Farm Management Issues 2024

January 2024 | 22 min., 39 sec.
by Brian Mills
Mississippi State University

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​This webcast addresses four topics: (1) Mississippi acres and land values, including changes from 2022 to 2023; (2) estimates of production costs for the 2023 crop year and changes from 2022; (3) comparison of net returns; and (4) the impact of interest rates. Although direct costs decreased, fixed costs and interest rates increased. Moreover, lower crop prices are projecting lower income and profits.

About the Presenter

​Brian Mills ​Brian Mills is an agricultural economist at the Delta Research and Extension Center in Stoneville, Mississippi. He works primarily on farm management issues and determining the profitability of various crop production decisions, including cover crops and precision agriculture. Brian received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and his PhD from Oklahoma State University. He began working at Mississippi State University in 2019.

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