Northwest Iowa farmer planning ahead for 2023 inputs
Farmers are making plans A, B, and C as they face uncertainty ahead of the 2023 growing season.
Northwestern Iowa farmer Kelly Nieuwenhuis says if prices don’t back off their current levels, they are going to do things a little different next year.
“We’ve got our farms in pretty good condition as far as soil fertilities,” he said. “If the P and K prices don’t come down, we just won’t apply any next year and we’ll still be in good shape.”
He says input costs were challenging this year. “I wasn’t totally surprised by that. It seems like whenever farmers make money, somebody wants a bigger piece of the pie.”
Nieuwenhuis farms in O’Brien County.