Rising Farmland Values: An Indicator of Regional Economic Performance or a Speculative Bubble?

Farmland values have recently increased dramatically in the Midwest, attracting investors from outside of agriculture and causing many inside agriculture to question whether a speculative bubble has formed. This article addresses that question by presenting an economic by presenting an economic assessment of the facts related to farmland values across regions of the United States to give a more complete outlook for Midwestern farmland prices. After presenting an analysis of farmland values, this article concludes with discussion of some often-ignored factors that should be at the center of the current debate.


Issue Date:
2012
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/190724
Published in:
Journal of the ASFMRA (American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers), 2012
Page range:
57-67
Total Pages:
11




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