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June 4, 2018

The 2018 growing season is officially underway, and the farmland market across the State of Iowa remains stable. The summer months are typically the slowest months for land sales, as the focus of the farming community shifts to production of the current crop. However, farms do continue to come to the market,... Read More

April 30, 2018

Coming into the new growing season, the farmland market across the State of Iowa remains stable to slightly stronger, depending on geography and farm specifics. The recent release of the bi-annual Realtors® Land Institute land value survey reflected as much, with the survey showing statewide farmland values trending stronger by... Read More

April 6, 2018

China’s Ministry of Trade announced a new 25 percent tariff on U.S. goods including corn, soybeans, beef, pork, ethanol, cars, and chemicals in response to ongoing threats from the Trump Administration to impose tariffs on Chinese products for intellectual property theft. At the same time, Brazil announced a 37 cent... Read More

April 2, 2018

The farmland market across the State of Iowa remains stable. As we enter springtime, upcoming field operations will mark the end of the traditional farmland “sales season”, which generally runs from September to March each year. This ‘off-season’ time of year is when most farms that are offered to the... Read More

March 9, 2018

The farmland market across the State of Iowa remains stable.  From neighborhood to neighborhood, there are ranges in value for the same quality land.  Many factors influence local values including the number of recent land sales, the influence of local livestock production, and recent crop production results. The highest quality... Read More

February 7, 2018

The farmland market across the State of Iowa remains stable.  Value ranges exist for the same quality land in different neighborhoods, and can be affected by several potential factors including the recent volume of land sales, the influence of local livestock production and local growing season success (or lack thereof).... Read More

January 31, 2018

Farming has always been a capital-intensive business. For farmers to grow in the future, they may need to look beyond traditional sources of funding.  The “sale-leaseback” concept, where a farmer sells a parcel of land to an investor and then leases it back, has proven to be a very effective... Read More

January 9, 2018

Throughout the State of Iowa, corn and soybean yields in 2017 pleasantly surprised market observers and created support for the fall-winter 2017-2018 farmland sales season. The overall marketplace remains generally stable, although “neighborhood” differences exist. The highest quality farms from a production standpoint (e.g., highly productive soils, solid fertility and... Read More

January 3, 2018

Morgan Troendle, AFM Real Estate Broker - IA Waterloo, IA Jeff Troendle, AFM President of Farm Management “What are cover crops?” The term cover crop has been used more in the last 3 years than it has in the previous 15. Cover crops are generally considered any crop planted on a field between cash grain... Read More

December 27, 2017

Cal Dickson, AFM, ALC, CCA,  Chairman of the Hertz Farm Management  Grain Marketing Committee  After drainage tile or irrigation, the highest returning improvement to mid-west landowners is most often on-farm grain drying and storage. This fact became apparent again in the fall of 2017 as interior basis levels at river locations in the... Read More

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