Northern Minnesota farmer has an eye on 2022 inputs
Farmers are harvesting this year’s crop with an eye on what it’s going to cost to raise a crop in 2022.
Theresia Gillie of Hallock in northern Minnesota tells Brownfield she’s already locked in soybean seed for next year.
“Because I really like the one variety, it really handles our adverse weather very well. So I locked in some of that (and) am still going with half my farm to wheat.”
She tells Brownfield another input that’s getting more expensive is fertilizer.
“I actually spread two of my fields just with some starter to help my soybeans out next year.”
Gillie grows soybeans and spring wheat and wrapped up harvest in late September. She says yields were affected by drought with wheat below average and soybeans about 25 percent under her APH.