We’ve talked before about the rising input prices, and how this will affect many decisions heading into the 2022 planting season. Various surveys have indicated that this is a top concern for many farmers this year.
Alabama Extension Cotton Agronomist Steve Brown, with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES), agrees. He told Southeast AgNet this is something many growers have discussed with him, especially when it comes to fertilizer prices. But, he notes this is not their only concern.
In a Rural Mainstreet Index survey earlier this year, bankers were asked to identify the greatest 2022 risk for farmers. They overwhelmingly named rising farm input prices, such as fertilizer, as the top farm threat.