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Farmland values remain strong despite financial headwinds

Midwestern farmland values remain strong despite a weakening ag economy. Compeer Financial director of appraisal Adam Schmidt says a dramatic increase in interest rates should put downward pressure on the land market. “Land is more expensive to finance, that investor category has other attractive alternative... Read More.

Signs of weakening farmland values

Several indicators point to weakening farmland values. Jim Rothermich with Iowa Appraisal tells Brownfield he tracks every land auction in the state and says there were at least nine no-sales in February. “That is a drastic increase. A year ago, February 2023, we had... Read More.

Midwest land values hit new peak; rate of increase slows

Ag land values in the Midwest continue to rise. The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago reports values in the Seventh District saw an annual increase of six percent in 2023.  However, David Oppedahl, Fed policy advisor, says that increase has slowed… “It was a little... Read More.

Census of Ag shows Wisconsin’s agricultural values up 46%

USDA’s newly-released Census of Agriculture shows the value of Wisconsin’s agricultural production has grown considerably.  Greg Bussler is with the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Madison. He tells Brownfield, “Wisconsin farms produced 16.7 billion dollars of agricultural goods and so on, and... Read More.

Farmland values maintain resilient theme

Farmland values seem to be maintaining a common theme to begin the year. Farmers National Company senior vice president of real estate operations Paul Schadegg says the market remains resilient. “In spite of all the headwinds we’ve seen with declining commodity markets and interest rates... Read More.

USD 308 Works With Community to Create New Mission, Vision, and Values

HUTCHINSON, Kan. - USD 308 has taken an important step towards creating a new mission, vision, and core values with the help of district leadership, community members, and consultants from Wichita State University’s Community Engagement Institute. The project aims to establish a shared understanding... Read More.