Iowa’s Weekly Farmland Sales Report Sept 17
Jason J Smith
Auctioneer & Land Broker
Jason is an experienced farmland broker and auctioneer with extensive experience in farmland sales across this Midwest. Jason has worked with hundreds of clients to create advantageous outcomes. If you are selling land schedule a consultation with Jason by calling or using the calendar.
This week at DreamDirt we were honored to bring on two new farmland auction listings to the site. In Sac County, Iowa we will be selling an exceptional quality farm with 92.6 CSR2 for the Caliber Land Company. This 116.48 acres is on a hard surface road and is a stand out farm! In Crawford County, the Krueger Family has listed 94.16 acres of high quality farmland just outside of Ricketts, southwest of Schleswig, Iowa. This farm is located in 2 tracts and lies on either side of 180th Street south of E26. Both of these farms will be selling in early October and can be found on our bidding platform. Click on the image to view the individual auctions or give us a call to learn more about them at 515-537-6633
It’s the 3rd week in September and the combines were rolling in Iowa. I caught this unit just after the full moon came up on September 18th in northwest Iowa. Things have barely gotten started but they are moving in this area. I could count around 15 soybean fields that were completely harvest but in many places could find beans that had not defoliated yet. Some corn has been coming out but in most places it looks like there were just testing equipment, opening fields or checking moisture. Farmers near some Ethanol plants can harvest corn at higher moistures than they typically would as it can be delivered with higher moisture. Our agents in southern Iowa started reporting combines moving a full 10 days before we saw anything moving in northern Iowa and he says they have a pretty decent start on harvest south of Interstate 80. With dry conditions, not much rain in the extended forecast it may be a fast harvest again this year. An interesting twist to Harvest 2021, as I have talked to some of my farming friends, clients and relatives they are having difficulty getting new combines this year, and parts to fix existing combines. The supply disruptions from COVID have created an impact thats forcing many to make due. Maybe thats a small contributing factor to the run on land this year? No combines or tractors to buy so spend the money on land?
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Iowa Farmland Sales News This Week
It was an active week in farmland auctions across Iowa again this week with 12 auctions tracked. Prices were solid again this week with the top sale in coming from southern Iowa’s Washington County at $16,800 per acre! 2nd pace was Hancock County hitting $15,600 per acre and O’Brien County not far behind at $15,000 for an acre of farmland. The upcoming week includes more auctions yet and I fully expect this weeks prices will hold up pretty easily even with harvest starting. I know many times sellers want to avoid selling during the harvest but honestly, selling farms during harvest is probably one of the best times to catch people in the best mood. First, its Fall and the farm community loves the Spring and Fall, they feel good during those periods but Fall brings something special. Spring is still filled with uncertainty but hope. Fall brings finality and often reward. Spending money in the Fall is more calculated, in the Spring it can be a bit of a risk. Remember, a confused mind says no. I’m not arguing against Spring auctions, they work just fine, but I am arguing not to avoid a Fall harvest time auction because “farmers are busy”. They enjoy a break, a small gathering, a chance to talk crops and yield at an auction and get back to work. Many farmers often wait for the humidity and dew to settle before harvesting for the day so morning auctions rarely ever interfere with harvest.
If you are considering a sale of land it is important to contact us as soon as you know so you can consider all options and any opportunities that may be available to you. The more time you get to prepare the less stress there is in the process.
|O'Brien County, IA
|O'Brien County, IA
|O'Brien County, IA
Iowa Land Prices at A Glance
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