Farmers across the Northern Plains should not expect any significant relief from the stubborn wet weather pattern. “You’re going to start to see some windows open but they’re not going to open wide; maybe four-or-five days may be at a time,” said Eric Snodgrass, Principal Atmospheric Scientist, Nutrien Ag Solutions. “Shoot, North Dakota is on pace for its wettest spring on record. We’ve got records back to the 1890s so this is a pretty serious event in the Northern Plains.” Snodgrass says the decision over Prevent Plant becomes more difficult with the weather-related crop stress in South America. “We could continue to see numbers peel back with the Safrina corn crop which puts the focus squarely on the United States to have a big crop to help the balance sheet.”
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