Purchased inputs raise risk levels

Hollis, Paul L.
March 2004
Southeast Farm Press;3/17/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 9, p12
Trade Publication
Highlights the financial risks associated with reliance on purchased farm inputs despite the benefits of increased efficiency and greater productivity. Input prices that are exceeding beyond output prices while machinery and equipment costs remain stable; Stability in the usage of fertilizer and strong demand for pesticides despite growth of herbicide-resistant seed varieties; Consolidation of the animal pharmaceutical industry and venture into the manufactured feeds business with rise in the expenditure on animal health products.


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