posted on January 22, 2016 at 2:52 PM
A survey shows some bankers had a dire view of the rural economy in their 10 Western and Plains states.
posted on September 12, 2014 at 11:31 AM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced $328 million in funding Monday to protect and restore farmlands, grasslands and wetlands across the country.
posted on May 3, 2013 at 5:56 PM
Northwest Iowa had the most expensive land, at $13,387 an acre.
posted on February 22, 2013 at 4:10 PM
According to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, farmland values shot up last year by a staggering 16 percent in a 5-state region in heart of the Corn Belt.
Appreciation in 2012 rivaled that of 2007 and 2011 and is the third-largest increase in...
posted on November 30, 2012 at 4:55 PM
Farmland sales are happening all over The Heartland for a variety of reasons.
In some cases, farmers are looking to expand their operations. Others are speculating on land values. And still others are trying to get ahead of looming tax...
posted on November 21, 2012 at 3:23 PM
Land sales are booming in rural America, where continued prospects for above-average commodity prices are whetting farmers’ appetites to expand.
One of dozens of sales this week in Iowa featured this 163-acre plot in Butler County. Its...
posted on June 15, 2012 at 4:46 PM
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Twenty-eight more Pennsylvania farms in 14 counties are being protected from development.
The Pennsylvania Agricultural Land Preservation Board on Thursday approved easements to preserve the farms and 2,389 acres of land...
posted on April 6, 2012 at 10:52 AM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture
Kathleen Merrigan sees an epidemic of sorts sweeping across
America's farmland. It has little to do with the usual challenges,
like drought, rising fuel and feed prices or crop-eating...
posted on February 17, 2012 at 3:27 PM
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A monthly survey of bankers in 10 Midwest and Great Plains states shows the rural economy slowing down, but reflects strong gains in hiring and farmland prices.
The Rural Mainstreet Index released Thursday dropped...
posted on January 27, 2012 at 8:44 AM
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) - Some experts believe this year's risingfarmland prices in central Illinois could continue for at least thenext year. Land sales companies say farmland prices in the region increasedby more than 30...
posted on December 16, 2011 at 4:03 PM
Iowa and other Midwestern states are seeing record farmland prices at auctions.