Top Farmer Conference: January 5, 2024

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land prices & value

2020 Corn & Soybean Outlook Webinar

Recorded July 13, 2020 | Purdue agricultural economists Michael Langemeier and James Mintert provide an updated ag outlook featuring information from USDA’s latest reports, balance sheet estimates, and updated crop condition information.

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Factors Impacting Land Values

There are several key factors driving potential changes in farm land values.  These factors include cash rent, working capital, supply of land, interest rates, inflation, and investment potential of farmland compared to other investments such as the stock market, corporate bonds, or similar assets.  Let’s take a look at these factors in two groups.

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COVID-19 Continues to Impact Farmer Sentiment; Majority Indicate Economic Assistance Bill Necessary

Farmer sentiment improved slightly in May after falling sharply in both March and April. Purdue ag economists Michael Langemeier and James Mintert discuss the May Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer on this episode of the Purdue Commercial AgCast.

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Farmland Values: Where Do We Go From Here?

Top Farmer 2020 slidedeck presentation by Todd Kuethe, Associate Professor, Schrader Endowed Chair in Farmland Economics, Explore recent trends in farmland markets in Indiana and across the Corn Belt and closely examine returns to farmland, the cost of capital, and both the short-run and long-term prospects for farmland prices.

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Indiana Farmland Values & Rental Rates – 2019 Survey Results

Recorded August 21, 2019 | The panelists provided updated farmland value and cash rent information from the 2019 Purdue Land Value Survey.

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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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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 Outlook for U.S. Ag. Economy

Recorded October 30, 2015 | Discussion focuses on the macroeconomic outlook and expected impacts on exchange rates and interest rates, a review of factors driving change in the crop sector including shifts in supplies taking place, and a review of expected returns for corn and soybeans and prospects for farmland prices in the the Midwest.

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