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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Farming in 2016: Land values, farm program payments, cash flow, management | Focus on Ag

Farming in 2016: Land values, farm program payments, cash flow, management | Focus on Ag: Land values in most areas of the Midwest have declined by 10-20% from the peak land values in 2013 and early 2014; however, there were still some very strong localized land sales during 2015. A recent, highly credible, land value survey from Iowa State University, released in early December, showed that average land values in Iowa decreased by 3.9% during 2015, which followed a decline of 8.9% in 2014. This was only the second and third time since 1999 that Iowa farmland values decreased from one year to the next. The 2014 decline was the largest annual decrease since 1986.�