High land values pricing new farmers out of market

High land values pricing new farmers out of market

Farmland values are up 35% in the Grain Belt and an ag real estate expert says that’s pricing young and new farmers out of the market.

Randy Dickhut with Farmers National Company says it’s historically been a problem for beginning farmers to buy their own land if they don’t have connections through family, neighbors or a retired farmer, “There used to be a saying that you needed to own two acres to pay for the acre you buy.

    

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