Farmers are preparing for delays this planting season. Hurdsfield, North Dakota farmer Jeff Mertz expects some logistical issues. “Fertilizer does come up from the south. If they’re having issues with roads washed out, it will only add to the problem,” he says. “A lot of fertility didn’t get applied last fall. There was no time for field work.” There are still soybeans and sunflowers in fields across North Dakota. “The main thing is to get everything as ready as we can. We have a plan, but it’s only as good as the weather it’s written on.”
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