Area planting has already begun and for many farmers, there is a lot more to do. Early May temperatures were not favorable but that quickly changed in the first weekend of the month. Now according to Randy Broesder, Director at the Forest City Farmers Coop, planting is moving forward at a brisk pace.
Broesder maintains that fertilizers are at an adequate supply and he doesn’t see a price increase either.
Meanwhile, applicators are also experiencing a steady price market.
Propane is also experiencing a steady price market, but Broesder foresees possible fuel increases shortly.