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Midwest, Plains bankers had dire view of rural economy

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. Full Story

US to spend $328 million on conservation easements

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. Full Story

Group Estimates Iowa Crop Land $11,515 An Acre

posted on May 3, 2013 at 5:56 PM

Northwest Iowa had the most expensive land, at $13,387 an acre. Full Story

Farmland Values Rise Sharply, Again

posted on February 22, 2013 at 4:10 PM

Farmland Values Rise Sharply, Again
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... Full Story

Estate Tax Rollback Could Stiffle Family Businesses

posted on November 30, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Estate Tax Rollback Could Stiffle Family Businesses
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... Full Story

Farmland Sales Boom Again

posted on November 21, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Farmland Sales Boom Again
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... Full Story

State Shields 2,389 Farm Acres From Development

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... Full Story

US Needs More Young Farmers, Ranchers

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... Full Story

Survey Shows Rural Economy Down

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... Full Story

High Illinois Farm Prices Could Last through 2012

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... Full Story

Record Farmland Prices in Iowa and around the Midwest

posted on December 16, 2011 at 4:03 PM

Record Farmland Prices in Iowa and around the Midwest
Iowa and other Midwestern states are seeing record farmland prices at auctions. Full Story

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