What are growers most focused on this year?

A Purdue University survey shows one out of four producers have made or were making operational changes associated with climate.

Farm Bill aside, growers have other economic areas to focus on this year.

A recent survey with Purdue University shows one out of four producers have made or were making operational changes associated with climate, ranging from cover crops to tile drainage.

Economist James Mintert says growers also acknowledged high input costs as a concern.

“Producers are concerned about a cost price squeeze, but maybe different than some prior periods is that they are way more worried about input prices than they appear to be based on the risk of lower crop and livestock prices.”

Mintert says producers are looking at making some longer-term investments, but high input costs will be the deciding factor.

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