It’s been a slow planting season for many farmers across the Northern Plains, but in the Red River Valley, Valley United Cooperative CEO Paul Coppin says farmers are getting the crop in the ground. “We probably have 90 percent of the corn and wheat in the ground. The sugarbeets are all planted. About 50 percent of the soybeans are in the ground, but planting hasn’t been ideal.” Farmers are also trying to market their crops from last year and trade is top of mind. Coppin says there are still 2018 soybeans that need to be shipped. “Everyday we wait, we lose hope we’re going to get back 100 percent of our China business. I think that’s gone. We won’t get back to where we were before. We just hope to get some of it back right now.” Listen to more from Coppin.
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