Latest Cost Studies

  • Rice [pdf]
    2022: Sacramento/San Joaquin Counties
    Continuous Rice, Delta Area
  • Prunes [pdf]
    2022: Sacramento Valley
    French variety, establishment and production
  • Walnuts [pdf]
    2022: Sacramento Valley
    Establishment and Production, Chandler variety
  • Cover Crops [pdf]
    2022: Lower Sacramento Valley
    Winter cover crop in an annual rotation
  • Strawberries [pdf]
    2022: Monterey/San Benito/Santa Cruz Counties
    Organic, Fresh Market
  • Sheep [pdf]
    2022: San Joaquin Valley South
    3,000 head (ewes) operation
  • Grapes/Wine [pdf]
    2021: Sacramento/San Joaquin Counties
    High Cordon Mechanical Pruning, Single Wire Trellis, Cabernet Sauvignon, Crush District 11, Establishment and Production
  • Grapes/Wine [pdf]
    2021: Sacramento/San Joaquin Counties
    Quadrilateral Trellis, Cabernet Sauvignon, Crush District 11, Establishment and Production

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Current Cost and Return Studies

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

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.

Tree and Vine Loss Calculators

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.

Conservation Practice Studies

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.

Cow/Calf Budget Calculators

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.