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Farm Business: Financial Anxiety Rising? Talk to Your Ag Lender Sooner than Later.

Farm Business: Financial Anxiety Rising? Talk to Your Ag Lender Sooner than Later.

👤By Mary Lou Peter, K-State Research and Extension 🕔Dec 22, 2017

Falling commodity prices and sliding farmland values over the past three years are pushing some farmers into troubling financial territory. It’s tough to think about the future when you’re worried about making mortgage payments or paying off equipment, but Kansas

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Iowa Farmland Values, and the Corn Belt Economy – ‘At a Crossroads’

Iowa Farmland Values, and the Corn Belt Economy – ‘At a Crossroads’

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Dec 13, 2017

The 2017 Iowa State University Land Value Survey was released on Tuesday, and showed that farmland values climbed 2% this year.  The survey was conducted in November by the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University and

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Farmland Values: Leaseback Sales Growing with Sellers and Buyers – DTN

Farmland Values: Leaseback Sales Growing with Sellers and Buyers – DTN

👤By Victoria G. Myers Progressive Farmer Senior Editor 🕔Dec 8, 2017

A father-son operation in Logan County, Illinois, contacted John Kirkpatrick last year in search of an investment buyer for their 1,167-acre farm. They had built the farm up and wanted to continue to rent the ground. It’s a common arrangement

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Farmland Values: It’s All About Supply and Demand – DTN

Farmland Values: It’s All About Supply and Demand – DTN

👤By Victoria G. Myers Progressive Farmer Senior Editor 🕔Dec 7, 2017

The region generating the most concern when it comes to declining land values continues to be the Corn Belt.  According to the latest USDA land values report, five Corn Belt states (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri and Ohio) collectively reported a

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Ag Economy Barometer: Post-Harvest Slump in Producer Sentiment

Ag Economy Barometer: Post-Harvest Slump in Producer Sentiment

👤By James Mintert, David Widmar, and Michael Langemeier, Purdue University Ag Economists 🕔Dec 5, 2017

The Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer dropped 7 points in November, signaling a slump in U.S. agricultural producers’ confidence compared to a month earlier. At a reading of 128, the measure of producer optimism in November was the second weakest

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2017 Average Farm Land Rent and Labor Rates

2017 Average Farm Land Rent and Labor Rates

👤By Doug Mayo, University of Florida Extension County Director 🕔Nov 17, 2017

Some of the most challenging conversations, in almost any relationship, are the ones about money.  This is certainly true as farmers and landowners negotiate lease agreements, or managers and workers negotiate salaries for the year ahead. It can be pretty

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Farm Income: Slowly Decreasing but Appearing to Stabilize – Kansas City Fed

Farm Income: Slowly Decreasing but Appearing to Stabilize – Kansas City Fed

👤By Nathan Kauffman and Matt Clark, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City 🕔Nov 10, 2017

The farm economy in the Tenth District continued to show signs of stabilizing in the third quarter of 2017, even as financial stress continued to build and income continued to decline. Although farm income was down from a year ago,

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Illinois Farmland: Cash Rent Based on Land Productivity Index

Illinois Farmland: Cash Rent Based on Land Productivity Index

👤By Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois Ag Economist 🕔Nov 8, 2017

Individuals often desire to arrive at an average cash rent given a farm’s inherent productivity. Herein, a method is presented for determining a 2017 benchmark rent based on that parcel’s productivity index. Given the variability in rents, a parcel’s actual

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Ag Lender Survey: Farm Profitability Still Down But Improving

Ag Lender Survey: Farm Profitability Still Down But Improving

👤From a Press Release 🕔Nov 2, 2017

Eighty-two percent of agricultural lenders reported a decline in farm profitability in the last 12 months, according to a joint survey by the American Bankers Association and the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac; NYSE: AGM and AGM.A). Despite the continued decline,

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Michigan: Sound Cash Rental Decisions for Landowners

Michigan: Sound Cash Rental Decisions for Landowners

👤By George Silva, Michigan State University Extension Specialist 🕔Oct 20, 2017

What would be the cash rental rate for my farmland? This is a frequent question from landowners who call the Michigan State University Extension county offices for a quick answer. Different agencies carry out yearly surveys and estimated dollar figures are published.

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