NEWS
No Land Crash Ahead?
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:46 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Reports of farmland's demise may be a premature, a growing number of mortgage lenders and appraisers say.

Since late 2012, Federal Reserve farmland surveys have sent mixed signals throughout real estate circles, with land in southern Iowa plunging 9% between April and July while other regions showed modest gains for the quarter. Irrigated farms in Kansas and the mountain states sizzled with 30% or better annual gains at mid-year, according to the most recent Kansas City Federal Reserve report.

While farmland appreciation is slowing, ag real estate hasn't yet retreated from its all-time highs and may have ...

Quick View
  • Crop Tech Corner In this week's Crop Tech Corner, researchers produce orange-colored corn with sight-saving capabi...
  • Year-Round Cow Kelly Smith believes fetal programming through good nutrition for dams yields better steers and h...
  • Russ' Vintage Iron DTN staff reporter Russ Quinn takes a look at farm life nearly a century ago.
  • Cash Will Be King Years of $6-and-up corn couldn't last forever. Some proactive grain farmers are bolstering their ...
  • CWA Rule Pressure The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has asked the federal EPA to withdraw the...
  • COOL Appeal Likely in 2015 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the U.S. might not file an appeal of the country-of-origin...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers ask if they can offset futures losses against cattle income, roll hedges forward tax-free...
  • Ranch Hands Two families take different approaches to building income from trail rides, roundups and real-lif...
  • Ask the Vet Why isn't my flea and tick control for dogs working?
Related News Stories
Voting on Conservation
CWA Rule Pressure
Senators Blast Water Rule
Bagging a Big Crop
Farm Investors Welcome
What's a Soybean Worth?
Hunting for Habitat
Soil Health Values Explained
Nutrient Reductions Seen Slow
Interpretive Rule Seen as Invalid