By Archie Flanders, Associate Professor, Agricultural Economics
Wheat prices below $5.00/bu. will have Arkansas growers carefully evaluating production costs for potential fall 2015 planting. Continued moderation in fertilizer and diesel prices will offset some of the impact of low commodity prices. An updated interactive wheat budget is available to aid in evaluating costs and returns for wheat production. A comparison of soybeans double cropped with wheat is available by applying a separate interactive program that simultaneously incorporates both crops.