2017-06 PAER

June 1, 2017

A Special Thank You To Gerry Harrison
Author: Chris Hurt, Professor of Agricultural Economics

Corn And Soybean Storage Returns In A Wild Decade
Author: Chris Hurt, Professor of Agricultural Economics

GMOS: Purdue Puts Science Forward For The Public
Author: Jessica Eise , Director of Communications, Department of Agricultural Economics

Introducing PIFF: The Purdue Initiative For Family Firms!
Authors: Maria Marshall, Professor of Agricultural Economics and PIFF Director, and Renee Wiatt, Family Business Management Specialist

Financial Vulnerability In The Current Downturn: A Stress Test Of Midwestern Corn-Soybean Farms
Authors: Michael Boehlje, Distinguished Professor of Agricultural Economics and Michael Langemeier, Professor of Agricultural Economics

Articles in this Publication:

A Special Thank You to Gerry Harrison

Corn and Soybean Storage Returns in a Wild Decade

GMOS: Purdue Puts Science Forward for the Public

Introducing PIFF: The Purdue Initiative for Family Firms!

Financial Vulnerability in the Current Downturn: A Stress Test of Midwestern Corn-Soybean Farms

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Indiana Farmland Prices Grow at Record Pace in 2022

August 10, 2022

Indiana farmland prices grew at a record pace between June 2021 and June 2022, according to the recent Indiana Farmland Value and Cash Rent Survey. Statewide, the average per acre price for top quality farmland increased by 30.9% to $12,808; average quality farmland increased by 30.1% to $10,598; poor quality farmland prices increased 34.0% to $8,631. Across all quality grades, farmland prices exceeded the previous highs set in 2021.


Trends in Farmland Price to Rent Ratios in Indiana

August 10, 2022

A standard measure of financial performance most commonly used for stocks is the price to earnings ratio (P/E). A high P/E ratio sometimes indicates that investors think an investment has good growth opportunities, relatively safe earnings, a low capitalization rate, or a combination of these factors. However, a high P/E ratio may also indicate that an investment is less attractive because the price has already been bid up to reflect these positive attributes. This paper computes a ratio equivalent to P/E ratio for farmland, the farmland price to cash rent ratio (P/rent), and discusses trends in the P/rent ratio.


Farmer optimism about short-term US farmland values weakens

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Farmers purchase the majority of US farmland. The 2017 USDA Census of Agriculture reports more than 60% of farmland is owned by farmers. Farmers’ farmland value expectations are an important driver of farmland prices.


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