With the possibility of tighter profits in 2014, will you cut crop inputs?

Corn and soybean prices aren't looking to make any big upward swings, meaning profits will be tighter in 2014. As growers try to stick to operating budgets, some inputs may have to give. We'd like to know: What will you cut, if anything, in 2014? Will you cut chemical applications? Seed treatments? Fertilizer? Or maybe you won't cut anything at all because you need those inputs to grow the best crop. Take our poll and let us know!

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Anonymous
on Jan 11, 2014

its a time to raise more not less with prices lower

Anonymous
on Jan 11, 2014

WE WILL CUT WHATEVER IT TAKES TO GIVE US A BLACK BOTTOM LINE FOR THE 2014 CROP YEAR.
We will do what ever will give us the most bang for our buck. We look at what other countries have for production problems and what grains are looking poor. We then decide what we can afford to spend on our crops which will probably give us a black bottom line.
I often think that it is a very poor way of supplying food for the world when we have to hope that some other country will have a crop failure so that we can make a living growing food for ths masses. Surely there must be a better way?

Anonymous
on Jan 11, 2014

Prices for inputs need to fall considerably, if this fails to take place, sales for many inputs will nosedive. What farmers consider as necessities for growing crops will take precedence over inputs that may or may not increase yield.

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