- Nov 15, 2006
I helped build a program to track input costs and net profit eleven years ago. On a daily basis. On farms from Nebraska through Maryland. Trust me when I tell you I have a lot more of these numbers in my head than you. So please define the year where your total input cost doubled from the previous year. And please define any statement that I've made that wasn't true.
I believe it was fall of 2013 I prepaid anhydrous in the summer for $340 a ton. By spring of 2014 it was over $700 a ton. Seed took a substantial increase that year and has never come down to the same levels as prior, even though commodities have. Prior to 2013, average cash rent price in my county was $75 an acre. It's closer to $140 now.
There is zero brand new iron on my farm or feedlot. I do 90% of my own maintenance. Does your input program cover the cost of maintenance on equipment and increases in parts materials? I 100% guarantee you equipment, parts and labor are up 30% in that time frame as well.
Stick to farm simulator 2K21 on your desktop old man.