The spring is late, but a lot of seed has been put into the ground in the past week-to-ten days. “Everything was really, really late, but we got rocking-and-rolling and once we did, we didn’t stop,” said Nicole Evenson, president, Trucommunity Bank-Garrison. In the RRFN interview, Evanson said there haven’t been many complaints about the abundant rain this spring after last year’s drought. Jenna Knutson, who is a grain merchandiser for The Arthur Companies at Harvey, North Dakota, says the persistant rains have been a factor. “For intended acres, corn is down in our trade territory just with getting in late and the weather,” said Knutson. “Wheat tends to be up a little bit and and guys are working on getting in just as many beans as they can right now.” Sunflower acres are also expected to be up in the area. Knutson’s interview can also be found online.
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