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Feb 2, 2017 | The Business of Agriculture

State-by-State Farmland Trends

The latest farmland values in Iowa, eastern Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming.

Jan 20, 2016 | The Business of Agriculture

Changes in Cropland Values -- Mixed

The significant decline in farmland prices anticipated by some forecasters since the peak in commodity prices in 2013 has not fully developed, though the impact of lower profit margins is reflected in adjustments to the market for both cropland values and cash rental rates.

Apr 27, 2015 | From the Farm

Reports From the Ground: 2015 Planting Season

While farmers have been planting in fits and starts in pockets of FCSAmerica’s territory, the growing season is expected to start in earnest this week. Across the region, farmers are looking at several days of warm, dry weather.

Jul 17, 2014 | The Business of Agriculture

Farmland Prices Remain Strong

Despite reports earlier this year of a possible drop in demand for farmland, prices remain strong, nearing or hitting all-time highs in several areas of our four-state territory during the first six months of 2014.

Apr 10, 2014 | From the Farm

Reports From the Field: Growing Season Holds Promise Despite Slow Starts

Some of the producers in our four-state area could begin planting as early as next week. Others are waiting for frost to work its way out of the ground. Whatever the soil and weather conditions in their particular area, producers are itching to start on the 2014 planting season.

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