CROPS NEWS
Outlook - Input Costs 1
Russ Quinn DTN Staff Reporter
Fri Jan 18, 2013 06:49 AM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- The 2013 outlook for seed and agricultural chemicals is for modest price increases and plenty of supply after a challenging 2012 growing season. While the agricultural chemical supply should be better this year and the overall seed supply is sufficient, the drought decreased the supply of certain seed corn varieties and also lessened germination in soybeans.

Despite the weather challenges, the seed supply outlook is better than some people predicted a few months ago. Ryan Siefken, product manager for Hoegemeyer Hybrids in Hooper, Neb., said, during midsummer the seed industry wondered what the seed crop would look ...

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