Farmers are in the fields all at once, and it’s taking a toll on fertilizer supplies. In the Wimbledon, North Dakota area, farmer Mike Clemens says “you couldn’t find a load of urea anywhere on Tuesday. We did put some (urea) on our farm last winter just to be on the cautious side” Clemens has started applying anhydrous ammonia to some fields with a lack of urea. “Anhydrous was in limited supply about a week and a half ago. After the rainy spell, trucks were able to catch up.” Thompson, North Dakota farmer Brian Tweten has also been experiencing fertilizer shortages. Tweten’s corn planter was at a halt Wednesday morning, waiting for fertilizer to be spread. “My supplier was out of fertilizer that morning. With the new ELD rules, truckers can only run so many hours a day.”
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