Late-season rains benefit Indiana farmer’s soybean crop

Better weather has provided a late-season boost for some Indiana crops.

Matt Chapman farms in Henry County, east of Indianapolis.  The soybeans, I think, will be above-average,” he says.  “The rains in August have helped them. I think corn will be an average crop, maybe below average a little bit.”

He tells Brownfield he’s starting to put together a plan for the upcoming growing season.  But there are still a lot of unknowns, like cost of production.  “Trying to determine if we’re going to have a slowdown in the world economy,” he says.  “What does that look like for commodity prices and our input prices? Will they move together, or will they move separately?”

Chapman says farming is always a risky business, but he anticipates even more uncertainty and volatility in the coming year.

AUDIO: Matt Chapman, Indiana farmer

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