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ICYMI farm news highlights | Tuesday, January 11, 2022

It may only be Tuesday, but there is plenty of news to cover. Catch up on the headlines here.

Farmland News

Jim Knuth with Farm Credit Services of America spoke recently at the 2022 Land Expo about the changing landscape of land value in America and the way farmers who use the land can get the most out of it. Editor Madelyn Ostendorf writes about Knuth’s perspectives on land value, interest rates, and grain production.

AcreValue, an online farmland information and evaluation platform, seeks to collect disparate land data and make it easily searchable for investors, farmers, brokers, and bankers. Editor Megan Schilling covers the company’s mission and technology.

As the child of an immigrant, Sam Zell has spent his life weighing the risks and rewards of business, and along the way has found some life lessons to share. Zell is the founder and chairman of Agricultural Real Estate and Editor Madelyn Ostendorf captures some of his stories in this coverage.


Ahead of the USDA report on Wednesday, Editor Mike McGinnis writes about what to be aware of. He says, “In a report that the USDA uses to print its final U.S. crop production estimates for 2021, the number that could get most of the attention Wednesday will be Brazil’s soybean production output.”

After years of U.S. prodding, India has agreed to allow imports of U.S. pork and pork products. The National Pork Producers Council said the agreement would end a de facto ban on U.S. pork. “After decades of work, a market that had been closed to U.S. pork is being opened,” said NPPC president Jen Sorenson.

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