Due to supply chain problems and product shortages, farmers are making crop input decisions earlier than ever. CHS General Manager Jason Edwards said ag retailers want to know the farmers’ plan as soon as possible. “Even if you’re not ready to pull the trigger on today’s prices and feel it is to your advantage to wait, still communicate the tons to your cooperative or retailer because the market says at the end of fertilizer season we want to be sweeping out the corners of the fertilizer warehouses so if you don’t speak for those tons, there is the possibility those tends won’t be there.” Helena Territory Manager Thad Meister said this past year was like no other. Crop protection products were being delivered throughout the winter season. “It definitely made spring easier and it would be nice if it would continue down that road because it would take a lot of stress out for people throughout the supply chain. There would not be as many calling at five o’clock at night saying they need this tomorrow.” Edwards and Meister were part of a supply management forum in the Red River Farm Network building at the Big Iron Farm Show.
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