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March 2022 Wallace’s Farmer “MarketPlace Extra”

Despite higher input prices for seed, fertilizer, equipment, and other inputs for the 2022 growing season, commodity prices in the early year have also continued to inch higher.

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February 2022 Wallace’s Farmer “MarketPlace Extra”

...I think the volume of sales in the first half of 2022 will moderate greatly when compared to the last 6-8 months of 2021.

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January 2022 Wallace’s Farmer “MarketPlace Extra”

As we enter a new year, I do believe the market will continue to reflect strength. I also believe that it will be difficult for the Iowa farmland market to duplicate all its 2021 results into and through 2022.

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December 2021 Wallace’s Farmer “MarketPlace Extra”

In the farmland market, there have not been too many shortages lately. No shortage of sales – volume has spiked with opportunist Sellers piling into the market. No shortage of buyers – farmers and investors have both been very active market participants. And no shortage of record prices...

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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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