Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Thu Apr 23, 2015 11:07 AM CDT

Track Iowa's Field of Dreams

The bloom is coming off Corn Belt farm real estate, and that's just fine with buyers like 70-year-old Tony Kriegel of Brooklyn, Iowa. He views farmland as a long-term investment, something he hopes his 12 children will never sell.

Kriegel and two sons have purchased four farms since last fall, all negotiated privately after no-sale public auctions. They had to go as far as 30 miles from their home farm in southern Iowa to find deals, but they spent only about $110 per Corn Suitability Rating point on their last two properties, down from about ...

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