North Dakota Wheat Growers Concerned Over Russian Competition
The country’s agricultural efforts were delayed by a decade, but are getting on track
Not long after the breakup of the USSR, NDSU’s Farm and Resource Management Specialist Andy Swenson got a call from a worried North Dakota producer. The farmer was in the newly formed Russia at the time, serving as an advisor to help farmers there develop an agriculture industry.
“He was genuinely concerned,” Swenson recalls. “He said, I don’t know how we can compete. They have so much great land here. I am worried about our producers in North Dakota.”
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