Lower input prices will ease some of the financial stress due to lower 2015 crop prices. Decreased prices for fertilizer and diesel fuel will offer support of net returns for all crops, but especially for crops requiring nitrogen and energy as relatively large components of total inputs.
In accordance with decreased input prices since November 2014, the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture has issued revised crop enterprise budgets for the 2015 production year. Revised budgets indicate increased net returns of $9 per acre for soybeans and $26 per acre for corn. Increased net returns for rice are $35 per acre. The revised 2015 crop enterprise budgets are available here.