A liquid fertilizer tank awaits installation as well, which could take two weeks to a month depending on weather.
“We were hoping to be operational in April but it’ll be probably be in May,” Hedrick said.
Investors and other farmers should still be able to use fertilizer from the facility for this crop season, he added, though not to the extent he and other investors had hoped for. Pretty much everyone has had some setback because of the hard winter, he said, just like the Sagamore project.
“They’ve wrestled with the same problems. Nobody’s got much done this winter,” he said. “Whether it’s just lost time, direct expenses, plowing, it’s been a costly winter.”
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