The development of the soybean crush business in the region will influence local basis levels. West Central Ag Services grain merchandiser Randy Zimmerman was part of the Red River Farm Network market outlook forum Thursday and said this new market will require fresh thinking. “The farmer may have to change his mentality on how he’s going to market beans,” said Zimmerman. ” Typically, the farmers in our trade area like to move their beans at harvest, they can get some cash to pay some bills in the fall. That mentality may have to change and they’re (crush plants) are going to have to pay the farmer to get those beans so they will store them.”
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