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Welcome to FINBIN
Welcome to FINBIN, one of the largest and most accessible sources of farm financial and production benchmark information in the world. FINBIN places detailed reports on whole farm, crop, and livestock financials at your fingertips.

With just a few clicks of the mouse, you can see reports such as:

The possibilities are endless. Select Whole Farm Reports, Crop Reports, or Livestock Reports to create your own custom report.
2014 Minnesota data is now in the Bin!!!
  • March 31, 2015 - Today's FINBIN update brings 2014 data for 2,183 Minnesota farms into FINBIN. Check 'About the Data' for the details or just run a report.
2014 FINBIN Report on Minnesota Farm Finances

Minnesota crop and livestock farms had very different years in 2014, based on farms included in the FINBIN database. This short paper includes a number of historical graphs to provide a quick visual perspective of what´s been happening in Minnesota agriculture.

Read the 2014 FINBIN Report on Minnesota Farm Finances

How Can I Find Organic Data?

There is organic data in FINBIN for some but not all enterprises. For crops, organic crops are listed in the crop list. For livestock, you will need to select the Organic special sort. There are several Organic Dairy farms included in the database.

For crops:

  • Select CROP summary reports.
    • Select an organic crop (e.g., Corn, Organic)
    • Select the location you want to look at
    • Columns - you might want to leave Years for this report
    • Farm characteristics
      • add years (we have organic data from 2006 to present)
      • we suggest you choose Crop Tenure of Owned or Cash Rented
    • Generate your report

For livestock:
  • Select LIVESTOCK summary reports
    • Select a livestock enterprise
    • Select location - livestock reports are not as location-specific as crops, so you may not want to narrow too much
    • Columns - we suggest Years
    • Farm characteristics
      • add years (we have organic data from 2006 to present)
      • Special sort items to include - select Organic

If you get a message that 'No data is available for this report,' widen your query.

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