Department of Agricultural Economics

Map showing Nebraska ag land values as of Feb. 1, 2017

Report: Agricultural Land Values Decline an Average of 10%

March 15, 2017
Preliminary findings from the 2017 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Survey conducted by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln indicate that as of February 1, 2017, farmland values declined by about 10% over the prior 12-month period to $2,805 per acre. This marks the third consecutive year of decline. Farmland value peaked in 2014 at $3,315 per acre.

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Q&A on the IRS Portability Rule

March 1, 2017
A 2013 tax law change–the portability rule–can simplify farm and ranch estate planning. Farm and ranch families still need to do estate planning to develop and implement farm or ranch business transition plans so that the farm or ranch can continue to be successfully operated by the next generation. This Q&A addresses a number of questions.

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