The Crop Value per Acre calculator computes the crop value based on the yield in bushels per acre and the dollar per bushel.
INSTRUCTIONS: choose units and enter the following:
Crop Value per Acre (CVA): The calculator returns the value in U.S. dollars
The U.S. Department of Agriculture publishes an annual report on the yield rates of different crops, the USDA Crop Production 2021 Summary. It includes the amount of crop that an acre yields on average by state. Using recent grain crop pricing, this shows the simple math to identify what crop should be planted to maximize income.
The math is pretty simple. To compute the value of a crop per acre you multiply the following:
Using the average yield across the mid-Atlantic region and the current market auction price of corn, wheat and soybean, you can see that corn is the big winner.
Obviously, main factor is the volume of corn that is yielded per acre, nearly four times as many bushels of corn than soybean and over twice as many bushels as wheat.
The following shows the recent market auction value placed on corn, soybean and wheat. This is updated weekly.
US Corn Price Survey:
US Soybean Price Survey:
US Wheat Price Survey:
Grain Crop Calculators: