The extremely cold temperatures didn’t stop the Northwest Farm Managers from meeting in Fargo Wednesday, though attendance was lower than usual. NDSU Extension Farm Resource Management Specialist Andy Swenson says about 100 people attended the event. Swenson expects a challenging year ahead. “The last few years, it’s been looking like it will be a critical year, tough to cash flow. Farmers are getting through.The decent yields are a big help,” explains Swenson. “Going into 2019, it’s basically the similar situation. The crop prices dropping their peak and has folks scrambling. Some of the input costs are up, primarily fertilizer. Going into 2019, it looks like a challenging environment.”
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