Farmer discusses higher crop prices, plans for Plant 21
Northeastern Nebraska Farmer Greg Anderson says higher crop prices have been a bright spot to start off the new year.
“We have enjoyed higher prices here lately and I think those prices will fluctuate up and down a little bit toward the spring,” he says. “Soybean supplies across the world are a bit tight and demand is very strong so that’s a good position for farmers. I think we can look into locking a profit at certain times of the year here that will be a healthy one for farmers and that’s a good thing because that’s what we’ve needed to happen.”
As for planting season decisions, Anderson says he will do what he usually does…plant continuous soybeans.
“I would be the first to say it’s not for everyone, but it’s worked for me in the area I live,” he says. “So, I’ll be planting all my acres—the acres that don’t go into alfalfa hay or grass hay—to soybeans this year.
He has been in a continuous soybean rotation since 1990 aside from alfalfa hay and grass hay he grows for his cow-calf operation. Anderson says planting continuous soybeans has helped him streamline production efficiencies by focusing mostly on one crop.