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 […]

Farmland Values Surge with Increased Buying Interest – DTN Jun 8, 2021

🕔Jun 8, 2021
Doug Hensley doesn’t remember ever being this busy in June. The president of Hertz Real Estate Services has had seven auctions in the past month. The most recent, completed Thursday […]

Farmland Values: Bullish Outlook Continues – DTN May 7, 2021

🕔May 7, 2021
There are many good reasons Chad Ratermann says he’ll buy farmland, but the one that’s always in the back of his mind has nothing to do with soil quality or […]

Farmers Concerned About Possible Changes in Estate Tax Policy – Ag Barometer May 4, 2021

🕔May 4, 2021
The April reading of the Ag Economy Barometer was 178, virtually unchanged from a month earlier when the index stood at 177 and just 5 points below its all-time high of 183, […]

Land Values, Irrigation Needs Increase When Ethanol Plant Opens, Say Study Apr 23, 2021

🕔Apr 23, 2021
Kansas State University agricultural economists have found that the growth of ethanol plants in the state over the past 20 years has had an impact on irrigation and land values. […]

Land Rent: Negotiating Reasonable Rates in Times of High Market Prices Apr 15, 2021

🕔Apr 15, 2021
Rising commodity prices offer the potential for higher revenues and greater profits. It may also bring increasing costs if prices remain at a high level. This is common with inputs […]

Strong Commodity Prices and Improved Financial Conditions – Ag Barometer Apr 6, 2021

🕔Apr 6, 2021
The Ag Economy Barometer rose in March to 177, the highest reading for the barometer since the record high reading of 184 in October. This month’s 12-point rise in the barometer was […]

Ag Economy: Gasoline Sales Lift Ethanol- Corn; Higher Prices Impacting Farmland Values Mar 31, 2021

🕔Mar 31, 2021
Reuters writer Stephanie Kelly reported this week that, “U.S. gasoline sales for 2021 have exceeded prior-year levels for the first time since last March, when officials first started to widely impose […]

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