NEWS
Minding Ag's Business
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Fri Jul 18, 2014 05:06 PM CDT


Corn Belt land markets came back to life this spring, thanks to the temporary price rally for 2014 crops at planting, this week's Farm Credit Services of America analysis shows. But local trends remain inconsistent and whether farmers have the cash to reinvest in land after harvest could be a huge question given deteriorating crop prices.

FCS America executives interviewed by DTN describe Iowa as stabilizing, while Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming land values continued to notch gains. Of the 23 benchmark farms it uses for bank appraisal purposes in South Dakota, land values jumped 5.8% in the last six ...

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