Soybeans: How Can You Maximize Your Fertilizer Dollars in 2022? – DTN Nov 5, 2021

🕔Nov 5, 2021
As crop input prices continue to soar, Mike Starkey intends to change his soybean fertility program to make every dollar count in 2022. The Brownsburg, Indiana, farmer will likely forgo […]

Input Costs Show No Signs of Subsiding – Implications for Producers Nov 4, 2021

🕔Nov 4, 2021
Earlier this week, Wall Street Journal writer Jinjoo Lee reported that, “High natural-gas prices today mean your electricity and heating bills will likely be expensive this winter. Next year, it could mean you […]

Tennessee: Managing Input Price Risk Nov 3, 2021

🕔Nov 3, 2021
It’s a challenging time for crop producers to manage input price risk. Input prices for fertilizer, crop protection (chemicals), machinery, fuel, labor, rent, and insurance are up substantially compared to […]

Ballooning Fertilizer Prices, Production Cost Considerations Gain Scrutiny Nov 2, 2021

🕔Nov 2, 2021
Bloomberg writers Kim Chipman and Elizabeth Elkin reported late last week that, “Skyrocketing fertilizer prices could lead U.S. corn profits to drop by about a quarter next year, potentially motivating farmers to shift millions of acres into less […]

Farmer Sentiment Weakens Amid Concerns of Cost-Price Squeeze – Ag Barometer Nov 2, 2021

🕔Nov 2, 2021
For the third month in a row, agricultural producer sentiment weakened in October as the Ag Economy Barometer declined to 121, 3 points lower than a month earlier. The modest decline in […]

Rising Production Costs Temper 2021 Successes – DTN Nov 1, 2021

🕔Nov 1, 2021
It should be a celebratory fall for Justin Honebrink. To his relief, the west-central Minnesota farmer is harvesting unexpectedly average crops, after August rains breathed life back into his drought-stressed […]

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 […]

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