I get the question every year. My neighbor wants to bale my corn stalks how much should I charge him?? The truth is there’s a lot more value in that residue than what most are willing to pay. Figure out what the stover removes for your yield levels and make sure it’s being replaced with what you charge them. At today’s fert prices it’s easily $150 per acre. That doesn’t include the value of the carbon you will lose. Help your neighbors when you can but make sure it doesn’t hurt you in the long run.

Posted by Josh Messer at 2021-12-04 15:50:56 UTC