An eastern Iowa farmer is changing the way he manages inputs to combat the volatile price environment.
Logan Lyon, an Iowa Corn Growers Association director, tells Brownfield he adjusted the timing of fertilizer applications this year. “I’d rather be a spring nitrogen applicator, but the past couple of years I’ve gone to the fall,” he said. “I know what my cost is in the fall and I don’t know what it’s going to be in the spring.”
He says rising input costs have been cutting into farmer profit margins.