Commodity prices are expected to stay low

Hartington—Farmers in northeast Nebraska don’t need a crop report to tell them times are tough when it comes to selling corn and soybeans.

The days of $9 corn and $13 beans are now just a memory, as area farmers sold corn at $3.10 and beans for $8 this year.

The commodity price drop is reflected in a UNL report released late last year, stating farm income dropped in 2015 to $4.57 billion — a nearly 39 percent drop from its peak of $7.5 billion in 2013.

Former National and Nebraska Corn Board President Bob Dickey, Laurel,  hopes the commodity prices don’t get much lower.