Minnesota farmer prefers when commodity prices and input costs meet in “middle”
Expensive inputs are dampening farmer enthusiasm about high commodity prices.
Brent Mohn grows corn and soybeans in southern Minnesota.
“A lot of people get excited about high commodity prices, but kind of don’t think about the high expenses that go with it. I personally find it actually a little easier to farm when both sides are more in the middle.”
The Lakeville farmer tells Brownfield volatility adds a lot of stress.
“You’re fighting the swings of highs and lows, trying to price your inputs versus your crop.”
Mohn says he tries to match up sales with input purchases to manage risk.