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Farmer discusses ag input challenges as the planting season nears

Higher prices and product availability concerns are forcing a southern Indiana farmer to book his products earlier than normal. 

Ben Kron raises corn and soybeans in Evansville.  

“I put in a lot of orders for all my inputs very early and paid for them, that way I made sure with my suppliers as soon as they came in that I had them,” he says. “This year it seems like as soon as we have accessibility to something you go and get it and have it at your place.”

He tells Brownfield accessing anhydrous has been a challenge.

“We’re even going into (the season) hoping we can get all of our anhydrous and our liquid for planting our corn,” he says. “Hopefully we’ll be able to get through that and I think we will.”

Kron says many farmers are also experiencing delays for machinery parts and tires.

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