Farmer sees some regional anhydrous shortages, challenges getting parts
Southwestern Indiana Farmer Mark Seib says although there continues to be some regional anhydrous shortages in his area, it hasn’t impacted his farm.
“We’ve been blessed that we don’t use anhydrous when we put down our corn crop- we do a dry, liquid combination,” he says. “But, we do know of some fellow farmers that have had to wait for the anhydrous and actually they’ve switched to dry to try to keep planting and keep going because the anhydrous at the terminals ran out as well so there have been some logistic issues going on with getting the anhydrous to the final location.”
He tells Brownfield some farmers have had some issues getting parts for equipment.
“They’ve run out at the store and are calling it in and having it shipped so it’s usually another day delay on getting some of the parts,” he says. “We’ve been able to mostly look around the community and find the part we need and be able to keep going.”
Seib, a United Soybean Board Director, says the planting season has gone relatively smoothly despite the coronavirus pandemic. He grows corn and soybeans in Posey County.