Nebraska farmer concerned about demand for US corn, soybeans

A South-Central Nebraska farmer says he is cautiously optimistic that demand for US corn and soybeans might be starting to ramp up.  

Mike Bergen tells Brownfield South American production has limited the amount of US exports, but “As of recently, we’ve had some export sales, but export sales announcements we all know have to get loaded on a ship for them to come to fruition.”

He says that means that US farmers must find ways to be more efficient to lower their cost of production. For example, “I use soil moisture telemetry probes to help with irrigation as well as a scout in the field to time those things to make sure we’re not over irrigating.”

The USDA announced a private sale of soybeans on Tuesday, making it the fifth-consecutive business day that the US had a sale.  

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