Ag Economy Barometer Slides Lower, Concerns About War’s Impact on Input Prices Apr 5, 2022

🕔Apr 5, 2022
The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer dipped to a reading of 113 in March, the weakest farmer sentiment reading since May 2020 which was in the early days of the […]

Sizing Up Ag Effects of Ukraine War – DTN Apr 1, 2022

🕔Apr 1, 2022
While the agriculture world continues to get a grip on the ripple effects of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a livestock and meat consultant for the National Pork Board said Wednesday […]

Farms Likely to Pencil Profits in 2022, High Inputs Cast Shadow – DTN Mar 25, 2022

🕔Mar 25, 2022
Higher prices for corn, soybeans and wheat should outpace the increase in input costs for the 2022 growing season. Robert Fox, director of the Knowledge Exchange Division at CoBank, said […]

Louisiana: Global Issues Hit Home with High Fuel, Fertilizer Costs Mar 16, 2022

🕔Mar 16, 2022
At St. Louis Planting Co. in Iberville Parish, Patrick Frischhertz is busy checking off the list of usual springtime chores at a sugarcane farm: preparing rows for planting and applying […]

Russia-Ukraine Conflict Will Likely Mean Hardship, Opportunity for Ag Producers Mar 4, 2022

🕔Mar 4, 2022
The Russian invasion of Ukraine is causing “gut-wrenching” volatility in grain markets and pushing already high prices for fertilizer and diesel even higher, economists with the University of Arkansas System […]

Farmer Sentiment Rises During Commodity Price Rally; Production Cost Concerns – Ag Barometer Mar 1, 2022

🕔Mar 1, 2022
The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose 6 points in February to 125, matching the sentiment index’s reading from December. A more optimistic view of future conditions pushed the sentiment measure […]

Texas: Deep Soil Testing Offers Opportunity to Reduce Input Costs Mar 1, 2022

🕔Mar 1, 2022
In the wake of high fertilizer prices, one thing farmers should do this year more than any previous year is deep soil testing, according to a team of Texas A&M AgriLife […]

Mississippi: Possible Product Availability Issues; Be Flexible, Have Backup Plans – Podcast Feb 28, 2022

🕔Feb 28, 2022
Don, Jason, and Tom sit down in the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville to discuss supply and pricing of farm inputs for the 2022 crop.  They shotgun a range […]

Buy Diesel in Summer to Save on Costs, Says Ag Economist Feb 18, 2022

🕔Feb 18, 2022
Kansas State University farm management economist Gregg Ibendahl said the average price of gasoline and diesel the past five years gives a good indication of when to expect higher and […]

Fertilizer Prices Mostly Higher, Farmers Feel the “Squeeze of Inflation” Feb 17, 2022

🕔Feb 17, 2022
DTN writer Russ Quinn reported on Wednesday that, “Retail fertilizer prices continued to be mostly higher the first full week of February 2022, according to sellers surveyed by DTN. All but […]

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