Input Costs & Producer Inflation

Cashing in on higher prices for cull cattle as meat demand stays high. Plus, trouble grows for wheat growers in a global surplus, and ag machinery sales slump.
A study by Kansas State University shows farmers in the state would need a yield of 60 bushels per acre at $6.26 per bushel to break even.
Congress has already approved more than $11 million for design work and $45 million for the first phase of construction, which is set to begin next month.
The inflation rate seems to be dropping faster here in the United States than in Canada, but according to the chief economist with one of Canada’s largest banks, looks can be deceiving.
Fertilizer is the largest variable input expense weighing on corn farmers, historically, according to new data from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.
As hog prices face potential decline, pork producers are dealing with a surge in litter rates, complicating efforts to control production.
In February, farmers experienced a slight increase in prices, though it fell short of surpassing last year’s numbers.
According to a new USDA-ERS report, technological advancements in agriculture led to significant output increases while reducing input usage for producers.
The U.S. agriculture industry is confronting a new economic reality as pandemic aid ends, pushing producers into debt as a form of financial relief from high input costs.
As farmers prepare for spring planting season, one of the critical factors influencing their operations is the price of diesel.
Cattle producers are shifting their feeding practices as winter temperatures remain unusually mild. Here’s how that is affecting the hay market.
High Path Avian Flu (or HPAI), along with the return of Avian Pneumo-Virus and Reovirus, has raised concerns among poultry experts as the industry continues it’s recovery from past outbreaks.
Leaders in the grain industry are preparing to confront a variety of issues head-on, including storage constraints, labor shortages, and persistent supply chain disruptions.
American importers are facing surging shipping container costs driven up by ongoing geopolitical tension in the Red Sea area and drought along the Panama Canal.
The Professional Dairy Producers just launched “Your Farm - Your Footprint,” a new, farmer-led approach to environmental stewardship in the dairy industry.
The European Agriculture Commissioner is proposing a policy shift as farmers continue to protest, suggesting an EU-wide change on rules that limit ag production, saying the current laws raise food security risks.
As farmers gear up for the spring planting season, it’s crucial to remember that financial planning goes hand in hand with early season crop protection.
Inflation remains sticky! Prices at the wholesale level rose 0.9 percent on the year when the market was expecting 0.6 percent.