Ag in the AM: Farmland Values Increase at Slower Pace

CHICAGO, Illinois –  The Drought of 2012 has slowed but it hasn’t stopped the increasing worth of Iowa and Illinois crop land.

 

Midwest farmland value is up 15-percent compared to this time last year

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago says he value of “good” farmland is up 22-percent in eastern Iowa.

It’s up 14-percent in northwest Illinois.

About a quarter of the banks in the Midwest also expect an increase in the third quarter as well.