Crop prices remain the biggest concern for North Dakota farmers and agricultural lenders. How well a farmer markets the crop makes a difference, according to Northland Community and Technical College Farm Business Management instructor Betsy Jensen. “There’s going to be a very wide spread between the farmers who pre-contracted and pre-sold their soybeans for more than $9 and those selling them now for $7,” says Jensen. “We don’t see marketing pop up every year, but when it does it’s big. This is one year I think a farmer’s ability to market the crop is going to make a huge difference.”
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