Current low commodity prices and high rental rates have created a real imbalance in the financial returns for Midwest crop producers. This problem can be more severe for operations that grew rapidly during the boom years of 2008-2012. If things go wrong for a large crop producer today, they can snowball in a hurry. And yet, a large group of these producers, based on our benchmarking databases, have remained profitable. In this session we will discuss the financial results for these producers and look at the characteristics of producers who have remained profitable vs. those who have struggled financially in recent years.