Corn Belt Farmland Values – Declines Continue, Modest Rises Expected Jul 2, 2019

🕔Jul 2, 2019Today’s update highlights recent news items that discuss the value of farmland in Iowa, Nebraska, and more broadly in the Corn Belt. Iowa An update last month from Iowa State […]

Iowa: Land Value Experts Predict Modest Declines, Stable Crop Prices Jun 21, 2019

🕔Jun 21, 2019Agricultural professionals who attended the Iowa State University Soil Management and Land Valuation Conference in May expect a continued modest decline in land values, according to the June edition of […]

Stable Ag Land Values Settle Farm Balance Sheets, For Now Jun 21, 2019

🕔Jun 21, 2019Financial Times writers Gregory Meyer and Robert Armstrong reported earlier this month that, “Despite a half-decade of falling grain prices, Midwestern farmland has held much of its value, and has […]

Ag Economy: Widespread Weakening Conditions – Federal Reserve Jun 19, 2019

🕔Jun 19, 2019Earlier this month, the Federal Reserve Board released its May 2019 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations pertaining […]

Farmer Sentiment Collapsing, Financial Conditions Continue Decline – Ag Barometer Jun 4, 2019

🕔Jun 4, 2019The Ag Economy Barometer, an agricultural producer sentiment measure based upon a nationwide mid-month survey of 400 U.S. agricultural producers, dropped again in May. The May barometer reading of 101 […]

U.S. Cropland Appreciated Faster than Pastureland Post-Recession May 24, 2019

🕔May 24, 2019Farmland plays a unique and important role in agriculture. Farm real estate (including land and the structures on it) accounts for over 80 percent of farm-sector assets.  Farm real estate […]

Farmland Values: Decline on the Horizon? – Fed Reserve May 10, 2019

🕔May 10, 2019In 2018, the spread between returns to farmland owners and benchmark interest rates narrowed to its lowest level in more than a decade in the Tenth Federal Reserve District. At […]

Ag Banks Make Adjustments – Kansas City Fed May 6, 2019

🕔May 6, 2019An update last month from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (“Ag Banks Make Adjustments as Lending Remains Elevated,” by Cortney Cowley and Ty Kreitman) stated that, “According to the National Survey […]

Ag Economy: Farmland Values Steady; Potential for Declines Exist Apr 16, 2019

🕔Apr 16, 2019Recent news items from the Corn Belt point to several economic challenges facing producers as spring planting approaches.  Nonetheless, relatively steady farmland values continue to be a bright spot. But a recent update from the Federal Reserve Bank […]

Farmland Values and Debt: Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska Mar 25, 2019

🕔Mar 25, 2019Today’s update looks briefly at how relatively steady farmland values are impacting farm financial variables, and then discusses recent developments relating to farmland values in Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska. Background At USDA’s annual Agricultural Outlook […]

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