Fertilizer Fever: Soaring Costs Could Impact Farmers, Food Prices Oct 11, 2021

🕔Oct 11, 2021
Bloomberg writer Elizabeth Elkin reported on Friday that, “A gauge of North American fertilizer prices soared to a record high, driving up costs for farmers and threatening to worsen food inflation. “The Green Markets North […]

Global Corn Production Higher, Farmers Face Input Supply Disruptions Sep 30, 2021

🕔Sep 30, 2021
Reuters writer Nigel Hunt reported last week that, “The International Grains Council (IGC) on Thursday raised its forecast for the 2021/22 global corn crop, predominately reflecting improved outlooks for the United States and Ukraine. “In its monthly update, the […]

Corn: Record High Input Costs Pressure Profit Outlook – DTN Aug 7, 2021

🕔Aug 7, 2021
A central Illinois corn farmer will make a $24 per acre profit in 2022 after paying for inputs and land costs, according to the latest crop budgets from the University […]

Texas Field Reports: Rising Fuel Prices Could Mean Higher Costs Mar 7, 2017

🕔Mar 7, 2017
Rising fuel prices could mean higher costs for producers and eventually consumers, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. Dr. Mark Welch, College Station, said he saw indications of […]

Nebraska: Comparing Generic and Name Brand Pesticides Feb 10, 2017

🕔Feb 10, 2017
Over time, increasing numbers of generic pesticides have become available for use on agronomic crops. Much like prescription drugs, generic products have the same active ingredient as the brand name […]

Flint on Crops: We Can Reduce Soybean Seed Cost – Commentary Dec 12, 2016

🕔Dec 12, 2016
One of the most cherished talents among people is the ability to influence opinions and ideas. The fact that ideas among farmers have changed little is demonstrated as they continue […]

Farming: What’s Happened to Input Costs During Multiple Year Price Declines? Oct 3, 2016

🕔Oct 3, 2016
Introduction Crop input prices are a topic of considerable discussion. Numerous farmdoc daily articles have addressed the topic; most recently September 20, 2016. This article provides another perspective by comparing […]

Soybeans: Put a Hold on Pest-Management Costs – Follow Economic Thresholds Aug 2, 2016

🕔Aug 2, 2016
As the summer light falls on your growing soybean fields, you might wish you had X-ray vision to determine your levels of pests. You might also wish you had crystal […]

Illinois: Growth Rates of Fertilizer, Pesticide, and Seed Costs over Time Jul 13, 2016

🕔Jul 13, 2016
Growth rates of fertilizer, pesticide, and seed costs have been higher in years following 2006 than they were between 1990 and 2006. In 2015, the sum of fertilizer, pesticide, and […]

Corn: Why Isn’t Anhydrous Ammonia Cheaper? Jun 15, 2016

🕔Jun 15, 2016
Nitrogen fertilizer is a major input in corn production and anhydrous ammonia is a widely used nitrogen fertilizer. In recent years, questions exist whether ammonia prices have decreased enough to […]

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