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How are the Yields?

This is a question I have been getting a lot lately. While harvest is only just beginning, some harvest results are staring to be reported. In southwest Iowa the yields have been better than expected. Tough planting conditions followed by hot and dry July and August had many producers, including myself, a little pessimistic about… Read more »

Mid Summer Update

The spring started off cool and wet and summer turned hot and dry.  Luckily rains have been very timely in southwest Iowa and overall the crops look good.  Corn has tasseled and pollinated.  In general, pollination was excellent and large full ears are developing.  There was a little tip back due to heat and moisture… Read more »

Early Summer Update

We did have some late planting on the Missouri River bottoms but overall corn and soybean crops were planted in a timely manner.  Both crops are developing rapidly and are generally in excellent condition.  Post emergent herbicide application is complete on all corn acres and post emergent herbicide application of soybeans will be occurring over… Read more »

Early Spring Update

Cash rental payments were due March 1st and all payments to our clients were made in a timely manner.  Although there is some financial stress in the industry our tenants continue to make timely payments and take great care of the land.  Spring planting season is just around the corner with corn typically being planted… Read more »

Late Winter/Spring Update

Spring is rapidly approaching and winter is coming to an end.  Throughout the winter our management team has been attending land auctions and analyzing the results.  It is clear that high quality farmland is holding it’s value better than low quality farmland.  Demand for high quality farmland remains strong with very active bidding from farmers and… Read more »

2017 Cash Rent Leases

We are starting to receive a lot of calls from landowners regarding cash rental rates and terms for 2017. Nearly all of our cash rent leases have been terminated either by us or by the tenant. All indications are that tenants want to remain on the property for 2017 but need adjustments to rental rates… Read more »