A new bill in the Senate would increase transparency and oversight of foreign investments in U.S. farmland. During a recent press call, Iowa Republican Chuck Grassley said foreign ownership is on the rise. “Any competition for that land from out of the country is a... Read More.
The largest farmer-to-farmer network in the US has launched the first online, comprehensive farmland evaluation platform. TJ Wilson, director of finance sales with Farmers Business Network says AcreVision consolidates essential information about parcels and local market trends into a single, user friendly report. “They... Read More.
A southeast Nebraska farmer says farmland prices are showing no signs of slowing down. Logan Bredemeier helps raise corn, soybeans, alfalfa and Angus cattle near Stella. “There’s maybe not as much turnover as there last year up to this point, but values are still holding... Read More.
Land values continue to strengthen in some parts of the Midwest. Justin Martin is a certified appraiser for Compeer Financial in west-central Illinois and says a farm recently sold for more than $20,000 an acre, reflecting a market that has yet to peak. “Last June... Read More.
Members of the Senate Ag Committee have introduced a bill that would prevent some countries from acquiring U.S. farmland. Iowa Republican Joni Ernst says the legislation would review the purchase or lease by a foreign entity. “We are fighting to overhaul the system that... Read More.
An ag economist says farmland values are holding strong across the Corn Belt. Creighton University’s Ernie Goss tells Brownfield prices have been higher despite weaker grain markets and high interest rates. “Bankers, when you ask them about it, they’re not expecting farmland price growth... Read More.
Farmers are less optimistic about farmland values will improve in the next 12 months, according to the latest Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy barometer. Jim Mintert is the survey’s principal investigator and director of Purdue’s Center for Commercial Agriculture. “This month, 19 percent of the... Read More.
New reports from American Farmland Trust outline conservation priorities for the 2023 Farm Bill. Conservation and Climate Policy Manager Samantha Levy tells Brownfield, “In addition to making recommendations to continue to support NRCS programs, we’re looking to create a new program in the farm... Read More.