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High input costs, low commodity prices push wheat acreage down

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By Katie Pratt

The state’s winter wheat acreage likely will decrease this year because of high input costs and lower commodity prices, said specialists with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.

While no official estimates are available yet on how many acres will not be planted, UK Extension Grain Crops Specialist Chad Lee said some producers are saving their wheat seed and opting to plant full-season soybeans in the spring.


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