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Comparing Net Returns for Alternative Leasing Arrangements

A west central Indiana case farm is used to illustrate net returns to land derived from crop share, fixed cash rent, and flexible cash lease arrangements.

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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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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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Farmland: Is it Currently Priced as an Attractive Investment?

Farmland comprises the vast majority of farmers’ asset base and personal wealth; USDA balance sheet data indicate that farmland accounts for approximately 85% of the value of the total assets in production agriculture (USDA-ERS). This percentage has been increasing during the past decade in large part because of the dramatic increase in farmland prices.

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Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers’ Assessment of Indiana’s Farmland Market

Even with a severe drought during the summer of 2012, the Indiana land market continues to move higher. The February 2013 issue of the AgLetter, a Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago newsletter, indicated that farmland values in the Seventh District (Iowa, and parts of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin) increased 16% from January 1, 2012 to January 1, 2013.

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