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The biggest concern for MO farmers in input costs and crop prices

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The biggest concern for MO farmers in input costs and crop prices

A central Missouri farmer said last fall that input costs and grain prices were of paramount concern.

Bill Betterridge says Brownfield made Brownfield think about waiting for him to buy in the spring with a $ 1200 drop in anhydride.

“When I first heard it was what they were looking for anhydrate. [I thought] Maybe I’ll wait until this spring to see if it’s better, but that didn’t work, “he said.

Thankfully, Betridge said he went on to cover his needs last year before the price rose another $ 400.

Farmers in Cooper County say they have reconsidered grain marketing after forward trading some of this year’s crops due to soaring input costs.

“We always hope that when we do some of that forward contract, it’s the lowest price we’ve ever gotten,” he said. “Last year was the lowest price and it wasn’t really interesting (laughs)”

Betridge said he sold corn for just over $ 7, soybeans for $ 12 to $ 13, and wheat for $ 10.

“I would like to be able to balance with these high inputs – and again, we are always mentioning. [to it] But with the help of Mother Nature, we can grow crops. I think it gives you a little chance of success, “he said. “Even if there is a lot of input.”

Despite delays in planting, Betridge said he expects above average yields this year.



The biggest concern for MO farmers in input costs and crop prices

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