Cotton, Corn and Soybean Net Return Comparison Decision Aid
The Cotton, Corn and Soybean Net Return Comparison Decision Aid is a spreadsheet-based decision tool developed to assist row crop producers in Louisiana (other states as well) in making production decisions based on expected net return comparisons between production of cotton, corn and soybeans, using alternative expectations related to variable production costs, expected crop yields and expected crop market prices. The decision tool contains five Excel worksheets which compares net returns above variable production costs for three alternative sets of crop production choices: (1) cotton versus corn, (2) cotton versus soybeans, and (3) corn versus soybeans.
This spreadsheet decision tool can be downloaded and saved on any desktop or laptop personal computer for use. A link to the user manual is also available with a detailed description of the decision aid.