Illinois Farmer: Cattle, Corn, Wheat, Cover Crops and a Desire to Buy Land – DTN Mar 15, 2016

🕔Mar 15, 2016
Farmers once protected themselves from commodity market price swings through diversification. That’s because producing a wide range of products — including both crops and livestock — protected the bottom line. […]

Kansas: Declining Farm Incomes Could Mean Decreased Land Rentals Feb 18, 2016

🕔Feb 18, 2016
The agricultural industry is entering a period of margin compression, in which revenues are depressed and costs remain elevated, according to Brian Briggeman, Kansas State University associate professor of agricultural […]

Ag Lenders Eyeing Loan Payments and Spring Cash Rent Negotiations – DTN Feb 11, 2016

🕔Feb 11, 2016
Three straight years of falling farm incomes are beginning to extract a toll. The outlook for ag credit conditions deteriorated sharply in late 2015, based on a fourth-quarter survey by […]

Corn Belt Cash Rent Expected to Decline in 2016 Dec 24, 2015

🕔Dec 24, 2015
It is well known that cash rental levels increased considerably throughout Illinois and the entire Corn Belt region from 2006 to 2014. In 2006, the average cropland cash rent in […]

Cash Rents: A Landlord’s Perspective Nov 3, 2015

🕔Nov 3, 2015
With the setting of land rent becoming a critical to maintaining profitability in the current price environment, it is important to understand the current shape of farmland ownership and tenure. […]

Kentucky Wheat: How Much Wheat Should be Planted this Fall? Sep 17, 2015

🕔Sep 17, 2015
Kentucky grain farmers have just started harvesting corn and are getting to the point where they will decide how much wheat they will plant this fall. In Kentucky, wheat is […]

Indiana: Survey Confirms Expected Farmland Value Decline Aug 6, 2015

🕔Aug 6, 2015
Results of a new Purdue University survey show farmland values across Indiana fell in the past year, in line with a slight pullback analysts anticipated after a decade-long rally. “The results […]

Mississippi Farmland: Guess Where Values, Rents Are Highest? May 20, 2015

🕔May 20, 2015
Editor’s Note: This information is excerpted from a Mississippi Agricultural Land Values, Cash Rents, and Lending Conditions: Spring 2015, a  report based on a survey conducted by the Department of Agricultural […]

Cash Rent Slide; Subsidy Questions; Catfish Regs Not All Good – Keith Good Mar 22, 2015

🕔Mar 22, 2015
Cash Rents Reflect Lower Farm Incomes Marcia Zarley Taylor reported on Friday at DTN that, “Some sky-high cash rents are coming back to earth. For the first time this century, Corn Belt […]

Cash Rent or Crop Share – Who Pays for What? Write it Down. Jan 10, 2015

🕔Jan 10, 2015
Tension can develop between landlords and tenants who become unsure as to whether their lease arrangement is fair, especially during uncertain financial times. The best way to build mutual trust […]

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