Input Outlooks - 1
Russ Quinn DTN Staff Reporter
Fri Jan 29, 2016 04:15 PM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- Luke Lauritsen has an interesting perspective of the seed industry as 2016 begins. The corn and soybean farmer of Arlington, Nebraska, is also a Syngenta seed adviser.

Lauritsen's seed customers have talked with him quite extensively about their seed choices and how much they want to spend on seed. Lower commodity prices are leading to tight margins for most grain growers, and they're considering cutting back on their input costs for their upcoming crops.

"Everyone wants Cadillac seed for a Yugo cost, which is extremely tough to do," Lauritsen told DTN.

Seed costs in 2016 should be ...

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