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Inputs Outlook - 2
Wed Jan 28, 2015 06:54 AM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- Seed companies are sensitive to how lower commodity prices will squeeze farmer margins. As a result, they plan to hold the line on price increases.

The excellent growing season in 2014 means supply will be ample for most varieties. USDA pegs seed expenditures to rise 1.8% in 2015, after an estimated 4.6% gain last year and 7.9% in 2013. Any change this year may depend more on acreage, crop mix and whether growers trim trait purchases than on seed company moves, however.

As always, paying cash, placing orders early ...

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