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Midweek Markets: Will input prices keep rising?

Plus, we talk through the latest exclusive Farm Futures reader survey results.

Ben Potter

September 22, 2021

Growers have a lot on their mind as the 2021 harvest begins to ramp up, with the 2022 season already creeping closer.

The good news – grain prices are at profitable levels right now, with a healthy chance to remain that way into the new year.

But 2021 has not been without its challenges. Farmers are already fighting the all-to-real specter of rising fertilizer costs. They are also worried about the potential for rising interest rates and the ill-effects of inflation.

In this week’s Midweek Markets podcast, we tackle some of those concerns and offer a look into the results of a reader poll that showed some revealing insights about 2022 planting intentions.

About the Author(s)

Ben Potter

Senior editor, Farm Futures

Senior Editor Ben Potter brings two decades of professional agricultural communications and journalism experience to Farm Futures. He began working in the industry in the highly specific world of southern row crop production. Since that time, he has expanded his knowledge to cover a broad range of topics relevant to agriculture, including agronomy, machinery, technology, business, marketing, politics and weather. He has won several writing awards from the American Agricultural Editors Association, most recently on two features about drones and farmers who operate distilleries as a side business. Ben is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

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