Illinois: What Could Change the 2019 Corn, Soy Return Outlook?

🕔Oct 31, 2018The outlook for 2019 corn and soybean returns is lower than returns in recent years. However, higher returns are possible under other economic and agronomic situations than those used to […]

Indiana: Crop Share Net Returns vs. 2 Flexible Cash Leases

🕔Oct 29, 2018A recent article used a case farm in west central Indiana to illustrate net returns to land derived from crop share, fixed cash rent, and flexible cash lease arrangements.  This […]

Farm Business: Comparing Returns from Crop Share, Fixed Cash Rent Flexible Cash Leases

🕔Oct 22, 2018Obtaining control of land through leasing has a long history in the United States.  Leases on agricultural land are strongly influenced by local custom and tradition.  However, in most areas, […]

Illinois: Making 2019 Cash Rental Decisions

🕔Oct 10, 2018This article presents information useful in determining appropriate levels of 2019 cash rents including average cash rents for the state of Illinois, average cash rents for counties, and average cash […]

Ag Economy: Steady Farmland Values Help Insulate Struggling Ag Sector

🕔Oct 4, 2018Suzanne Jenkins, a senior policy analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, and Nathan Kauffman, vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, indicated in a […]

Farmers’ Worries Increase, Expect Lower Incomes – Ag Barometer

🕔Oct 2, 2018The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer fell to a reading of 114 in September, fifteen points below its August reading of 129 and its lowest reading since October 2016. September marked […]

North Dakota: Farmland Values Tested by Rising Interest Rates

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🕔Oct 1, 2018Many commercial row crop farmers across the U.S. have seen their margins squeezed by lower commodity prices and relatively higher production costs, says Bryon Parman, North Dakota State University Extension […]

Ag Economy: FAPRI – U.S. Net Farm Income Projected to Decline

🕔Sep 20, 2018On Tuesday, the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri released its Baseline Update for U.S. Farm Income and the Farm Balance Sheet.  Today’s update includes […]

Farmland Values Decline in Illinois, Iowa; Up in Northern Midwest

🕔Sep 17, 2018Today’s update looks at a variety of information sources that highlight recent developments relating to farmland values, with particular focus on Illinois, Iowa and the States in the Minneapolis Federal Reserve […]

Missouri Cash Rental: Crops, Pasture and Hunting Leases

🕔Aug 27, 2018The USDA reports that 35% of Missouri farmland is rented. That means that about 9.8 million acres of Missouri agricultural land is rented. To help both landowners and farmers, the […]

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