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Enterprise Budgets

WSU School of Economics Crop Enterprise Budgets – The purposes of these budgets are to estimate the costs and returns from producing these crops for research and policy purposes and to provide producers and their credit providers with a tool to use in enterprise selection and financing.

Using Enterprise Budgets to Make Decisions about Your Farm (pdf)
The purpose of this publication is to describe how to develop and use an enterprise budget. The information herein defines the enterprise budget, outlines basic cost concepts, and presents a sample budget to illustrate the concepts. Instructions for adjusting costs in published budgets, doing a break-even analysis, and making decisions with enterprise budgets are also explained. Pacific Northwest Extension Publication, 2000

Enterprise Budget Analysis (pdf)
This publication describes how and when to use enterprise budgets in a business plan. Pennsylvania State University, 1994

Small Winery Investment and Operating Costs Extension Bulletin (pdf)
This publication describes an accurate depiction of current investment costs of constructing, owning, and operating a winery in the state of Washington. Washington State University, 2005

Costs of Owning & Operating Farm Machinery in Pacific Northwest: 2011 (pdf)
This publication reports estimated costs of owning and operating farm machinery commonly used in the Pacific Northwest. University of Idaho, 2011

Pennsylvania State University, Agricultural Alternatives: Enterprise Budgets for Small Farms
Enterprise budgets for many crops commonly grown on small farms are given at this site.

British Columbia Enterprise Budgets
The British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture and Lands has developed enterprise budgets for many crops. They consists of the following sections: key factors affecting profitability, marketing alternatives, cash flow timing, rules of thumb, enterprise budget, cash flow table and graph, sensitivity analysis table and the buildings, machinery and production system costs. More recent budgets include aspects of risk management and marketing.

The Economics of Dairy Nutrient Management (pdf)
This publication addresses many important physical and economic issues in dairy nutrient management. Washington State University, 2003

Information found on this page is for general educational purposes only and is not intended to take the place of professional advice from lawyers and Certified Public Accountants.