CROPPLAN Management Calculator


The CROPPLAN Production Cost, Marketing and Management Calculator (XLS 1.8 MB) enables farmers to estimate the annual cash cost of producing field crops on their land. Knowing the cost of production is essential to management, marketing strategy and risk management planning and to giving a farm the best opportunity for overall profitability.


CROPPLAN Example Farm (XLS 1.8 MB)


CROPPLAN calculates:

  • marginal returns
  • break even yields
  • break even crop prices on total production and remaining unsold inventory
  • land and machinery cost analysis
  • cash based financial ratios

Key Features:

  • based on guidelines for estimating crop production costs (simple and easy to use)
  • cash production costs on an annual basis (bushel, acre and total farm)
  • can be used for pre-season planning, growing season management and crop marketing before and after the crop is in the bin

Key analysis:

  • cost of production
  • costs per bushel, per acre and total farm
  • gross revenue estimates


  • break even prices and yield
  • average price sold to date
  • break even price on remaining unsold production


  • fertilizer, seed and grain storage required for the farm
  • operating expense ratio
  • agri-insurance dollar values and coverage estimates
  • average and break even land and machinery payment per acre
A What If? analyzer calculates how random changes might affect costs, revenues and returns.
We would like to hear from you.  To help us create better tools, please fill out our quick CROPPLAN Evaluation (PDF 158 KB).
If you have questions, contact your local Manitoba Agriculture Office or email us and a farm management specialist will contact you.