Iowa Farmland Sales Report April 9th-15th
Welcome back to the Iowa Farmland Prices Report! We hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend despite the cold and snow we received in the majority of Iowa on Sunday! Planting is on every farmer’s mind right now and the talk of the town. We’re still about a week or two out due to colder than normal temperatures this time of year. According to Successful Farming, the U.S. is currently at 4% corn planting progress. Our cover photo this week is courtesy of Dave Kestel from Manhattan, IL. Kestel posted aerial photos of his farm on April 15th sharing his farm artwork of an 840-foot cross.
Auctioneer, Land Broker, Founder
Jason holds Auctioneer or Land Broker licenses in Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska, and South Dakota. His DreamDirt team is composed of auctioneers, land brokers, and realtors. They specialize in farmland sales primarily serving the heirs to family farms all across Iowa and surrounding states. We offer risk-free selling experiences and work hard to maximize the value of our client's assets using highly effective auction methods, technology, and powerful advertising.
Corn Prices Over $8 Which Hasn’t Happened Since Aug 2012!
It’s been a decade since we’ve seen corn prices reach $8/bushel. In August 2012, we saw $8 corn due to drought and now we are seeing these prices due to weather challenges, uncertainty in planting, inflation, and the Ukraine/Russia war. Soybeans are over $17 and experts suspect prices to keep increasing.
Farmland prices often reflect what commodity prices are doing. The higher commodity prices are – the higher farmland prices increase as well. This is certainly the case in our report below of last weeks’ Iowa Farmland Market Report.
President Biden Speaks About E15 Sales at Poet Ethanol Plant In Menlo, IA
On Tuesday, April 12th President Biden visited Poet Ethanol Plant in Menlo, Iowa which is 45 minutes West of Des Moines, IA in Guthrie County. President Biden expressed that the EPA will issue an emergency waiver allowing sales of E15. Iowa is the number one ethanol-producing state and E15 gas is made up of 15% corn ethanol. This summer, we should expect to see E15 offered at pumps which will help save around 10 – 50¢ a gallon on surging gas prices.
Governor Reynolds released the following statement today in response to President Biden’s announcement of unrestricted year-round E15 sales for 2022:
“Thank you to the Biden Administration for this very welcome news. While there is more to be done by the Administration to address high energy and fuel prices, unrestricted access to E15 is a great first step.
Iowa Land Prices at A Glance
Our Iowa Farmland Price Heat Maps have been a huge help for people that want to visualize and research farmland prices in Iowa. Here you can research your farm’s proximity or the statewide market and see individual sale results, average prices per acre, the average price per CSR2 point as well as volumes of sales, and the number of acres sold. Use this market price research tool right here at DreamDirt. Click the Iowa map to get started.
Iowa Farmland Sales News This Week
Farmland in Iowa is still selling high with O’Brien County coming out at the top for this week’s leader at $20,450/acre. This is incredible when you look back at Iowa State University’s Land Survey Report in December 2021 when O’Brien County’s average farmland price was $13,713/acre! We did see a spread with a low of $92.04 per CSR2 point in Decatur County and a high of $223.01/CSR2 in O’Brien County.
The average of all farmland sales this week was $169.83 per CSR2 point and that was a solid test on 3,271.08 tillable acres sold. The average price per acre of tillable farmland is still steadily high compared to last year this time and is currently at $13,403.85/acre according to last week’s 26 Iowa farmland auction results for tillable ground.
Typically, now is when farmland auctions start to slow down with planting season but we are adding auctions to May and discussing with multiple sellers about selling farmland this summer.
The demand for farmland is still at an all-time high due to commodity prices, interest rates, investor and farmer demand, and more factors that contribute to increasing farmland prices.
Now is a great time to sell farmland in Iowa if you’ve been thinking of doing so. Don’t wait till after the crop year to sell. We can help you structure your terms and conditions to reflect land ownership and cash rent if you decide to sell in June – August.
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Farmland Auctioneer | Land Broker
Rachel is a licensed real estate salesperson specializing in the sale of farm, land, and rural residential real estate. She is a graduate of Iowa State University with a major in Animal Science and a minor in Agricultural Business. Rachel has a strong interest in valuations and appraisal of rural properties and studied Rural Property Appraisal at Iowa State. She also works for DreamDirt as the Online Auction Coordinator building and facilitating their online land and equipment auctions.
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Iowa Farmland Prices September 9th-15th, 2023 Report A total of 3,805 acres were sold in Iowa this week. The average price per acre for the 32 tracts of land auctions is $11,155/acre and $170.08/CSR2 point. Learn more about CSR2. How much is farmland in Iowa worth...
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