It was another active week with 2,759 acres being offered, of which 2,302 were tillable. Auction activity will slow down the next 30 days for harvest. November will be very active for land auctions.

“That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!”

Jim

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Iowa Farmland Auctioneer Market Update | October 2019

Iowa Farmland Market

What a September! 13,000 acres were sold and traded hands making September our largest selling month so far this year. Pre-harvest auctions are showing continued high demand for high-quality land. Farmers

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It was a very active week with 3,987 acres being offered, of which 3,247 were tillable. I’m seeing localized volatility depending on quality, with farms selling north of $10,000/acre as well as auctions where the reserve was not met and a “no sale” is called.

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“That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!”

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Is farmland a good investment right now? Here are some thoughts from Westchester Group Investment Management:

Why farmland now? A durable and consistent investment with upside growth potential

“That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!”

Jim “the Land Talker”

It was a fairly active week with 2,348 acres being offered, of which 1,946 were tillable. One auction in Floyd County sold for $16,500/acre. This sale price includes a premium for the option to rent 744 acres. The sale indicates pent up demand to rent land and the price

It was a fairly active week with 2,348 acres being offered, of which 1,946 were tillable. One auction in Floyd County sold for $16,500/acre. This sale price includes a premium for the option to rent 744 acres. The sale indicates pent up demand to rent land and the price

2019 Land Values

As a member of the Realtor Land Institute, we release the current land trends. Land Prices are staying strong across the state of Iowa with a .8% increase.

  • Land Values are steady
    Sales indicate localized volatility based on quality
  • Negatives for land Market
    Continued Lower Commodity Prices



Iowa Farmland Values Increase, 0.80%, from March 2019

Cropland values are up statewide for the March 2019 to September 2019 period, according to the Iowa Chapter of REALTORS® Land Institute Land Value Survey released on September 19, 2019.

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