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Farmer discusses impact of supply chain disruptions to his farm

Central Indiana farmer Mike Beard says he’s experienced the ripple effect of supply chain disruptions on his farm.  

“It has impacted me significantly,” he says. “It’s raised our cost of production and it’s bothered us a little bit yet as to whether we’ll be able to plant the mix we would like to plant because we may not get the chemicals we need.”

Beard, who is president of the Indiana Corn Growers Association, says he’s concerned about the 2022 season.  

“I am concerned how my cost will be impacted and to look at the revenue side,” he says. “If we all plant a bunch of soybeans that may impact the price of my soybeans. Supply chain issues can run a lot of different directions.”

Brownfield interviewed Beard during the Indiana Ag Policy Forum hosted by the Indiana Soybean Alliance Membership and Policy Committee and the Indiana Corn Growers Association.

Audio: Mike Beard

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