Input challenges still linger
Southwest Iowa farmer Jeff Jorgenson says managing the crop will be one of his biggest challenges this growing season.
“Fertilizers are expensive and chemicals are expensive, so we want to manage those as best as we can,” he said. “We need to make sure we can maximize on our yields because of the value of this crop.”
He tells Brownfield diesel prices are another concern. “It just doesn’t quit going up,” Jorgenson said. “Spring for farmers is not near as substantial as the fall. A lot of folks had some bought and you’re probably running out of your pre-pay or what you bought early.”
The national average price of diesel was $5.78 per gallon on Wednesday, according to AAA.