The Agricultural Economics program in Vernon develops and delivers innovative educational and applied research programs that meet the decision support needs of targeted audiences and stakeholders in our District.
It provides technical expertise, educational programs, and applied research in farm and ranch management, crop and livestock economics, business economics and finance, risk management, marketing, resources, and policy.
Our goal is to engage our ag industry and all stakeholders in the use of economics to support decision making, maintaining or regaining competitiveness, ensuring economic sustainability, and supporting our vibrant, rural communities.
These slides and decision aids discuss what to do now given the change in livestock markets these last two weeks due to the Coronavirus effects on the markets. Cost of Gain, Purchased Price and Weight, Sale Prices, might be different to each county and producer. Some of you might have hedge their production earlier. This spreadsheet will let you put your own numbers and change a few variables and help you to make a better informed decision.
2018 Farm Bill Decision Aid AFPC educational tool to help you understand how your choices under the 2018 Farm Bill may affect your FSA payments.
Rolling Plains Crop & Livestock Budgets
Beef Cattle Decision Aids Beef Cow-Calf and Retained Ownership Decision Aids to Address Economic Questions
Custom Rate Survey
Farm/Ranch Business Management
What now? Crop Decision Making During Pandemic
Follow the blog for regular updates to stakeholders in the world of agriculture on agricultural markets, research findings from agricultural economists, current issues facing the field of agriculture, and the implications of regularly released USDA reports.