Iowa crop production costs up
The rising price of fertilizer and other inputs is driving corn and soybeans costs sharply higher, according to a new Iowa State University Extension report.
The cost of growing corn following soybeans was pegged at $3.96 per bushel for 2022 at an average yield of 198 bushels per acre. That was up nearly 20% from $3.31 in 2021.
Costs for growing corn on corn were even higher, coming in at $4.68 per bushel at a yield of 180 bushels per acre. That...
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