NEWS
Outlook - Farmland
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Thu Jan 10, 2013 06:47 AM CST

AUSTIN, Texas (DTN) -- The standard advice for mountain climbers is not to look down. But it is hard to stay calm if you've watched the trajectory of U.S. farmland since the turn of the century -- up at least 300% on average since 2000 in much of the Midwest and showing no sign of even pausing in early 2013.

In the first week of January, 373 acres in central Iowa with no commercial development potential commanded $17,000 per acre -- more than $3,600/acre above a veteran appraiser's expectations and 70% above the county's average just last November. The farm ...

Quick View
  • Dodge Down Corn Conditions have been right for stalk rot and ear molds in corn in many parts of the Midwest this ...
  • Rethink Grazing If you see a group of steers in a field of green corn, you can generally bet it is either an acci...
  • Farmers Pivot Back After Storms The majority of center pivots damaged by severe weather earlier this summer in Nebraska are up an...
  • DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends Co-op giant commits to N plant close to cheap gas and customer base.
  • Rents Resist Price Relief Growers in bellwether corn states expect to make money on bushels -- not price -- in 2014, farm m...
  • Beef Checkoff Questioned Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Monday he might take action to offer his own changes to th...
  • Farm Family Business Crafting a vision for the future, projecting financials, managing employees, acting with humility...
  • Farming on the Mother Road - 6 Chris Clayton continues looking at the state of agriculture along historic Route 66, dubbed "The ...
  • Ask the Vet What can I do to prevent the spread of facial warts in my herd?
Related News Stories
DTN Ag Business Benchmark
Rents Resist Price Relief
Betting on Shorter Beans
Do a Yield Checkup
Interpretive Rule Seen as Invalid
Rediscovering Grain Sorghum
Weathering the Drought
Farmland: Trophy or Investment?
Klinefelter: By the Numbers
Who Burned the Beans?