BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring encourages communication with neighbors as farmers make planting decisions for next year.
“We recognize that we’ve had challenging years with off target pesticide impacts to adjacent vulnerable crops. With rising market prices, producers may also be encouraged to plant more soybean acres next year,” Goehring said. “Some of the issues we’ve seen could have been avoided through better communication and planning. We believe communicating with your neighbor about what crops you will be planting, and their field locations, will help to mitigate many potential off target impacts to vulnerable crops.”
“We are not trying to tell you what to plant or what tools to use, but just ask you to be mindful of cropping decisions for next season,” Goehring said.