Cost rising for 2011 crops

01/28/2011 - 02/07/2011

Get that checkbook ready: It's going to cost you more to raise the 2011 corn and soybean crops than it did this year, according to a recent report. The 2011 Purdue Crop Cost & Return Guide, released Tuesday by Purdue University crop specialists and ag economists, indicates variable costs -- including fertilizer, seed, pesticides, fuel and machinery -- could see "double-digit increases" next year, reflecting higher grain market prices in recent months.


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