In Farming Simulator 17 one of your main sources of income is growing, harvesting and selling crops in order for you to make a living as a farmer. In this game you can choose to grow all the crops available in Farming Simulator 15 plus a few new sorts of crop:
- Soybeans (new)
- Sunflower (new)
- Poplar (new)
- Radish (new)
Every type has it's own unique features like profitabillity, average gain per 1ha etc. Since you can influence the prices for each crop on the market by selling one (price drop), selling an opposite crop (price increase) it's best to grow everyone of them with exception of the Poplar and Oilseed Radish.
Forestry is unlike your conventional way of farming but it's certainly profitable. It can be done on a small scale with a chainsaw, tractor and logtrailer.
Another way is to use a wood chipper and last but not least: the Forestry harvester. A special machine that cut's down trees, removes branches and cut's logs at a length of your choosing.