Why won’t farmland prices come down to more closely match the lands ability to create income? This was the subject of a post I came across on Facebook last evening. Iowa Farmland Appraiser Jim Rothermich posted a link to an article on AgWeek titled “Why don’t land values match commodity prices more closely” As you can imagine this is something that’s […]
As we approach the end of 2017 and get ready to turn our calendars to 2018 it gives us an opportunity to reflect on the past year and look forward to the next year. 2017 was one for the record books here at DreamDirt. 2017 is the year people in our position felt the economic shift that many had expected […]
How Do Farmland Auctions Work?
“How do farmland auctions work? ” Fairly often I get this question and I first offer my joking response “pretty darn good”. It’s not extraordinary that you wouldn’t understand how a farmland auction works, most people that are not farmers don’t go to them and if you are selling a farm there is a high likely […]
Iowa Farmland Prices Decline
It almost seems like old news at this point but the value of Iowa Farmland continues to decline. Certainly an important issue to many people and today we have new updated information coming out from the Realtors Land Institute, an association of farmland brokers and auctioneers from around the state of Iowa.
The report is a 6 month […]
As we start to wind down Summer and head for harvest an important date is approaching for farmers and farmland owners. If you are planning to sell a farm after the 2015 crop year this is something to pay particular attention to. Iowa law requires that either tenant or landlords of agricultural farmland notify the other party if they intend […]