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2017 Iowa Farmland Cash Rent Rates

Iowa farmland cash rent rates have declined for the 4th year in a row according to the newest Iowa State University report which was a result of 1448 statewide survey’s.   Farmland rents have fallen 4.8% in the past year and as measured for the 2017 crop year.  This represents a drop of 18.9% since the beginning of the decline […]

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December 2016 Iowa Statewide Land Auction Results

Average Iowa Land Prices

DreamDirt’s Farmland Market Analyst tracks farmland prices across Iowa to maintain our comparable sales database offering our clients the best most current information available for creating accurate farmland appraisals. This information is collected from other auctioneers and real estate brokers and includes DreamDirt’s transactions. This research supports our land brokers, agents and auctioneers valuation efforts and is offered […]

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Steps to Mitigate Farm Financial Stress

Take Steps to Mitigate Farm Financial Stress

It’s no secret the ag economy continues to struggle.  USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) predicts 2016 net farm will drop for the third straight year. The $71.5 billion forecast is down 11.5% from 2015.  If realized, 2016 net farm income would be the lowest since 2009.

Negative views about the economy were confirmed last month […]

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