Illinois: Trends in Farmland Leasing Oct 4, 2021

🕔Oct 4, 2021
Over time, more Illinois farmland is being cash rented rather than share rented. Cash rental arrangements adjust more slowly to changes in farmland returns than share rental agreements. As more […]

Farm Business: Debt Financing and Timing Farmland Purchases Sep 25, 2021

🕔Sep 25, 2021
Farmland returns have averaged around 10%, particularly when holding periods exceed 20 years. Even given this 10% average return, financing farmland is difficult because capital gains make up a large […]

Cash Rents – A Straight-Forward Structure for a Variable Agreement Aug 20, 2021

🕔Aug 20, 2021
Unlike fixed cash rental arrangements, payments from a variable cash rent arrangements will vary based on prices and yields. Often during times of changing commodity prices, there is a need […]

Ag Economy: A Look at Farmland Values, Cash Rental Rates, Production Expenses Aug 13, 2021

🕔Aug 13, 2021
Recent reports from the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) regarding farmland values, cash rental rates, production expenses, and farm prices provide perspective on the current state of the U.S. […]

Farmers Weigh In on Rising Input Prices, Farmland Values – Ag Barometer Aug 4, 2021

🕔Aug 4, 2021
On the heels of a sharp two-month decline, the Agricultural Economy Barometer stabilized at a reading of 134 in July, just 3 points below a month earlier. This month’s sentiment index was […]

Illinois Grain Farms: Conservation and Farmland Tenure Jul 23, 2021

🕔Jul 23, 2021
Most grain farms in Illinois over 500 acres rent most of their land base.  Moreover, the majority of rented farmland is controlled by larger acreage farms.  In 2017, farms of […]

Cash Rents Likely to Increase in 2022 – Tactics to Prevent Rapid Expense Run-Ups – DTN Jul 9, 2021

🕔Jul 9, 2021
The average cash rent in Iowa jumped $40 per acre from 2011 to 2012, then to $235 as the market adjusted to massive new demand for corn from the burgeoning […]

Ag Economy: Producer Sentiment Falls for 2nd Month; Rising Input Costs a Concern – Ag Barometer Jul 8, 2021

🕔Jul 8, 2021
For the second month in a row, the Ag Economy Barometer declined sharply, falling to a reading of 137, which was 21 points below a month earlier, and the weakest ag producer […]

Producers Bullish About Farmland Values Amid Strong Conditions – Ag Barometer Mar 3, 2021

🕔Mar 3, 2021
February’s Ag Economy Barometer reading of 165 changed little compared to January when the index stood at 167. Producers continue to report strong current conditions on their farms as February’s Current Conditions Index value […]

Illinois Land Rents: Tying Amounts To Economic Returns – 10-Year Comparison Oct 6, 2020

🕔Oct 6, 2020
Over time, more farmland leases in Illinois have been shifting from traditional crop share leases to cash leases.  In addition, there has been some increase in flexible or variable rent […]

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