Farm Production Costs

Farm production costs in Wisconsin last year totaled nearly $11 billion, about the same as 2015, according to newly released USDA reports.

The Dept. of Agriculture says feed costs were up 4 percent to $1.99 billion, the largest expense among production prices tracked by the agency.

The average farm operating in Wisconsin spent nearly $159,000 on production expenses in 2016.

The value of farm real estate in Wisconsin last year averaged $5,200 per acre, a 9 percent increase, USDA said.


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