Trends in Farmland Values

10:54AM Nov 16, 2011
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The following information is a Web Extra from the pages of Top Producer. It corresponds with the article "Land Prices Start to Simmer." You can find the article in the Top Producer Mid-November issue.


The case is strong for land values to see continued strength in 2012 as profitability prospects are good for this upcoming crop year.
Farmland rents are likely to continue to move higher in 2012, although at a slower pace than the past two years.
Growing an acre of corn, soybeans or wheat in 2012 will cost producers a lot more than it did this year.
Land values continue to skyrocket in the heartland.
When signing a cash rent lease, landlords who are willing to accept more risk may be rewarded when resulting crop revenues are high.
Land values continue to skyrocket in the heartland.
Extreme weather and rising input costs eroded farm income in the second quarter in states that make up the 10th Federal Reserve District.