NEWS
Farm Defensively
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Fri Dec 26, 2014 09:47 AM CST

CHICAGO (DTN) -- Buckle up your safety belts. Crop producers will need to drive defensively in 2015.

It's still early in the new-crop season. True, 2015 corn prices have climbed more than 70 cents since bottoming in late September. There's even a chance corn futures could spike as high as $5.20 by midsummer, if weather scares and demand tweak markets just right, DTN's Senior Analyst Darin Newsom told the DTN/Progressive Farmer Ag Summit earlier this month.

Despite that potential, growers with debt still face a worrisome scenario in the year ahead. Cash rents haven't budged much, fertilizers still hover above ...

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