posted on February 14, 2014 at 6:00 PM
Net farm income is forecast to fall nearly 27 percent this year to $95.8 billion. That would still be above the 10-year average. The 2013 income level was $130.5 billion, the highest since 1973 when adjusted for inflation. If realized, this would...
posted on May 24, 2013 at 3:32 PM
In Iowa, the average cash rent for corn or soybean fields is about $270 per acre, said Chad Hart, an Iowa State University agriculture economist. The average conservation payment in Iowa is $141 an acre.
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 6:40 PM
The Supreme Court hears arguments in a patent infringement case involving Monsanto. Officials gaze into the crystal ball at the Agriculture Department’s annual Outlook Forum. And undaunted by weakness in the broader economy, rural land values...
posted on February 8, 2013 at 1:21 PM
The state now provides $6 million in tax credits to retiring farmers who lease their land to beginners. The bill would double that amount.
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 7:05 PM
High commodity prices and uncertain tax policy lead to booming farmland sales. An uninvited guest wreaks havoc on the Mississippi River and its tributaries. Market analysis with Virgil Robinson.
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 December 30, 2011 at 3:22 PM
2011 began in much the same fashion as its immediate predecessors: as the global economy struggled to recover from the worst downturn since the Great Depression.
posted on November 18, 2011 at 7:49 PM
Powered by robust demand, farmland values increase by the largest amount in decades. A lack of clearly defined rules for members of Congress on insider trading prompts calls for reform. Thousands of workers migrate to North Dakota, where an oil...
posted on November 18, 2011 at 9:58 AM
Despite widespread flooding and drought throughout the Midwest, average farmland values increased 25 percent over the past year, marking the largest single-year gain in three decades.
The increase, reported this week by the Federal...