MADISON ó New
figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show production
costs for Wisconsin farmers remained steady in 2016.
Wisconsin farm spent nearly $159,000 on feed, labor, machinery, fuel
and other items last year. Thatís just a fraction of 1 percent more
than in 2015.
Wisconsin-Extension farm management specialist Kevin Bernhardt said
expenses have remained low over the last few years due to falling
producers also saw more favorable rental rates for farmland last
year. He says low commodity prices impact how much landowners can
charge for rent.
farmers are likely to see a small increase in production expenses
this year, as grain and dairy prices start to improve.