Farmer Sentiment Declines in Sept., Inflation Expectations Jump – Ag Barometer Oct 6, 2021

🕔Oct 6, 2021
Sentiment among agricultural producers weakened in September as the Ag Economy Barometer declined 14 points to a reading of 124. This is the weakest farmer sentiment reading since July 2020 when the […]

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 […]

Ag Economy: “Revival” in the Farm Belt, But Things Can Turn Quickly Oct 1, 2021

🕔Oct 1, 2021
Wall Street Journal writers Jesse Newman and Bob Tita reported in Monday’s paper that, “A revival in the U.S. Farm Belt is in full swing, boosting markets for land and equipment and raising […]

Ag Economy: 2021 2nd Quarter Farmland Values Climb – Federal Reserve Aug 25, 2021

🕔Aug 25, 2021
Last week, the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago, Kansas City and Minneapolis released updates regarding farm income, farmland values and agricultural credit conditions from the second quarter of 2021. Federal Reserve Bank of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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