October 04, 2016

05/10/2016: Kansas farmers struggle with low grain prices

Wet and soggy fields could cause problems for farmers trying to harvest soy beans.

According to an article written by Anna Auld on KWCH, farmers around the USA are struggling from  low grain prices, making it difficult to stay afloat.

Local farmers told KWCH reporters that this is the lowest they have seen grain prices in a really long time.
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Some grain co-ops are having to store grain on the ground, and likely today they will have to cover these piles with tarps because of the rain.

Low prices of grain means farmers are going to be losing money because herbicides, pesticides and equipment costs remain high.

"A disaster can drive the market up and we don't want that, that's never a good thing," AG producer Steve McCloud said.

"Increased trade would be a good thing, some increased demand somewhere."

Read more HERE.

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