Iowa farmer concerned about next year’s crop input prices
Corn farmers are concerned about the high cost of inputs for this year and beyond.
Larry Buss of Logan in west-central Iowa tells Brownfield he made his 2022 fertilizer and crop protection purchases six to eight months ago.
“At an increased price than what they cost us the year before, but far less than what we have today. So we’re set for 2022 (but) my concern is for the 2023 season.”
He says crop input prices tend to go up quickly but come back down very slow.
“So I’m really concerned about the 2023 crop for sure and what the inputs are going to cost.”
Buss is vice president of the Iowa Corn Promotion Board.
Anhydrous ammonia prices are at all-time highs and more than 120 percent higher than this time a year ago.