Nebraska: Farmland – Trends in Ownership, Rental Patterns

🕔Feb 5, 2019In Nebraska, different types of rental arrangements are used on agricultural land. These arrangements commonly include crop share, cash lease, and cash lease with flexible provisions. Crop Share: landowner receives […]

Farm Finances Stressed: Lenders Helping, But Wary – DTN

🕔Nov 19, 2018Cash flow is a growing problem in farm country, and nearly all of the bankers that spoke with DTN at a recent conference said there’s some part of their portfolio […]

Cash Rent: Commodity Prices Tumble – Time to Negotiate 2019 – DTN

🕔Aug 20, 2018Land values are holding steady despite the tumble in commodity prices, and the good news is that’s propping up equity in farm country, allowing sufficient collateral for land-owning operators to […]

Iowa Survey: Aging Farmers – Limited Land Sales

🕔Jul 2, 2018An Iowa State University study shows that the age of Iowa’s farmland owners continues to rise, with a record high 35 percent aged 75 years or older in 2017.   Sixty percent were […]

Texas Ag Law: Grandma’s Will – Family Feud – What is a Life Estate?

🕔May 29, 2018Vada Allen owned a 316 acre ranch in Robertson County.  Upon her death, she was survived by her son, Bobby, and three grandchildren, Annette, Allison, and Stanley.  Her will included […]

Farmland Transition: When Grandma and Grandpa Don’t Plan Well

🕔May 14, 2018Grandpa and Grandma farmed. They retired. They had two irrigated quarters. They had two sons with their own farming operations. So, their transition plan was to give a quarter to […]

Ag Lending: MetLife Hits Record For Its Ag Loan Portfolio

🕔Apr 2, 2018MetLife announced today that its institutional asset management platform originated $2.9 billion in global agricultural loans in 2017, pushing its ag mortgage portfolio to $15.3 billion. In a press release, […]

Kansas City Fed: Stable Land Values Offsetting Low Commodity Values

🕔Feb 15, 2018Farm real estate markets in the Tenth District remained relatively stable in the fourth quarter of 2017. The district covers Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Wyoming, and portions of western Missouri and […]

Cropland Use Has Declined 11% Since 1949 – USDA

🕔Dec 27, 2017Land use and land-use change have important economic and environmental implications for commodity production and trade, soil and water conservation, and other policy issues. Changes in land use occur for […]

Farmland Values: Leaseback Sales Growing with Sellers and Buyers – DTN

🕔Dec 8, 2017A father-son operation in Logan County, Illinois, contacted John Kirkpatrick last year in search of an investment buyer for their 1,167-acre farm. They had built the farm up and wanted […]

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