Although land value differences exist across various neighborhoods throughout the State of Iowa,the Iowa farmland market continues to show somewhat surprising resiliency and stability.
Fall harvest operations have nearly concluded across the State of Iowa. Despite variable growing season conditions, strong yield expectations were met (or exceeded) in most regions of the state. Strong overall yield results will be supportive to a land market that otherwise faces some headwinds going into the off-season including higher interest rates, relatively weak commodity price levels, and significant trade uncertainties.
Fall harvest operations continue across the State of Iowa. Even though crops were ready, persistent rainfall patterns across many areas of the state delayed early harvest activity. Early yield reports that have come in have been quite strong in eastern Iowa, while early yield totals in other areas have tended to be more variable, especially in the central, north-central, and northwest crop reporting districts. A more complete accounting of yield results will soon be reported. Despite variable growing season conditions in Iowa, expectations were high for prospective yields totals.