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Inputs Outlook - 1
Tue Jan 27, 2015 06:59 AM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- Farmers examining their crop input costs for 2015 will see a mixed bag. While fuel costs could be significantly lower for the upcoming growing season thanks to large supplies, ag chemical costs could see slight increases in price.

CHEMICALS

Crop-protection chemicals represent a relatively small portion of operating costs: 8% for corn, 16% for soybeans and 13.5% for cotton. So the 2% increase USDA forecasts for 2015 won't break the bank. But with growing concerns about herbicide-resistant weeds and certain insects getting harder to ...

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