Updated January, 2021
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Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Production Budgets

Enterprise budget formats vary. Some are complex. Others are quite simple. The illustrated budgets for annual crops are to be used as an estimate of what a particular crop could average over time and location. Individual farm results will vary from these numbers based on soil types, location to markets, and managerial ability, among other considerations. The Ag Decision Maker Decision Tools below are available to enter individual farm results, or space is provided on each budget page in the publication.

Fruit and Vegetable Budget Decision Tools (xlsx) - Use these decision tools to estimate the costs and returns for fruit and vegetable production.

Budgets are available for:

Asparagus,
Basil
,
Specialty Green Beans
,
Carrots
,
Eggplant
,
Garlic
,
Salad Greens
,
Snow Peas
,
Potatoes
,
Sweet Potatoes
,
Red Raspberries
,
Strawberries
,
Cherry Tomatoes
,
Heirloom Tomatoes
.

* Aronia Budget added July 2011 (Decision Tool only). Compiled by Tim Eggers and Eldon Everhart, former extension specialists.

 

Prepared by Olivia Hanlon, extension education specialist, Farm, Food and Enterprise Development, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, ohanlon@iastate.edu, 515-296-0586
Craig Chase, local foods extension specialist, 515-294-1854, cchase@iastate.edu

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Olivia Hanlon

extension education specialist
Farm, Food and Enterprise Development
515-296-0586

Author

Craig Chase

local foods extension specialist
515-294-1854
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