These cost estimates are representative of average costs for farms in Iowa. Very large or small farms may have lower or higher ?xed costs per acre.
Due to differences in soil potentials, quantity of inputs used and other factors, production costs will vary from farm to farm. Price shifts for inputs can change production costs in both the short and long run. The data re?ect average cost of purchased inputs and a return to land and labor resources, but do not provide a margin for pro?t or a return to management. They re?ect production costs only, and do not include costs of storage.
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