As the number of machinery auctions increases across the country, prices for used combines remain strong. The data table on page 44 highlights auction prices for November 2017, and while not every combine sold on the high side, there are a few strong prices that jump off the page.
The Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll is always fascinating. But one question was especially illuminating in this year’s survey. Farmers were asked, “compared to other farm operations in your area, how well do you think your farm operation is performing in controlling soil erosion?”