End of an Era?
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Tue Jun 11, 2013 02:44 PM CDT

HADDONFIELD, N.J. (DTN) -- Attention Grain Belt land owners: Don't get used to those 20% year-after-year farm real estate gains you've banked since 2007. The farm economy's boom appears to be reversing course, a growing number of economists and farm realtors now say. But rather than an income and farmland bust similar to the 1980s farm debt crisis, this much feared adjustment could be slow and steady.

"It's not a collapse, it's just a maturing," Purdue University Economist Chris Hurt told attendees at a recent online webinar. "In other boom-bust cycles we've seen a demand collapse. We're not talking about ...

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