Paul Hagen leads Mid-States Ag, which is based in McClusky. “Probably the biggest complaint I have from customers is that there’s all these four-bean pods and they want to know what they’re supposed to do with all the extra soybeans,” Hagen said with a smile. “It’s a great problem to have.” The crop started with decent moisture which transitioned to a long period of hot, dry weather. “Fortunately, we’ve had just enough rain at just about the right times.” The early soybean varieties are turning yellow and the pods are full. “I know last year we ranged all the way across the 30s. This year I would hope it’s going to be better than that.” The Hagen interview is online.
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