Nebraska Farm Real Estate

2016-2017 Preliminary Farm Real Estate Report

The Cornhusker Economics for March 15, 2017, Trends in Nebraska Farmland Markets: Declining Agricultural Land Values and Rental Rates, includes a discussion on agland real estate, breakdown of real estate rates by district, and tables of average farmland value and land rental rates by district. The author is Jim Jansen, Nebraska Extension agricultural systems economist.

2015-2016 Preliminary Farm Real Estate Report

Preliminary findings from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln 2016 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Survey indicate that as of Feb. 1, 2016, the weighted average farmland value declined by about 4 percent over the prior 12-month period to $3,135 per acre. This decline marks the second consecutive year of lower weighted average farmland values in Nebraska. Read More»

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Figure 1. Average value of Nebraska farmland on Feb. 1, 2017 and percent change from one year earlier. (Source: 2017 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Report)

2017 Farm Real Estate Report Details Price Decline June 30, 2017

The 2017 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Report released today estimates total value of agricultural land and buildings in Nebraska fell to approximately $127.7 billion, down $5.6 billion from 2016. In the all-land category the state ag real estate average value was $2,820 per acre or about 9% less than the prior year’s value.

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NE Farm Real Estate Values Down 3 Percent from 2015; Cash Rents Also Down August 5, 2016

USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reported Aug. 5 that Nebraska farm real estate value, a measure of land and farm building values, decreased approximately 3% from 2015. Cropland decreased 4%. Cash rents for cropland decreased an average $10-$11 per acre.

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So You've Inherited a Farm — Now What? April 6, 2016

A new series of Extension farm management programs, "So You've Inherited a Farm — Now What?" continues in mid-April with important information to help you understand and manage this new investment. Whether you grew up on the farm or visited for holidays, as new owners you will want to familiarize yourself with what it means to own it.

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Ag Land Lease Considerations for 2015 January 9, 2015

During uncertain financial times such as these, tension can develop between landlords and tenants who become unsure as to whether their lease arrangement is fair. The best way to build mutual trust through these periods is to develop a clear two-way channel of communication and put any understandings in a written lease.

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