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Land Values

Land Values Rise

The rapid rise in farm land values in Minnesota and other areas of the Upper Midwest are discussed quite often by farmers and other rural residents across the region. Many times the extremely high value land sales generate most of the discussion. Of course, there are many other land transactions that take place throughout the year that are recorded at County Offices, but are not usually made public. When looking at trends in land values, it is important to look at all of land sales data. [ read more ... ]

 

Land Value "Bubble" ?

In the Fall of 2010, Sheila Bair, Chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), raised a few eyebrows when she suggested that we could be headed for a “farm land financial bubble”, due to the very rapid increase in farm land values in recent years. The FDIC oversees the financial health of many of the Community Banks that are involved in agricultural lending. Since that time, the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank has also raised similar concerns, which raises the question …… Are we headed for a “financial bubble” in land values ? [ read more ... ]