Exactly. Fertilizer has been at all time highs for the last several yrs along with seed and chems not far behind. This yr I’m planning to use poultry house cleanings instead of fertilizer. While less precise then chem fertilizer its worlds cheaper...and better for the soil in the long run. I’m also not going to buy GM or hybrid seed still under patent. While yields won’t be as good at least I’ll keep more of my $$$. his way I *might* be able to pay my taxes.
I understand and sympathize. You may find it much harder to fertilize without chemicals, but I think you’ll see what you do become a work to be very proud of. It all depends, of course, on your acreage. Large farms can’t do it, but it certainly pays to use it as much as possible.
I just suffered through paying my taxes, so it’s tough everywhere, but my only investment is the clothes I wear and the car I drive to and from work. When I tote up what a farmer puts into just showing up for work each day, I faint. ;-) Okay, I don’t faint, but my head starts to feel like it’s going to explode.