Decline in farmland values – how will we protect it?
December 15, 2016
“Iowa’s average farmland value declined for the third year in a row, down 5.9 percent to $7,183 an acre over the past year. It’s the first time since the 1980s farm crisis that land values have fallen three straight years, according to an Iowa State University report released Tuesday.”*
Imagine an Iowa where our land price fluctuations weren’t based on three crops – corn/bean/hogs: would Iowa farmers be on such a roller coaster? Would private companies like the ones mentioned in the article be waiting for prices to drop more and grab land away from family farmers?
It’s time to protect Iowa farmland and support farmers who want to grow healthy food. Join us.
*Read the full article here: http://www.desmoinesregister.