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Minnesota farmer calls current price environment “stressful”

A northwest Minnesota farmer calls the current price environment “stressful.”

Austen Germolus grows corn, soybeans, wheat, barley, and has a registered herd of British White cattle near Ada.

“It’s wild watching the markets, like one day to the next you don’t know what to expect. But I think we’re still at a very profitable level.”

He tells Brownfield planning for next year is causing a lot of stress too.

“Pre-pay for fertilizer in our area actually dropped off quite a bit, but there’s talk that by the time September, October, November come around we could see urea and MAP prices really skyrocket again.”

Germolus says fuel is also very costly and he doesn’t expect a reprieve from those prices anytime soon.

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