The acreage mix for the season ahead remains a question mark. WinField United Vice President of Seed Marketing Jim Hedges says decisions are still being made. “When I look at our corn/soybean order bank, it pretty much supports what USDA is suggesting, but I also think there is a lot of uncertainty and there is probably a good portion of seed left to be ordered.” Ultimately, Hedges believes diversified crops (canola, sunflowers, etc.) and cotton will grow acreage.” WinField United rolled out its Advanced Acre Rx program two years ago. If farmers follow the customized plan and don’t reach the yield target, WinField United covers the cost of its service. “Two years of data from over 40 Answer Plot locations is showing about an $83 ROI increase above and beyond additional input costs for corn and about $16 per acre for soybeans.”
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