CHS President and CEO Jay Debertin is enthusiastic about the current state of agriculture. Strong global demand for U.S. farm commodities is credited for that optimism. “Trade flows are occurring more normally and our exports out of the Pacific Northwest and the Gulf are very strong; That’s a signal I look for regarding strength within the agricultural economy, the market forces are working and buyers from around the world are coming to the U.S.” Product shortages are a reality for ag retailers and farmers. Debertin says CHS is proactively preparing for the growing season. Farmers are encouraged to do the same thing. “Have contingency plans in place; buy it, get it and put it in your shed so you’ll know you’ll have it. Do that more this year than they have in past years.” The full interview with Debertin can be found online.
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