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Veteran Advisor
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Registered: ‎05-13-2010

Re: Where To Save $100 Per Acre

Conventional seed corn...$126/bag vs triple stack at $245.....close to $50 per acre right there.

 

Fertilizer...buy or fix up a cart....take your semi to a wholesale seller....spread it yourself....save $20 per acre and don't skimp on nutrients.

 

Chemicals...go with old veterans....save $10 per acre...Maybe get out the cultivator, too, with cheap diesel and no weed yet is resistant to iron.

 

Crop Ins....go with enterpise units ...save $10 per acre .

 

Equipment...trade off with the neighbor on some things you have extra capacity in.....don't buy new toys...fix up what you have...save $10 per acre.

 

This gets you to the $100 per acre BEFORE you squeeze the landlord. And if you are your own landlord, you don't have to squeeze yourself.