CHAPIN, Ill. (DTN) -- Dean Werries monitored everything that mattered to him from his tractor cab last week. No less than eight monitors surrounded him, constantly spewing information to indicate corn was being seeded in a precise fashion.
Despite complaints from Canada and Mexico, USDA has moved ahead with attempts to rewrite its rule following a trade case in the WTO against the U.S. that concluded USDA's original label discriminated against livestock from other countries. Canada has threatened to offer a list of U.S. products for retaliatory tariffs if the new rule goes into effect.
For sentimental or practical reasons, some owners want their farmland to stay in family hands for generations to come. Sharing family stories builds commitment, but buy-sell agreements can impose disincentives to liquidate.