NEWS
Outlook - Input Costs 2
Russ Quinn DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Jan 21, 2013 07:19 AM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- Farmers may see positive news in the upcoming year with the outlook for fertilizer and fuel prices. Experts expect fertilizer prices to be fairly steady and fuel prices to even drop.

However, nothing is guaranteed. Several factors could alter these predictions.

"I think fertilizer prices in 2013 could trend pretty close to steady," says Brent Hall, agronomy manager for South Central Cooperative located in Lacona, Iowa.

Hall is watching closely the decreasing water levels in the Mississippi River, which could lead to supply concerns. Retail prices could rise if there are problems shipping grain down the river ...

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