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 […]

South Dakota Soybeans: Improve Profitability by Reducing Input Costs May 25, 2016

🕔May 25, 2016
In South Dakota, corn and soybeans are the top two crops with the largest acres planted and the highest sales values. Based on USDA/NASS data, the 2015 corn and soybean […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Estimated Production Costs for 2015 Apr 18, 2016

🕔Apr 18, 2016
In 2015, the total of all economic costs per acre for growing corn in Illinois averaged $921 in the northern section, $896 in the central section for farmland with “high” […]

Flint on Crops: Is a Low Input Crop Possible? Apr 4, 2016

🕔Apr 4, 2016
The planting season is here and a lot of farmers are facing limited financing and poor justification for this crop. I know that may sound like I am double-speaking but what […]

Virginia Cotton: Careful Cost Cutting and Buy Some New Shoes… Mar 23, 2016

🕔Mar 23, 2016
All this cutting, but is it all the same thing. Like, cutting off your nose to spite your face – what does that all even mean? Many decisions are currently […]

Think Twice Before Cutting Input Costs Mar 18, 2016

🕔Mar 18, 2016
Is net profit per acre for crop production impacted more by yield, price or costs? “When operating margins are strong, as was the situation for several years prior to 2013, […]

Corn, Soybean Prices: Key Factors That Got Us Here Mar 11, 2016

🕔Mar 11, 2016
The recent decline in farm prices have underscored a question that has existed throughout the recent period of higher prices, has a new era of farm prices emerged? An excellent […]

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