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MO farmer hesitant to market new crop grain

A Midwestern farmer is hesitant to market more new crop corn and beans despite strong markets.

Nathan Alpers in central Missouri tells Brownfield he doesn’t want to overmarket grain when he’s always two weeks away from drought conditions.

“That’s getting a little worrisome,” he said. “Not having any [crops] planted, how much do you sell early if you can’t raise it if we turn off dry.”

The Cooper County farmer said despite consistent rainfall only allowing him to plant a few soybean acres, the market is fixed on other factors…

“The market is not moving because we can’t plant,” he said. “The markets are moving just because of everything overseas and around the world that’s happening.”

Alpers said expected rains on Thursday could keep him out of the field until May.

Nathan Alpers Interview

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