Widespread rain has sidelined the corn and sugarbeet harvest in northeast North Dakota and northwest Minnesota. CHS Ag Services Credit Manager Jake Brown says there is optimism for the beet crop. “With the moisture we had in August and the heat that came afterwards to stress it and get the sugar levels up has our guys looking forward to bringing in the beet crop that is out there.” Before the rain, CHS Ag Services was spreading fertilizer at most of its locations. With the surging fertilizer prices, Brown is encouraging farmers to have a crop nutrient strategy. “The main thing is to make sure you have that supply and I know we’re going to do everything we can to secure that supply for our farmer-owners. Having that fertilizer availability is the main thing because if you don’t, price doesn’t matter.”
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