At Doyan, North Dakota, Tronson Grain General Manager Rick Tronson describes the local wheat crop as a mixed bag. “There’s a few fields that were prevented plant last year; they don’t look too bad, but that’s far and few between.” The rest of the stands are very even, leaving many wondering if a large share of the crop will make wheat. The crop losses are a source of concern for the grain elevator business. “We’re really scared. We have freight locked in for the full year and the worry is we won’t have grain to put in them.” Tronson says the corn and soybeans also had emergence issues, but they are starting to even out and “maybe it won’t be quite as disastrous as the wheat.” Tronson Grain was a stop on the Boots on the Ground Tour.
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