The majority of corn is standing in North Dakota. North Dakota Corn Growers Association President Randy Melvin, who farms at Buffalo, says the weather will determine how much more can be harvested. “One of my concerns talking to producers is they’re going to wait until spring to harvest. There are also propane issues in other states and some feel this could be an issue in North Dakota adding to the tough harvest.” The final harvest date for corn and soybeans is December 10. Melvin says the NDCGA is asking for more flexibility from the USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA). “We’re asking the RMA to work with producers on a case-by-case basis. If farmers need to wait until spring for harvest, work with them on that. We have another month until the deadline and farmers should keep in touch with their crop insurance agent.”
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