Wednesday, August 3, 2022 5:12PM CDT
After taking measurements last week, the dead zone was measured at about 3,275 square miles, one of the smaller areas mapped since they began tracking the size of the hypoxia area. Still, that translates into more than 2 million acres of the Gulf that is potentially uninhabitable for fish and other marine wildlife. The hypoxia area peaked in 2017 at 8,776 square miles.
Friday, August 5, 2022 4:42PM CDT
USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service released its survey on farmland values Friday. The report looks at all farm real estate, which averaged $3,800 per acre nationally, up 12.4%. The report also breaks out cropland, irrigated versus non-irrigated, as well as pasture values.