As more and more tractor tires start turning in the fields, fertilizer supplies are being spread thin. According to Dahlen Farmers Elevator general manager Mike Kratchovil, the supplies are there for now. The hiccup comes with delivery to the distributors. “Urea is really tight, so the nitrogen are the issue,” says Kratchovil. In some instances, urea is traveling 500-plus miles one way from Canada to northern parts of the state. Kratchovil says it’s tough for farmers to sit on fit field conditions and wait for fertilizer. “While I don’t want to chase my farmers away, it doesn’t hurt to check somewhere else. We just have to get what we can done and hope it turns around.” Listen to more.