Farmers have historically overseeded soybean seed, primarily because it was cheap insurance. Twenty years ago, seeding costs with bin-run seed cost about $15 per acre.
With the run up in commodity prices and farmland prices -- some surveys show 30% increases in just the last year -- many cash rent rates have not kept up. So how much should they go up in 2012?
"That depends entirely on where you are now and how proactive you've been in the last few years at making the necessary adjustments," says Kevin Dhuyvetter, Kansas State University farm management specialist.
How to sell calves on the highest market.
Weigh your options before you invest in a cattle weighing system.
The battle for acres in 2012 between corn and soybeans won't be entirely shaped by the economics of input costs and market outlook, one analyst says.
There's no approved treatment or vaccine for West Nile virus, but taking steps to reduce exposure by wearing repellent cuts the risk.
Farmers, motorcycles, and ferryboats come together at Latham field day.
Pork producers brace for a flood of red ink for the remainder of 2011 and beyond.
Implants' potential impact to bottom line is worth a look
Get ready for the best cattle markets - Ever!