Kansas farmer says input costs are altering tillage options ahead of ’23 season

Southwest Kansas farmer Bruce Baldwin says the high price of inputs are forcing some farmers to switch back to tillage.

“You want to do some tillage, but yet you can’t walk away from the cover the stubble leaves you.  If you know if you start tilling it, you’re going to start walking away from that.  It’s kind of a catch 22.  You really have to manage that.”

He tells Brownfield the situation is so bad that grasslands are being impacted. “We’re starting to see pastureland that is losing it’s cover, too.  Of course, when it’s hot and dry, the chemicals aren’t working like want them to either.”

Baldwin says fertilizer and diesel prices are still higher than average, and it’s become harder to pay for it since drought has wiped out back-to-back crops.

Add Comment

Your email address will not be published.


Stay Up to Date

Subscribe for our newsletter today and receive relevant news straight to your inbox!

Brownfield Ag News