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Big in ag this week: Harvest within reach

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    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.

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    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.

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    A tough summer got a lot tougher for Texas, where drought-fueled wildfires ran rampant last week. But the ag sector has escaped relatively unscathed so far.

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    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.

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    But, the environment of high prices has grain demand slipping at some delivery points. That was a big topic of discussion in Agriculture.com Marketing Talk this week.

     

  • 08

    What's it going to take for today's young farmers to make it in tomorrow's ag industry? Fresh thinking and more diversification, some say.

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