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Farmland

Comparisons of Net Returns for Crop Share Leases and a Fixed Cash Rent Lease

This article updates net return projections for 2021, and compares the net returns of two crop share leasing arrangements with a fixed cash rent leasing arrangement.

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Indiana Farmland Values & Cash Rental Rates: 2021 Update Webinar

Recorded August 20 | Purdue ag economists break down the Purdue Farmland Values and Cash Rents Survey results and the USDA Land Values report.

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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. Leases on agricultural land are strongly influenced by local custom and tradition. However, in most areas, landowners and operators can choose from several types of lease arrangements.

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Indiana Farmland Prices Hit New Record High in 2021

Indiana Farmland Prices Hit New Record High in 2021, Purdue Land Values and Cash Rents Survey

It is safe to say that the last year was unlike any other in recent memory. The COVID-19 pandemic caused significant disruption to our lives and the global economy. Surprisingly, many of the current economic forces put upward pressure on farmland prices.

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Indiana Farmland Values & Cash Rental Rates: 2020 Update Webinar

Recorded August 7, 2020 | Purdue ag economists Todd Kuethe, James Mintert, and Michael Langemeier discuss the latest Purdue Land Values Survey and USDA’s Land Values report.

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Comparing Net Returns for Alternative Leasing Arrangements

Comparing Net Returns for Alternative Leasing Arrangements

Obtaining control of land through leasing has a long history in the United States.  Leases on agricultural land are strongly influenced by local custom and tradition.  However, in most areas, landowners and operators can choose from several types of lease arrangements.

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Ag Economy Barometer Stable, But Farmers Less Optimistic About Future

Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Farmer sentiment in July was virtually unchanged from a month earlier as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose just one point to a reading of 118. Purdue ag economists James Mintert and Michael Langemeier review the results from the July 2020 Ag Economy Barometer survey, a nationwide monthly survey of 400 ag producers.

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Indiana Farmland Values Increase But Signal Concern of Potential COVID-19 Slump

Indiana farmland values increase but signal concern of potential COVID-19 slump, 2020 Purdue Land Values and Cash Rents Survey

The COVID-19 pandemic will be the defining economic event of 2020. As documented in the previous Purdue Agricultural Economics Report, the pandemic has had a profound impact on the Indiana food and agriculture sector. Land is the farm sector’s largest input, and as a result, farmland values generally reflect broad trends in the costs and returns of agricultural production. The 2020 Purdue Land Values and Cash Rents Survey suggests that farmland prices across the State generally improved on a year-to-year basis.

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2020 Corn & Soybean Outlook Webinar

2020 Corn & Soybean Outlook webinar, recorded July 13, 2020

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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