Rising costs for Christmas tree growers will likely be passed onto consumers this season. Real Christmas Tree Board executive director Marsha Gray tells Brownfield a recent survey of their members found increases up to 15 percent are likely. “Their input costs have gone up significantly... Read More.
Rising interest rates and inflation are putting pressure on land decisions and farm costs. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s Nate Kauffman says those looking to finance land purchases are being more cautious. “There’s less demand for farmland, in part, because of higher... Read More.
A dairy farmer says he’s thankful for better milk prices as costs remain high. “We’re pretty much needing all of that just to cover the cost of inputs going up.” Kris Wardin tells Brownfield, “Our largest expenses are the ones that are really going high—feed... Read More.
A beef nutrition specialist with the University of Missouri says cattle producers need to make sure cows are getting enough energy heading into winter. Eric Bailey says cows should calve with a body score of at least 5. “When a cow calves in a... Read More.
Like many farmers around the country, Roger Baker of Ohio is facing record high input prices. He says the cost of filling his on-farm fuel tank has changed drastically in recent years. “In April of 2018, I filled my 2,000-gallon off-road tank once for 82... Read More.
A beef nutritionist says rising input costs has put additional pressure on livestock producers this year. Dr. Brandon Koch with Kent Nutrition Group tells Brownfield, “Monocalcium phosphate that we use in livestock mineral for cows has gone up significantly,” he said. “That bag of... Read More.
Southeast Minnesota farmer Rob Tate says rising interest rates will impact his bottom line. “It will have some influence, as there’s some short-term borrowing needs on any operation at times. That’s another input that’s going to cost you a little bit more.” The Cannon Falls... Read More.
The VP of Industry Relations with the Renewable Fuels Association says US ethanol continues to gain popularity around the globe. “The trade front is great,” Robert White said. “It’s all lining up to be a record year.” White tells Brownfield US ethanol can help lower... Read More.
The cost of U.S. ag exports is rising without signals of slowing down. Tony Clayton, owner of the livestock export company Clayton-Agri Marketing, tells Brownfield two years ago it was about half a million dollars to send a plane with livestock to China… “Now you... 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.
By Tim Carpenter, Kansas Reflector TOPEKA — Tax receipts for state government in Kansas surpassed estimates by $438 million in the just-completed fiscal year to reach an annual total of $9.75 billion, officials said Friday. The Kansas Department of Revenue reported the state closed out the... Read More.