From June 16 thru June 19, 2017 we traveled 2,200 miles thru 7 Midwestern states, to see the status and condition of the corn and soybean crops in the Corn Belt.  These states included Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, South Dakota and Minnesota.   Indiana and Ohio crops bring up the short end of the […]

WABASH, IN: Competitive bidding by several strong bidders pushed the price of Huntington County farmland to $7,936 per acre. All three tracts totaling 232 acres of good cropland sold to two different buyers for a final selling price of $1,692,000. Tracts 1&2 with 154 acres sold for $1,227,000 or $7,936 per acre. The 78 acres […]

June 19, 2017 Dicamba Concerns Resurface: Dicamba herbicide has been available for decades, but has been scrutinized throughout for its susceptibility to drifting as well as inversion (volatizing) and moving to crops that are Dicamba sensitive such as soybeans.  The agriculture community has been anxiously awaiting the EPA’s approval of a new Dicamba chemical formulation […]

You will sell this farm one time and therefore we believe you should maximize the opportunity to capitalize fully on this investment. We believe that many farms still sell to a buyer within 5-10 miles of the farm.  At the same time we have hundreds of sales where the ultimate sales price was determined by […]

Farmland values vary widely based on a farm’s location, quality, type, layout and reputation.  Many universities and on-line sources provide information on farmland values that can be a helpful guide and give you an indication of what a property might be worth.  However since each property is unique having an expert who specializes in farmland […]

We manage every acre of the farm and every improvement  That is one reason why the fee is based on total acres.  Also our liability insurance program only covers the acres shown in the contract.  Many times the most risk of a liability claim comes from the non-cropland parts of a farm property (hunting, recreational […]

Due to excessive rainfall, there are many acres of corn and soybeans unplanted in the eastern corn belt.  We are rapidly approaching the final planting dates for crop insurance.  Now is the time to talk to your crop insurance agent and the Farm Service Agency to investigate your options.

This week in Farm World, May 24, 2017

Maybe. Of course this answer depends on where your current lease stands and what the fair market rent is for the area and the quality of the farm. We commit to doing our best to achieve your goals and if maximizing your rent is one of those we will be sure to make every effort […]

Most of our Halderman farm operators use 16 or 24-row planters which are used for corn and sometimes soybeans.  Many operators have a separate planter for soybeans enabling them to plant both corn and soybeans at the same time.  There was a time when corn was planted first, then soybeans.  Now University research and practical […]