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Minnesota farmer expects to pay as much as $80 more per-acre for fertilizer

A farmer in west-central Minnesota expects to pay $70 to $80 more per-acre on fertilizer next year.

But D.J. VanKlompenburg of Montevideo says corn still looks profitable.

“It kind of cuts into your savings a little bit, but we’re certainly not Scrooge McDuck rolling in the gold coins by any means.”

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association board member tells Brownfield the corn-to-soybean price ratio probably won’t influence a change to his rotation, but another factor might.

“Honestly I haven’t looked into the chemical availability yet, but that might influence what kind of technology package we’re going to be planting for soybeans next year based on what’s available for some post-season chemical use.”

Ag retailers are warning certain chemicals will be hard to come by in 2022 including glyphosate because some of the ingredients are shipped from overseas. 

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