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Managing Your Farm in Challenging Times​

Recorded August 22, 2018 | Purdue Ag Economists discuss marketing strategies for 2018 corn and soybean crops and provide updated farmland value and cash rent information.

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Farmland Values and Cash Rental Rates – 2017 Indiana Land Values Survey

Recorded August 16, 2017 | James Mintert and Michael Langemeier talk about Indiana farmland values and cash rents and their continued downward adjustments.

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Relationship between Cash Rent and Net Return to Land

This article examines the relationship between cash rent and net return to land for Indiana, and attempts to answer this question.

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Land Values in Indiana (2016)

Recorded August 17, 2016 | Purdue agricultural economists present and discuss results from the 2016 Purdue Farmland Values Survey.​

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Trends in Land Price, Cash Rents, and Price to Rent Ratios for Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana

Farmland prices and cash rents have fallen in Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana in the last couple of years. However, our analysis indicates that the farmland price per acre divided by cash rent per acre, and farmland price per acre divided by average cash rent for the previous five years, continue to be substantially higher than historical values.

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Long-Term Cash Rent Decisions Using A Cash Rent Decision Tool​

Recorded December 18, 2015 | A demonstration of use of a cash rent spreadsheet tool to calculate breakeven cash rents, compare the breakeven cash rent to local market rents, compute the market rate premium (if any) above the breakeven rate and the impact paying premiums could have on a farm’s liquidity over the course of the next five years.

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Becoming a “Best in Class” Farm

Corn Belt agriculture is in the midst of transitioning from one of the most profitable periods on record to what could be an extended period of tight margins for most corn and soybean operations. Now that the 2015 planting season is drawing to a close, you should take time to reevaluate your farming operation and consider how you can make sure your farm is strategically positioned to be a “best in class” operation in the years ahead. Doing so will help ensure that your farm will thrive, not just survive, in an era of tight operating margins.

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Where Are Indiana Farmland Values Headed?

Recorded August 7, 2015 | Results from the June 2015 Purdue Farmland Values Survey including average farmland and cash rental value estimates for the state of Indiana and key cropping regions within the state.

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Evaluating Your Farmland Rental “Options”

Gross revenues for most Indiana corn and soybean farms reached unprecedented levels during 2006 through 2013, but declined sharply in 2014 and 2015. The revenue decline, which will be exacerbated on many Indiana farms by yield reductions caused by this spring and summer’s excessive rainfall, is putting tremendous pressure on operating margins.

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What is in Store for the Agricultural Land Market?

This article briefly discusses key factors driving potential changes in farm land values. These factors include cash rent, long-term interest rate on U.S. Treasuries, inflation, risk premium for the farming sector, and the growth rate of cash rent.

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