The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) shook up the market with its assertion that President Donald Trump's administration is working on changes to implementation of the U.S. biofuels program that would shift the resp
Here is an excellent, thoroughly researched piece by Financial Times reporter Gregory Meyer examining the scope and emotional conficts prompted by the recent push by large institutions into local land markets.
The lack of inflation is a key difference between the lead up to the 1980s ag recession and the working capital squeeze farmers are feeling now, note Brent Gloy and Divid Widmar. The two ag-economics-professors-turned fa
Possibly because they could not get any more bearish, the latest reading of rural banker attitudes toward farmland prices finds a slight improvement. The February Rural Mainstreet Index conducted by Creighton University&
The value of "good" agricultural farmland across the central Corn Belt declined 3% in 2015, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. The bank's quarterly survey found farmland values slipped 1% low
Farmland values and cash rents across the Plains and Mid-South declined in 2015, according to reports from the Federal Reserve Banks of Kansas City and St. Louis. While both organizations noted declines in cropland value
The historic W.T. Waggoner Ranch south of Vernon, Texas, was sold this morning to LA Rams owner Stan Kroenke. The selling price on the 535,000-acre ranch, which spreads across six counties, has not been disclosed. The or
USDA projects 2016 net farm income will decline another 3% to $54.8 billion, its lowest level in both real and nominal terms since 2002. USDA's first forecast for 2016, if achieved, means the a drop of 56% in net far
Weakness in row-crop and wheat cropland returns continues, while returns from permanent cropland, such as vineyards and orchards, remain strong, according to the National Council or Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NC
Negative attitudes in the heartland continue to deepen, according to the Creighton University Rural Mainstreet Index. This month's reading of attitudes of rural bank leaders in 10 Midwestern states pegs its index, wh
In a special report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Nathan Kauffman outlines the weakening in the nation's ag economy in the first quarter of 2016 and says that weakness "is expected to remain soft
The average value of Canadian farmland increased 10.1% in 2015, according to Farm Credit Canada's annual appraisal update of 245 benchmark farms. The 2015 increase follows gains of 14.3% in 2014 and 22.1% in 2013. Ov
The value of Iowa tillable cropland decreased 5% for the six months ending March 1, according to the most recent semiannual survey conducted by the Iowa Chapter of the REALTORS® Land Institute. Adding the survey'