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Ag Land Values In Limbo in 2017 

Interest rates will play a role in setting the stage 

  

Several factors will come into play in 2017 that will determine the direction of land values.  

  

Randy Dickhut, senior vice president of real estate operations for Farmers National Company, said that in the past three years, agricultural landowners in many regions across the country have seen a decline in profits, which also pushed land values lower. 

  

"This winter, questions abound as to the direction of commodity prices, interest rates, inflation, challenges in the world economy, weather and U.S. tax law," Dickhut said. "Buyers of ag land are asking if it is an opportune time to make a purchase of a farm or ranch, while sellers are asking if the market dynamics are indicating that it is good time to sell land. Depending on location, quality of land and other factors, our agents report seeing regions and local areas where land prices are stable to somewhat strengthening post-2016 harvest. Then there are other areas where land values have continued to decline." 

  

A key factor impacting land prices will be interest rates, Dickhut said. Grain and livestock prices affecting farm and ranch income also will influence land values.  

  

"Foreign trade policy and its effect on agriculture will be closely watched over the next few months. Potential changes in tax laws could affect estate taxation and capital gains rules that in turn influence buying and selling decisions," Dickhut said. 

  

  

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Considering Selling Your Land?  

If you are considering selling, let this market work for you. This is not a time to sell real estate quietly to the neighbor or a relative unless you just want to leave money on the table. To get a handle on what your land might be worth, or if you are interested in buying land to add to your portfolio, give us a call at 1-800-346-2650. 

  

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Upcoming Land Auctions 

 

         1,422.4 Acres Clark County, Kansas   

Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at 3:00 PM. The auction will be held at the Minneola Civic Connection, 130 North Main, Minneola, Kansas. 

Great combination of pasture and cropland with excellent wildlife habitat southeast of Minneola, Kansas! 

For additional information, please contact Matt Foos, Agent, at (620) 385-2151 or (620) 255-1811or click here.   

 

         457 Acres Warren County, Iowa 

Friday, February 3, 2017, at 10:00 AM. The auction will be held at the American Legion, 105 West 1st Avenue, Indianola, Iowa.   

Offering five tracts of nice row crop farmland! Available for 2017 crop season! 

For additional information, please contact Rod Good, Agent, at (515) 250-1119 or (515) 981-0193 or click here.   

 

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Farmers National Company was named a Top Auction House in the United States as well as a Best Brokerage Company by The Land Report - The Magazine of the American Landowner.  

  

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