McLean County Farm Bureau

U.S. farmers this spring will do what they do best: plant more acres of corn and soybeans in spite of historically high input costs.

 And they have good reason to, according to AgResource Co. president Dan Basse, who estimates potential farm returns to favor corn over full-season beans by up to $90 to $100 per acre. The analyst discussed other planting projections at the llinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers’ annual meeting.