Latest Cost Studies
- Rice [pdf]
2021: Sacramento Valley
Rice-only rotation, Medium grain
- Oranges [pdf]
2021: San Joaquin Valley South
Establishment and Production, Navels, Low-Volume Irrigation
- Alfalfa [pdf]
2020: San Joaquin Valley North, Intermountain, San Joaquin Valley South, Sacramento Valley
Organic, Establish and Production, Flood Irrigation
- Avocados [pdf]
2020: San Diego County
High Density Planting
- Pistachios [pdf]
2020: San Joaquin Valley South
- Lemons [pdf]
2020: Ventura County
Establishment and Production, Micro-sprinkler Irrigation
- Alfalfa [pdf]
2020: Siskiyou County
Establishment and production, Scott Valley - Mixed Irrigation
- Grapes/Wine [pdf]
2020: Napa County
Establishment & Production, Mechanical Cultural Operations, Cabernet Sauvignon
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These are the most recent cost and return studies for a broad range of commodities produced in California. Studies can be sorted by commodity, production region, or county within California. All studies are available in pdf format. Selected studies are also available in spreadsheet format.
Archived cost and return studies either have been replaced with more recent studies for the same commodity and production region, or they are more than five years old. Studies date back to 1931.
These spreadsheets calculate the value of a single tree or vine lost to any cause. Calculators are available for each major tree and vine crop produced in CA, both with or without replacement of the tree or vine. The user can vary the yield, price, age when lost, orchard spacing, and other factors.
Cost studies for nine alternative conservation practices used on the Central Coast are available in pdf format. Each study details the associated costs for installation, operation, and maintenance and the expected benefits for the conservation practice.
These worksheets contain budgets for cow/calf production for winter hay feeding or winter pasture. The user can vary the costs of inputs, number of head, and prices to compare alternative management strategies.