Bad year for farmers: The price of wheat has risen, but so have the costs

Rain and cold weather interrupted the autumn work on the fields. But, the work of farmers will not run away when the weather improves, to sow wheat that should be sown in October.

This sowing, in all likelihood, will be one of the most expensive compared to before, and at the prices of raw materials, it casts a shadow over the price of a kilogram of wheat, which was 30 dinars on the Novi Sad Product Exchange.

Farmers are still making an exact calculation of how much sowing will cost, but everyone in the detachment points out that the cost is great, complaining primarily about the price of artificial fertilizers and fuel. However, they all mostly procured raw materials by borrowing seeds and fertilizers from subcontractors, while raising bank loans to buy fuel.

The Cooperative Union of Vojvodina pointed out that mineral fertilizer is twice as expensive as last year and that the prices of experts are constantly rising, so for that reason, a precise calculation cannot be reported.

– We import fertilizer from Russia, Hungary, Croatia, Romania… and due to the rising price of gas, the fertilizer changes its price from day to day. Depending on the formulation, the fertilizer costs 600 euros per ton, and depending on the nutrients in the country, up to 350 kilograms of fertilizer are needed per hectare for sowing wheat – said Petar Rodić, expert advisor for agricultural production in the Cooperative Union of Vojvodina.

The Agrarian Union of Serbia made an account according to which this sowing is 15 percent more expensive per morning, but without the included rent, depreciation and work of farmers.

According to the words of the president of the Association, Nenad Manić, the sowing of wheat in the morning will cost 31,690 dinars, and twice as much money will be needed per hectare. On top of all that, he emphasized, there is also the price of rent or lease, which did not increase due to lower yields this year, and those prices are different in each area.

– A kilogram of seed wheat costs 80 dinars, and in the morning you need 130 kilograms, which is 10,400 dinars. On the morning of wheat, 250 kilograms of artificial fertilizer come. The price of the expert is 65 dinars per kilogram, which means that the cost is 16,250 dinars, and for 30 liters of oil per morning at the price of 168 dinars, 5,040 dinars should be added – stated Manić.

According to the words of the farmer Miroslav Kiš from Subotica, the farmers were mostly supplied with raw materials earlier, so they saved little, because the prices change every day. However, due to the high cost, many will save and will not consistently stick to everything that is needed to do the job properly.

Kish says that he did not do the calculation, but he thinks that a hectare of sowing will surely cost him at least 500 euros.

– It is not worth making an account because I have to work the land – stated this farmer, saying that a lot of farmers will sow processed seeds.

– It is impossible without seeds and the producers know that, so they are building prices to the skies. And we have learned from practice that it is not always necessary to sow only declared, but that it can be mixed, so we will work like that, mix declared with ours, to pass cheaper – said Kiš and noted that the expert and machine operations will be when preparing fields for sowing, also save.

He also referred to the price of wheat of 30 dinars, saying that farmers are not worth much because the prices of grain and soy are rising because the current price list on the grain and oilseeds market is not high enough to compensate for this year’s reduced yields: raw materials, farmers’ work and depreciation. machine.

Source: Diary


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