The Impact of Blockchain on Farmland

What is blockchain?

Blockchain is a shared, decentralized and distributed ledger technology in which transactions are added in a verifiable and permanent manner. It is essentially a database of records shared across identical systems in a network. Often confused with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, blockchain is the underlying technology that powers them. In Bitcoin, the ledger is public and the transactions are anonymous. But for business networks, the blockchains are often private, permissioned networks where access is only granted to trusted parties in a system.

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Iowa Land for Sale - May 2018

This month, there are 35 upcoming land auctions and 469 active land listings across Iowa. Here's a list of the top 10 counties with the most available land for sale:

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5 Tips to Work More Effectively with your Ag Lender

Even though most people make one or two real estate purchases in their lifetime, the lender’s office can be an intimidating place to visit. Some would rather sit in the dentist’s chair! But with a handful of tips and some “inside information” from this article, you’ll be well-prepared and a lot more confident when you walk into your next meeting with your Ag or Commercial Lender, and it may even be more effective and enjoyable!

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7 Steps to Find the Right Farm Tenant

Finding the right farm tenant can be a stressful undertaking. For most landowners, a renter change doesn’t happen often. But when it does happen, it can mean partnering with a farmer who can bring you long-term value just by how they manage your farm.

Here are seven steps to help you find the right tenant to rent your farm.

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Iowa Land Auction Results: Q1 2018

It is hard to distill true market trends with only 200 auctions over a quarter, however if we believe in the numbers, they revealed several interesting trends:

  • The average price for both all farms ($7,430/acre) and 85% tillable farms ($8,416/acre) are still higher than that a year ago.
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4 Farmland Investment Strategies

Mark Twain once quipped, “Buy land, they’re not making it anymore.” Investors are hot into the farmland market that offers a low risk investment and promises a potential high reward. The average age of the farmer is 58 years old and as they age out, farmland will become available for investors to cash in on. We’ve put together 4 farmland investment strategies being practiced in today’s market.

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Iowa Land for Sale - April 2018

This month, there are 25 upcoming land auctions and 704 active land listings across Iowa. Here's a list of the top 10 counties with the most available land for sale:

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Iowa Land for Sale - March 2018

This month, there are 39 upcoming land auctions and 665 active land listings across Iowa. Here's a list of the top 10 counties with the most available land for sale:

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Iowa Land for Sale - February 2018

This month, there are 79 upcoming land auctions and 703 active land listings across Iowa. Here's a list of the top 10 counties with the most available land for sale:

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Iowa Farmland Auction Results: Q4 2017

Land auctions exceeded 200 sales in the last quarter of 2017 compared to merely 120 in quarter 3, with especially more land that is not necessarily higher-quality tillable farmland. This bump in farmland supply has resulted in a minor dip in the land prices over the past few months especially for lower quality land, however, the prices for higher quality tillable grounds are fairly stable and represent a modest increase over average sale price of $8,625 in 2016 quarter 4.

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