Finance Outlook
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Tue Jan 20, 2015 03:20 PM CST

AUSTIN, Texas (DTN) -- Don't expect much farmer economizing in production costs in 2015, but it's not for lack of trying. Yes, growers can nickel-and-dime their remaining grain and soybean expenses, but most cannot recover the hundreds of dollars of gross income per acre that have vanished since 2012.

A 2,500-acre producer from northeast Iowa has seen roughly $1.45 million "walk out the door" since January 2013, just in reduced corn prices. "It's hard to recover that much in lower production costs," he told DTN. Like nearly half of the 409 readers polled by DTN at year-end, this producer said ...

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