Supply chain issues continue to disrupt agriculture

The COVID pandemic has exposed many gaps across agricultural supply chains.

Rochelle Krusemark, who farms near Trimont in south-central Minnesota, says business is being done differently and farmers need to find alternative resources.

“And to move, you know the distribution of not only our products, but everything. We talk about parts and the importance of genetics, and to make sure that we continue to have options as far as products that we can use on our crops.”

She tells Brownfield harvest on her farm started over the weekend, but it could’ve started sooner.

“We were actually waiting for a bearing (and) that’s kind of the story of this last year (because of) COVID (is) waiting for parts. So we got that bearing Saturday morning and started combining when we got that back together.”

Krusemark has experienced several parts delays since the beginning of the pandemic, but she says implement dealers and parts houses are doing the best they can.

Krusemark took part in the Women in Agribusiness Summit Wednesday in Minneapolis and spoke about the supply chain issues as part of a producer-led panel.

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