ISSUE DATE: 11/15/2010
By Doug Rich
In a totally unscientific poll six farmers from five states were asked if they altered their crop input purchases based on what the commodity markets were doing. The answer was no from all six producers.
“We know what will work, and we know how much fertilizer it takes to raise a bushel of grain,” said Bill Wright, a grain farmer from Walsh, Colo. “I have a set plan for inputs, and I don’t know anything that would alter that plan. If corn would go to $2 a bushel we might just quit raising it, but other than that we are kind of set in our ways.”
Wright sets yield goals for his crops and plans his chemical and fertilizer purchases accordingly. His yield goal for irrigated corn is 200 bushels an acre, 75 bushels an acre for irrigated wheat, and 40 bushels an acre for dryland wheat.
“I go for the best crop I can get, and I don’t hold back on anything,” Danee Helvey said.
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