Minnesota farmer saves on crop inputs

A farmer in northwest Minnesota spent the past two weeks of 2022 locking in crop inputs.

Blair Hoseth of Mahnomen says he recently bought some conventional corn instead of GMO.

“That cut the cost by about $50 to $60 per bag.”

He also made some fertilizer purchases before year end.

“Urea is down (more than) $300 per ton right now, so our fertilizer per acre on the commercial side is down roughly $50 to $60 per acre.”

And he says the Roundup he’ll be using to control weeds in 2023 costs about half of what it did a year ago.

Hoseth is a board director for the Minnesota Corn Growers Association.

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