Farmers are already in the position of having to put thought to what seeds will be ordered for the planting in the spring - a decision that could be highly affected by tight margins.
Jonathan Kleinhan, crop production extension associate at South Dakota State University, said that the specialty market provided by non-GMO soybean varieties could help farmers save money and realize greater returns.
During a period of such difficult market conditions, the lower cost of non-GMO seeds together with the dollar per bushel premium that farmers could see from growing non-GMO soybean varieties could prove to be a significant advantage.
However, if farmers choose to plant non-GMO soybeans, experts state that weed management becomes an issue and production methods will need to be revised.
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