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Iowa farmer concerned about 2023 inputs

A western Iowa farmer has had better than expected yields this harvest, but says inputs for next year are top of mind.

Kevin Ross of Minden says he’s keeping a close eye on fertilizer costs. “The early fall numbers were higher than where we started out last year,” he said. “With what those numbers look like already, those are concerning.”

He tells Brownfield he’s also anticipating higher seed prices for 2023. “The seed companies have said they are definitely going to increase some prices,” Ross said. “They kind of held steady last year a little bit. They are always trying to get a little more as everybody else is too and you can’t blame them for that, especially when these prices are high.”

Ross says he continues to be concerned about high fuel costs.

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