Advanced breakeven analysis of agricultural enterprise budgets

Carl R. Dillon

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Advanced conceptual techniques for breakeven analysis of agricultural enterprise budgets are developed and applied. Breakeven points of a single agricultural enterprise, breakeven points between enterprises, and elasticities of breakeven points between enterprises are defined and mathematically derived. Breakeven equations were reduced to computational formulas for several budget components: output price, yield, input price, input requirement, variable cost, fixed cost, and total cost. Application of the advanced breakeven techniques provide evidence that both rice and wheat production seem especially desirable for the Arkansas Delta region in light of a fluctuating economic environment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-143
Number of pages17
JournalAgricultural Economics (United Kingdom)
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1993

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The author wishes to express his appreciation to B. Dixon, J. Casey, M. Cochran, C. Garner, and others for their constructive comments and suggestions on this and related research. This research was funded by Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station Project 1464.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Economics and Econometrics


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