As the official start to fall arrived this last week, farmers' attention started to turn to harvest. So far, most say in an Agriculture.com poll they'll get started around the normal time or a little later than usual.
A common theme this week is declining corn and soybeans in much of the nation's midsection. USDA said corn and soybean conditions slipped, while a private forecaster said the crop will be a smaller than last year's.
A land auction last week in central Illinois netted $8,700/acre. The buyer was a local farmer. But, that kind of land price tag isn't crazy compared to potential crop profit margins, says one land specialist.