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Price of ice cream

I just read a story about how expensive ice cream has become this summer. The price of a gallon of milk is up 55% the story reports. The price of a small cone has rose from $2.95 to $3.50.   So what does the price of ice cream have to do with soil? I'm getting to that!   The story claims that this is due to the rising price of corn used to feed dairy cows. I don’t doubt that the cost of feed is more expensive, but the cost of fuel, fertilizer, and any other inputs in farming are also up. It’s a vicious cycle, where the farmer rarely wins. It seems impossible to cut costs when the price of finished goods doubles overnight.    How does one combat increasing input costs, and volatile prices?   Focus on the things you can control.   A study by the Iowa Soybean…

Calcium Products BLOG - Welcome

Welcome to the brand new business blog for Calcium Products, Inc. The regular host and voice of the BLOG is Craig Dick. My job today is to get it started and introduce you to some of the most amazing products designed to increase your crop yield while decreasing your costs. For years producers have used traditional ag lime to adjust their soil pH. The recommended amount can be anywhere from 1,500 to 3,000 pounds per acre. Meanwhile with SuperCal 98-G, a pellet product, a producer only has to use 400 pounds per acre. How can that be? Well, what you're not being told is that much of the ag-lime spread on fields simply does not work...or it blows away. For lime to work effectively the particle size needs to be small but not so small that it powders and drifts from the field. Or, if the ag-lime is wet, farmers…

Why we blog

I have been writing this blog for about 6 months now, and some may ask what is the point. When I first started with Calcium Products I found it difficult to find information about fertility and soil science that was easy to read and quick to understand. I started emailing out an eletter once a month. The topics were picked by the questions our dealers were asking me. Then last year about this time our marketing adviser Michael Libbie suggested updating our website and adding a blog. I was pretty reluctant at first. I wasn’t sure I would have the time, or have enough to write about. Also in high school and college I was not a strong writer and I was even worse at spelling. The more we discussed it the more it made sense. The eletters were 3 to 4 pages long, and most of us are just…


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