Input Cost Analysis
Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Fri Nov 23, 2012 01:52 PM CST

ATLANTA, Ind. (DTN) -- The warehouse at Beck's Hybrids, Atlanta, Ind., has started to bulge. This year, each bag that is filled, stitched and grabbed by a robotic arm to be palletized represents something of a victory.

"It was a tough growing season," admitted Scott Beck, vice-president of the family-owned regional seed company, during a DTN interview. "However, we've been pleasantly surprised with yields and quality. We should have adequate supplies of both corn and soybeans." Despite early concerns that the seed crop could be short, the industry has been doing a happy dance over yields estimated to be about ...

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