Shutdowns, due to low supply of soybeans, is a first for Brazil's processors.
Passing on the family farm may get harder to do.
Soybean futures closed lower while corn rose after the USDA raised its estimates for production.
This week's Corn Time includes some interesting farming techniques, like Tai Chi and soil massaging.
Wheat futures rose to the highest level in more than two weeks on concerns about the European crop.
The feelings about current conditions remain in a decline.
A drought cutting corn yields has Brazil's farmers deeper in debt.
This will be the third year in a row for lower net farm income.
Everything served up at Picket Fence Creamery is grown or produced from the countryside that surrounds this rural business.
A drop in wheat acres could create more corn, sorghum acres.