The I-states look to have a big crop in the hopper despite pockets of
stress and some rocky starts, but maybe not as big as USDA thinks.
See DTN Ag News. BDTN Yield Tour - IA, IL, IN...
In August 2017, USDA estimated a higher-than-expected corn yield and
prices collapsed at the end of the year. USDA did the same thing last Friday,
but so far, corn prices aren't collapsing.
See DTN Ag News. 1^Todd's Take...
The conflict between steady land values and tumbling commodity prices
set the stage for difficult conversations as farmers and landowners enter cash
rent negotiations for 2019.
See DTN Ag News. 7^Cash Rent Conundrum...
The prospects of blockchain technology came up repeatedly this week
at an Ag Technology and The Law conference put on this week in Arkansas. Gov.
Asa Hutchinson said the ability to develop blockchain tools for major
agribusinesses in the state could provide an advantage in promoting food safety
for consumers and international trade.
See DTN Ag News. 4^Ag Seeks Blockchain Advantage...
The 2015 waters of the United States, or WOTUS, rule now is in effect
in 26 states including Iowa, Illinois and Minnesota, after a judge issued a
nationwide injunction on a recent EPA rule that delayed the implementation of
See DTN Ag News. BWOTUS in Effect in 26 States...