A trade delegation from Vietnam was in Nebraska this week, but they weren't looking to buy more beef. Instead, they were looking for manufacturers that might be interested in building in Vietnam, tapping the country's free-trade agreements to avoid import tariffs in Asia.
USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service released its survey on farmland values Friday. The report looks at all farm real estate, which averaged $3,800 per acre nationally, up 12.4%. The report also breaks out cropland, irrigated versus non-irrigated, as well as pasture values.
The final day of the DTN Digital Yield Tour, powered by Gro Intelligence, pegged South Dakota's statewide average corn yield at 128.9 bushels per acre, the lowest since 2012. Minnesota corn survived, not thrived, as its statewide average fell to 173.1 bpa, more than 10 bpa below average.
Lawsuits filed this week in the U.S. District Court for Delaware, allege violations of patent rights using the Enlist Weed Control System that allows farmers to use multiple types of herbicides against weeds.
With nothing but hot and dry in the rearview mirror and out the windshield, the Kansas corn yield is on its way to 118 bushels per acre, the lowest since 2012's historic drought. In general, Missouri suffered more of a chronic soil moisture shortage than drought, and with better weather in the forecast, Gro estimates statewide corn yields will average 142.8 bpa.