2017-08 PAER: Farmland Values Survey 2017

August 1, 2017

Hay Ground, And On-Farm Grain Storage Rent
Authors: Craig Dobbins, Professor of Agricultural Economics and Kim Cook, Research Associate in Agricultural Economics

Views On Fairness In Family Businesses And Financial Performance
Author: Renee Wiatt, Family Business Specialist and Maria Marshall, Professor of Agricultural Economics

Visualizing The Indiana Farmland And Cash Rent Adjustments
Authors: Chris Hurt, Professor of Agricultural Economics and Craig Dobbins, Professor of Agricultural Economics

Indiana Farmland Values And Cash Rents Continue To Adjust
Authors: Craig Dobbins, Professor of Agricultural Economics and Kim Cook, Research Associate in Agricultural Economics

Articles in this Publication:

Welcome to Our New Department Head, Dr. Jayson Lusk

Hay Ground, and On-Farm Grain Storage Rent

Views on Fairness in Family Businesses and Financial Performance

Visualizing the Indiana Farmland and Cash Rent Adjustments

Indiana Farmland Values and Cash Rents Continue to Adjust

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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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