Grain traders continue to guess the number of prevented plant acres this year. INTL FCStone market analyst Mark Lucas says the decision to take prevented plant is a tough one. “It’s not a good situation either way. I think ultimately our farmers, you know, they want to farm. They want to produce. They want to plant. I think those that can most likely will, because it’s just not that profitable to leave it and take the insurance payment.” says Lucas. “It’s on a case by case basis. It depends if farmers are renting or not. Did you have inputs put on last fall? If you already have a few hundred dollars an acre on the land, it changes the outlook.”
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