Illinois Farm Finances: How Will Chinese Tariffs Affect Grain Farms?

🕔Apr 18, 2018Recent events suggest a possibility that China will place a 25% tariff on soybean exports from the United States to China. Such a tariff would result in lower soybean prices […]

U.S. Cropland Prices: What’s the Impact of Increased Interest Rates?

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🕔Apr 12, 2018The Federal Reserve has initiated what appears to be sustained, incremental increases in the Federal Funds rate and by extension other interest rates. Current expectation is for a ¾ to […]

Farm Economy: Land Values, Ag Credit, Lending, and Income

🕔Apr 3, 2018On Monday, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas released its quarterly Agricultural Credit Survey.  Also on Monday, the American Bankers Association highlighted several 2017 farm lending variables in its annual Farm […]

Illinois Land Values: Does the Farmland Market Make Sense?

🕔Apr 3, 2018Each year, the Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers collects representative sales data from all across the state of Illinois, divided into 10 regions based on prominent […]

Illinois Farmland Values: Cash Rents on Professionally Managed Land in ’18-19

🕔Mar 28, 2018The Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers recently released their estimates of 2018 cash rents as well as their expectations for 2019 cash rents. Cash rent levels […]

Ag Economy: Farmland Values and Off-Farm Income

🕔Mar 20, 2018Today’s update looks briefly at recent news items that highlight current information on farmland values.  In addition, key parts of a recent Wall Street Journal article that focused on the […]

Nebraska Average Ag Land Value Drops 3% from 2017

🕔Mar 19, 2018The average market value of Nebraska farmland declined by 3% over the prior year to $2,745 per acre, according to a preliminary report of the 2018 Nebraska Farm Real Estate […]

Ag Economy: Land Values, Value of Production, and Number of Farms

🕔Mar 2, 2018Today’s update looks briefly at recent publications from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, and the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.  These reports give additional insight into the state of […]

Farmland Values: USDA Examines Trends from 2000-2016

🕔Feb 27, 2018Today’s update looks briefly at farmland values in the United States, with a specific focus on a recent report from USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) that examined farmland values from […]

Iowa: Land Prices, Some Input Costs Should Decline

🕔Feb 19, 2018Land and input costs for corn and soybean production are expected to decline in 2018, according to research conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The research, released in […]

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