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Aug 24, 2021 | The Business of Agriculture

Three required fields – purchase price, cash rent and property taxes – deliver information for better buying decisions.

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Aug 24, 2021 | The Business of Agriculture

Cap Rate Calculator: Streamlined for Ease of Use

Three required fields – purchase price, cash rent and property taxes – deliver information for better buying decisions.

Jan 29, 2021 | The Business of Agriculture

2020 Market Forces Lift Farmland Values

Learn more about the economic factors driving land values.

Aug 21, 2020 | The Business of Agriculture

Evaluating Alternative Farmland Rental Agreements

The recording from the Evaluating Alternative Farmland Rental Agreements webinar is available.

Jan 27, 2020 | The Business of Agriculture

Forces Shaping Farmland Values

Whether you own, buy or rent, farmland plays a major role in any operation. We help you understand the forces shaping today’s real estate market.

Jan 9, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Farmland Values Soften

“The softening of the market in the latter half of 2018 wasn’t unexpected and, in fact, it better aligns farmland values to profitability in the grain sector.” -- Tim Koch, chief credit officer

Jan 23, 2018 | The Business of Agriculture

Farmland Values Stabilize in 2017 in Grain Belt States

Farmland values in the grain belt states served by Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) stabilized in 2017, a reflection of continued market demand for quality land.

Jun 28, 2017 | The Business of Agriculture

Challenges of Today Present Opportunities For Tomorrow

Advice from Doug Stark, our president and CEO, to young and beginning producers on understanding risks – and which ones to take – in order to grow an operation.

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.

Oct 13, 2016 |

Preparing Your Game Plan For Cash Rent Negotiations

Dr. David Kohl also advises not losing sight of something more enduring than the current down cycle – successful working relationships between landlord and tenant.

Jul 18, 2016 | The Business of Agriculture

Farmland Values Continue Steady but Gradual Decline

Unlike last year, when a strong livestock market led to increased demand for pastureland, values on both pasture and cropland are generally down in 2016.

Nov 9, 2015 | The Business of Agriculture

Third Quarter Commodity Review

The impact of tight margins, avian flu, lower cattle prices and more.

Apr 22, 2015 | The Business of Agriculture

How to Decide Right Time for Farmland Purchase

Interest rates still are attractive and land in many areas across the corn belt is generally cheaper than a year ago. Some who are bullish on agriculture long-term consider this a good time to buy farmland and expand their operations.

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