The harvest delays are keeping sunflower prices higher than normal for this time of year. “Seed supplies have been slower moving into processing plants,” says National Sunflower Association executive director John Sandbakken. “Just in the last two weeks, nearby prices have gained about 40 cents per hundredweight. Even 2020 new crop prices have picked up 20 to 30 cents.” Sandbakken says if farmers are still able to harvest sunflowers, this is a great opportunity to hit markets highs during the season. The end of the insurance period for sunflowers was November 30. Farmers with federal crop insurance and experiencing harvest delays should contact their insurance provider.
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