Ag Resources

Standard Units & Conversion Measures (USDA)

Soybeans: Cents/bushel • k tons/year • 36.7437 bushels/MT • 1/100 = $/year. 1 soybean bushel = 27.21554 kg (60 pounds) = 0.027216 tons.
Soybean meal: 1MT/year • (1/0.907185) short ton/MT • $ / short ton = $/year
Wheat: Cents/bushel • KMT/year • 36.7437 bushels/MT • 1/100 = $/year. 1 wheat bushel = 27.21554 kg (60 pounds) = 0.027216 tons.
Corn: Cents/bushel • KMT/year • 39.368 bushels/MT • 1/100 = $/year. 1 corn bushel = 25.401 kg (56 pounds) = 0.02540 tons.
Coffee: Cents/pound • 60 kg/year • 2.20462 pounds/kg • 1/100 = $/year.
Sugar: Cents/pound • 2204.622 pounds/MT • 1/100 = $/MT.
Cotton: Cents/pound • 480k lb/year • 1/100 = $/MT
Live Cattle: Cents/pound • 1222 pounds/head • 1/100 = $/head.
Lean Hogs: Cents/pound • 262 pounds/head • 1/100 = $/head.

Tons:

British Tonne (Long Ton) = 2240 lbs. American Ton (Short Ton) = 2000 lbs. Metric Ton = 1,000 kg, 2204.622 lbs.

Links to Calculators:

USDA Season-Average Price Forecasts: Price Loss Coverage (PLC) for Corn, Soybeans, Wheat Description: This data product provides three Excel spreadsheet models that use futures prices to forecast the U.S. season-average price received by farmers for corn, soybeans, and wheat. The models also compute the PLC payment rates for marketing years 2014/15 and beyond.
Farm Credit Services of America Loan Payment Calculator & Amortization Description: This is an estimate of loan payments. The actual payment amounts may vary depending on the interest rate, closing date, and other factors.
Pioneer Planting Rate Estimator Description: DuPont Pioneer field tests hybrid response to plant population at dozens of locations across North America each year. This extensive testing allows us to sample a wide array of environments at many yield levels. The wide-ranging data set obtained powers this Planting Rate Estimator.