Farmer says input availability has improved since last year

Unlike last year, a northwest Ohio farmer says input availability is not a concern ahead of the 2023 planting season.

Ryan Mohr grows corn and soybeans in Van Wert County.

“Getting the product and lack of availability was the issue last year,” he says. “This year that is about the exact opposite. All of our seed is here. We’re a month and a half from planting and all of our seed is in the warehouse. Chemicals are the same way. If it’s not here, all of it is paid for and we’re guaranteed shipment within the next couple of weeks.”

He says there are some concerns.

“Diesel and propane, which are some major inputs, are the biggest worry going forward for us,” he says. “Thankfully this last month we’ve had input prices come down some so we’ve been able to manipulate that going forward.”

Mohr is serving as vice president of Van Wert County Farm Bureau. Brownfield interviewed him during Ohio Farm Bureau’s 2023 Ag Day at the Capital.

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