A North Central Missouri farmer says he’s expecting another year of skyrocketing input prices and tight margins.
“You don’t have to take many dollars of this corn and bean market, and we go from pretty profitable to pretty broke in a hurry.”
Chuck Weldon tells Brownfield too many cutbacks could be costly to crop health. “You don’t want to get skimpy on your inputs as far as fertilizer and thinks like that and put yourself behind from a fertility standpoint.”
And, he says, there aren’t many options where he could adjust his crop management plan.