Agricultural Economics Department


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Van Tassell, L. “Using Breakeven Analysis for Better Decisions.” CAP Series 23-0602, Center for Agricultural Profitability, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, June 8, 2023. DOI: 10.32873/unl.dc.cap006.


One of the merits of enterprise budgeting is the value of statistics obtained by producers as they engage in decision-making activities. Some of the easiest and most useful computations that can be obtained from enterprise data are breakeven values. As the name suggests, a breakeven gives the price or yield required for the revenue obtained from the enterprise to equal the costs encumbered to produce that revenue.