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Illinois farmer says his goal is to do better every year

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Northern Illinois farmer Steve Pitstick says his goal with every crop is to do a little better than the year before.   “Whether it’s selling price or average yield, we’re trying to increase it,” he says.

He tells Brownfield after a couple of really volatile years in the ag economy, he’s optimistic heading into the 2024 growing season. “Input prices have stabilized pretty much after the post-COVID work through,” he says.  “We’re in a pretty good spot.

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