NEWS
Too Good to Last?
Elizabeth Williams DTN Special Correspondent
Tue May 28, 2013 02:16 PM CDT

INDIANOLA, Iowa (DTN) -- The first chink in the farmland value armor is starting to show up in several Midwest land value indicators. No one is predicting the "top" is in, but it's not full speed ahead.

The Peak Soil Iowa Cropland Value Index, a new index of actual Iowa land sales first reported by DTN on April 12, measured a slight decrease in cropland values in the fourth quarter of 2012. The index uses data from actual land sales collected from court records in 20 counties around Iowa. Real estate brokers and lenders believe a flurry of sales were ...

Quick View
  • Dealing with Diplodia After the latest spate of wet, cool weather in parts of the Midwest, plant pathologists are urgin...
  • 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
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
DTN Ag Business Benchmark