2014 Farmland Prices a Surprise to Some

September 11, 2014

News of a farmland auction in Washington County Iowa has made its rounds through the circuit this week.  There have in fact been quite a few farmland auctions over the past month that have brought prices that were higher than some expected them to be.  We have written on this on the DreamDirt.com blog as well. […]

Iowa Farmland Prices Falling Farmland Bubble?

November 19, 2013

Iowa Farmland Prices Falling Farmland Bubble Predictors Get Their Day A new report out this week by the Chicago Fed Reserve has some news that wasn’t unexpected.  With 6 years of record land prices behind us we knew an adjustment in values was in ahead.  The big question is how big will the adjustment be?  […]

Is It Time To Sell Good Farmland In Iowa?

March 4, 2013

I’ve heard the question more and more recently “Is it time to sell good farmland in Iowa?”  Farmland owners that are trying to time the top are getting anxious about cashing in on their investment.  I have several answers to the question.  As you read my writings understand, I’m a farmland Auctioneer, not an economist!  I […]

Jason Appears On NBC’s Rock Center Farmland Prices

January 3, 2012

Jason Smith appears on NBC’s Rock Center with Brian Williams for a special on farmland prices in Iowa. I’m accustomed to getting out of state phone calls, there is nothing unsual about it to me.  Even odd caller ID’s from those folks trying to sell me car warranties or credit cards but I always take a look […]