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Study: Low cost vs. high price/yield

Just saw some info from a study conducted with Kansas farmers identifying what they feel are the most important "management factors" to their operations. Basically, how they feel they can best differentiate themselves from others. They include:

  • Cost
  • Planting intensity 
  • tillage adoption (less)
  • prices 
  • yields
  • percentage of land that's rented. 

So, which of these do you think is the most important distinction for your farm? One point the survey authors make fairly emphatically is the value of being the low-cost producer being considerably greater than the value of getting the high price or yield. 


What do you think? Here's more from the study