A US Representative from Iowa says she’s concerned about production costs for farmers heading into next year. Republican Ashley Hinson tells Brownfield, “I had one farmer text me that his inputs are up 300%,” she said. “That is just unsustainable.” She says inflation remains a... Read More.
Northwest Missouri farmer Jordan Bottiger says input costs were one of his biggest challenges this growing season. “Things really just increased between fertilizer, chemicals and fuel,” he said. “Everything is darn near double, if not more, than what is was last year.” But he tells... Read More.
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... Read More.
A US Senator from Iowa says high input costs continue to plague farmers. Republican Joni Ernst tells Brownfield fertilizer prices are a major concern, but… “The other cost of course that hit them this spring and is going to hit them again this fall... Read More.
By Allison Kite TOPEKA, Kan. (Kansas Reflector) - Evergy could soon receive approval for more than $96 million in energy efficiency programs in Kansas meant to lower carbon emissions — and customers’ bills. But the proposal is in a precarious position. “I want to be excited, but... Read More.
TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) has approved a settlement agreement and financing order giving Kansas Gas Service (KGS) authorization to... Read More.
Drought and skyrocketing input costs have caused some cattle producers in Nebraska to change their grazing strategies. Adam Sweitzer says he uses prescribed fires in the spring to burn off woody encroachment to help conserve the world’s largest native grassland. “We have learned... Read More.
A livestock nutritionist has some advice for cattle producers challenged by high feed costs. NT Cosby with Purina Animal Nutrition says widespread drought has limited hay supplies while grain prices remain elevated. “Making decisions very tough for producers to decide either how to feed their through... Read More.
North-central Iowa farmer April Hemmes says she’s bracing for the high price of input costs like diesel this fall. “To fill my combine tank, which is about 250 gallons, it’s going to be almost $1300 every time I fill it,” Hemmes said. But she... Read More.
An Illinois farmer says USDA loan programs for young, beginning and small farmers should me more flexible to help offset the cost of producing a crop. During a hearing House Ag Committee hearing Thursday, Adam Brown told lawmakers the lack of capital has squeezed... Read More.
An ag economist says rising input costs have some farmers are already contemplating an acreage shift in 2023. Jim Mintert tells Brownfield one out of five farmers surveyed in the latest Purdue University/CME Ag Economy barometer plan on changing up their crop mix, “Of... Read More.
Diesel costs keep mounting for many farmers. Chris Hill grows corn and soybeans near Brewster in southwest Minnesota and also runs a small trucking firm. “(One day last week) I think we burned closed to 200-gallons of diesel fuel in three trucks, and that happens almost... Read More.