NEWS
The Down Side
Victoria G. Myers Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Fri Oct 25, 2013 04:37 PM CDT

Farmland prices the giddy swore were forever -- and the contrarians described as a bubble on the verge of popping -- are finally at a shifting point. This is not some real estate bubble set to explode and send agriculture into a downward spiral, like that of the 1980s. It's more like a balloon with a small leak drifting lower bit by bit, with occasional bobs of opportunity.

John Kurtz expresses it best: "It used to be you could take $5 million and buy any row-crop land, and you'd look pretty smart. Maybe you'd buy it at $5,000 and now ...

Quick View
  • Crop Tech Corner In this week's Crop Tech Corner, a new, faster method of testing soybean cyst nematode samples is...
  • Profit Makeover When Curtis Schallert's 40-year-old stands of Kentucky-31 fescue petered out a few years ago, the...
  • UAVs Taking Flight in Ag The FAA this month began accelerating its exemption approvals for companies testing the skies wit...
  • Iowa's Field of Dreams Current Iowa land values are running about 16% below peak 2013 levels. That's according to a real...
  • Drought Recovery March auctions show cash rent shocks could mount in 2016.
  • Competing for Dollars Beef is far from a loser in the daily race for buyers at meat counters across the country. It's n...
  • CDC: No Human H5N2 Cases So Far So far, there are no reported cases of H5N2 in humans, but transmission of the highly contagious ...
  • Ask the Vet Can I cure my cow's uterine infection with an infusion?
Related News Stories
Drought Recovery
Iowa's Field of Dreams
Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl
Good Fences Make Good Neighbors
Senior Partners - 2
Grouse Conservation Efforts Touted
Iowa Land Values Take a Hit
Soil Health - 2
$3 Corn Subdues Bids
Senior Partners - 1