Wednesday, March 23, 2016
80% of New England Forests, Once Cleared for Farmland, Have Come Back - Good News Network: Throughout the mid-1800s, farmers clear-cut acres of the towering trees to grow crops. Forests were left covering only about 28% of New England. Now, 160 years later, hardwoods and pines cover 80% of the horizon making the Northeast�the most heavily wooded region in the U.S.
What You Need to Know About Farmland Values | Successful Farming: Not too many months ago, farmland would sell well regardless of the quality – and likely at top dollar, too
Planting Preview 2016: Corn Acres Likely to Return to Upper Midwest | Agweb.com: With prices depressed on nearly all crops, producers in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota will stick pretty close to their rotations this spring. Marginal land, however, could switch to forages or move into the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), while sunflowers could make a bid for acres in the plains.
Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center: Grain markets are slightly lower on profit taking. The US Dollar is higher and crude oil is lower. Traders are looking for some market moving news. Weather and fund buying has provided some support but the Quarterly Stocks Report and Prospective Plantings Report is still more than a week away, March 31st. Early trade talk is for a larger corn and soybean plantings. Grain markets are closed on Friday in observance of Good Friday.