Mississippi: Budgeting Hurdles for 2022 – Podcast Oct 27, 2021

🕔Oct 27, 2021
Brian Mills and Will Maples visit the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio to talk economics for 2022. As input prices continue to increase, budgeting becomes uncertain. Will and Brian discuss marketing […]

Nebraska: Production Cost Increases, Expected Profits, Riskier Financial Environment – Podcast Oct 26, 2021

🕔Oct 26, 2021
Input prices for the 2022 crop year are poised to be substantially higher than recently experienced. The increases in input prices will undoubtedly increase production costs, however, the actual financial […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: 2022 Planting Decisions, Nitrogen Costs, and Crop Prices Oct 21, 2021

🕔Oct 21, 2021
For 2022, planting decisions relative to corn and soybeans are likely more complicated than usual due to rising production costs and uncertainties about commodity and fertilizer prices. Higher priced nitrogen […]

Profitable Harvest, But Farmers Leery of Rising Production Costs, Parts Shortage Oct 19, 2021

🕔Oct 19, 2021
Des Moines Register writer Donnelle Eller reported this week that, “After last year’s destructive derecho, which flattened corn and stripped soybean across the state, better-than-expected yields and strong prices are making this harvest a profitable one […]

Short Supplies, Rising Cost, Inflation: Definitely Not a Pretty Picture Oct 11, 2021

🕔Oct 11, 2021
I’ve debated over the last three weeks about writing an article that addresses the title.  I usually try to have a positive message even when there is a problem that […]

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 […]

Arkansas Rice: Rains Slow Harvest; Fertility Amid Rising Input Costs Oct 4, 2021

🕔Oct 4, 2021
It’s been a good run up to this point with harvest, but a rainy window has finally arrived to bust up the game and slow things down.  I feel like […]

Ag Economy: “Revival” in the Farm Belt, But Things Can Turn Quickly Oct 1, 2021

🕔Oct 1, 2021
Wall Street Journal writers Jesse Newman and Bob Tita reported in Monday’s paper that, “A revival in the U.S. Farm Belt is in full swing, boosting markets for land and equipment and raising […]

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 Market: Strong Prices Come at a Cost – DTN Sep 3, 2021

🕔Sep 3, 2021
Six-dollar corn is expensive to grow. The University of Illinois projects corn farmers’ non-land costs will climb by $70 per acre next year, leaving a much thinner profit outlook than […]

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