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November 2021 Wallace’s Farmer “MarketPlace Extra”

Farmland sales have been on a breakneck pace, as dozens of early fall public auctions have already occurred in September and October, with impressive price results. 

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October 2021 Wallace’s Farmer “MarketPlace Extra”

Expectation for on-farm profit, however, is as high for 2021 production as any year I can recall... As a result of the profit potential, farmland sales across Iowa have shifted higher, and there is great competition for productive land. 

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Kathy Pettinger Becomes First Female Accredited Rural Appraiser in Iowa

Hertz Farm Management, Inc. is proud to announce that Kathy Pettinger, ARA, has been awarded the Accredited Rural Appraiser (ARA) designation from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers® (ASFMRA®).

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September 2021 Wallace’s Farmer “MarketPlace Extra”

Ask anyone who has been paying attention since planting season, and one thing that is clear – land values have shifted higher since spring.  

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August 2021 Wallace’s Farmer “MarketPlace Extra”

The strength, and excitement, in the rural countryside has been unlike any I’ve previously experienced.

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July 2021 Wallace’s Farmer “MarketPlace Extra”

It is rare that most, if not all, of the factors influencing land values line up in a positive fashion. But that’s what has happened. 

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June 2021 Wallace’s Farmer “MarketPlace Extra”

The few farms that are on the market are creating great competition, and in many cases, setting new sale price highs. Across my two-and-a-half decades in the farmland business, I cannot recall a stronger market. 

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