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Ag Land Management Webinar to Offer Latest on 2022 Cash Rents, Land Values

May 5, 2022
The latest trends in Nebraska cash rental rates and land values will be covered during the next Land Management Quarterly webinar on May 16.

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Nebraska Ag Land Values Up 16%, According to University-led Survey

March 22, 2022
The value of agricultural land in Nebraska increased by an average of 16% over the prior year, to a statewide average of $3,360 per acre — the largest increase in the market value of agricultural land in the state since 2014.

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Nebraska Farm Real Estate and Financial Considerations in 2020

December 13, 2019
Agricultural producers face challenging financial circumstances on their cropland in 2020. While the upcoming production year provides a potentially better outlook, challenges remain for profitability and the health of the operation.

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Economics of the Capitalization Rate for Farmland. Links to full article

The Economics of the Capitalization Rate for Farmland

November 7, 2018
Real estate appraisers often use one of three methods to value real property: the market or sales comparison approach, the income approach, and the cost approach. In addition, factors other than the prospective income stream can factor into land prices.

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Average value of Nebraska farmland as of February 1, 2018. Links to full article.

2018 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Report

June 22, 2018
Final results from the Nebraska Farm Real Estate Survey show a fourth consecutive year of declining Nebraska agricultural land values. The statewide average value dropped 4% to $2,270 per acre.

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Figure 1. The 2018 statewide average market value of farmland in Nebraska, at $2,745 per acre, declined 3% from a year ago. Average values decreased in all eight districts. (Source: Preliminary report from the 2018 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Survey)
Figure 1. The 2018 statewide average market value of farmland in Nebraska, at $2,745 per acre, declined 3% from a year ago. Average values decreased in all eight districts. (Source: Preliminary report from the 2018 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Survey)

Nebraska Average Ag Land Value Drops 3% from 2017

March 15, 2018
The average market value of Nebraska agricultural land declined by 3% over the prior year to $2,745 per acre, according to a preliminary report of of the 2018 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Survey. Market values have dropped 17% since reaching a high of $3,315 in 2014.

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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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