Quick, when you think of Idaho what comes to mind?
My wife and I were just talking a day or two ago that we do not even know a potato farmer ( or a skinhead for all of you who went that direction). Here we are living in the middle of ag country in the state that is well known as a potato growing champion and I can't name even one potato grower. Kinda funny.
I do however know some farmers who grow other types of crops. And one of the topics they continually discuss is how much their fertilizer costs have increased this year. A few are reporting that they will be up around $150-$200 per acre for fertilizer. Interesting.
And perplexing to a guy like me. You see, I use no fertilizer on the food that I grow. OK, I might mix up a little compost including some chicken manure early in the season. Sure sometimes my stuff does not look as pretty as theirs.Often I fight a problem bug or two on my crop, but I still manage to grow lots of food.
And I will put mine up against theirs in a blind taste test any day of the week.