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Uncertainties abound for corn and soybean production in 2013. Potential drought, crop insurance payouts, and commodity prices are just a few major unknowns. To help growers prepare for the next year, Farm Industry News put together a buyer’s forecast of interest rates and the costs of production inputs and land. Featured here is the 2013 forecast for seed.
The rest of the input forecasts may be found here:
The speed of this year’s harvest also saw an uptick in early order activity, companies indicated. “We have already seen a strong response to our early-order programs this year,” King says. “Seed supplies will be tight, but growers have a better chance of getting the products they want if they order and purchase early.”
Beck’s Hybrids reports similar early order activity. Ryan Parkin, Beck’s marketing communications, says, “We encourage our customers to order early for two reasons – lock in the hybrids that they prefer on their operation and utilize early order incentives.”