Farmers face high costs when planting crops
Planting is in full swing, as farmers across Colorado plant for the upcoming season. The fields are prepped, and farmers are putting down fertilizer and seed as farmers prepare for another record crop year.
However, with record prices also comes record expenses. Increases in seed, fuel and fertilizer have aggravated farmers who feel the increases are not always necessary.
“This issue of cost of production is often so overlooked by those who only tap into the commodity price, or revenue, side of things. In today's agricultural commodity climate, things are stronger than they have ever been in history. It's important to recognize that as the revenue opportunities present themselves, it's important to realize that the costs of production have gone up as well,” said Mark Sponsler, CEO of Colorado Corn.
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