Think back 10 years and consider what you were doing a decade ago. Or, pause to consider what you’ll be doing a decade from now. There are all kinds of terrific possibilities! It makes me wonder what Iowa farmland will be worth a decade from now!?!
Prairie strips are a farmland conservations practice that delivers disproportionate soil, water and nutrient benefits while also increasing wildlife habitat.
On Thursday, January 29, the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines worked with Hertz to help sell a 200-acre farm in Calhoun County, Iowa at public auction. The farm was a generous gift to support the charitable interests of landowners, Steve and Linda Weitz. The farm ended up selling for a grand total of $1,792,000.
There are some years that folks are just happy to put behind them, and 2019 is one of them. A slow and late fall harvest has represented a microcosm of the entire year. Delayed crop planting in the spring, followed by a somewhat mild summer in which crops were slow to mature, positioned the late harvest start. Then, regular rains early in harvest delayed normal late-September and October harvest progress. Not to be outdone, legit snow in late October across the Corn Belt further complicated things. It’s been a tough year, and for many, it’s not quite over yet.
The early fall farmland sales market across the State of Iowa has shown great resilience – and perhaps more strength than some market observers expected.