Nearly 40 percent of famers surveyed are having difficulty securing crop inputs
Farmers are concerned about the availability of ag inputs, according to the latest Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer.
Jim Mintert is the director of the Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture.
“We asked farmers if they experienced difficulty in making crop input purchases for the 2022 season, and roughly four out of ten, 39 percent, of people in the survey said they did have some difficulty,” he says.
He tells Brownfield farmers were asked which inputs they had trouble purchasing.
“It was no big surprise that fertilizer came in number, but herbicides, insecticides, and farm machinery parts weren’t very far behind,” he says. “That tells you the supply chain is experiencing difficulties across the board. That’s another source of uncertainty for producers.”
The Ag Economy Barometer is a monthly national survey of 400 U.S. agricultural producers.
Audio: Jim Mintert