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 […]

Iowa Farmland Prices Website

February 14, 2013

We have undertaken an aggressive project here at dollarsanddirt.com putting together the first nearly real time resource on Iowa farmland prices across the entire state.  I think we are building a resource thats helpful to many different people including landowners, farmers, real estate agents, auctioneers, investment companies, appraisers, reporters and the curious. There was a need […]

Farmland Auction Results Harrison Shelby County

September 13, 2012

Today we conducted the Lester Schmitz farmland auction.  These two farms were located in Shelby County and Harrison County Iowa.  Both farms were good pieces, mostly tillable with a little timber on each farm.  A big thank you to Farm Credit Services in Harlan for being in attendance and providing refreshments for bidders.  Both farms […]

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 […]