The world needs more farmland, economists say

Ag economists are warning the world needs more land to farm but many areas are tapped out.

At the American Seed Trade Association Field Crop Convention, ag economist Dan Basse said global grain yields per capita are starting to plateau. He is calling for more farming in Brazil, south of the rainforest. He notes the U.S. and Europe are maxed out and Ukraine remains in wartime.

Basse says there has not been a new corn or soybean yield record since 2016, which he says is unusual.