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All aspects of crop under review to save money

Many analysts and industry experts are pointing to the 2023 crop season as one of the most expensive on record. Input costs, soaring land values and rising equipment prices are testing farmers’ pocketbooks.

Farmers and companies gathered at this year’s Commodity Classic event looking for solutions to this problem, with agronomists trying to figure out exactly what aspect to focus on going into the year.

Derek Emerine, national agronomist with Helena Agri-Enterprises, said one of the major problems has been getting the right fertilizers out on farm ground in the face of higher input costs.

If farmers can be more specific about what their crop needs, they can get a more specialized product instead of adding a lot of products with nutrients they may not need, he said.

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