The availability of certain crop inputs remain unknown as farmers prepare for the 2022 growing season. Corteva Agriscience market development specialist Bridgette Readel says the first step to mitigate supply chain uncertainties is for farmers to figure out what they will plant next year. “With high fertilizer costs, there will probably be some changes in corn and wheat acres,” says Readel. “What does that change for your fertilizer needs, and what does that changes for your crop protection needs? Sit down with your retailer and forecast what that might be.” Readel, who spoke at the Ag Credit Conference this past week in Bismarck, says this flock of black swan events disrupting supply chain logistics makes communication between the farmer and their banker even more important. Listen to the interview.