Howard Halderman

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By Howard Halderman 04/24/20

Halderman Real Estate Update - COVID 19 Impacts

      Unprecedented times call for innovative ideas and new processes. Halderman Real Estate Services had 10 upcoming auctions in the market when

By Howard Halderman 01/31/20

Is the Tariff Trade War Heading For A Cease-Fire?

Farmers have been enduring the negative effects of a United States federal government-initiated trade war. During that time, commodity prices have plummeted and many farms have had to cease...

By Howard Halderman 01/10/20

2010's - What A Decade!!

2020 is the Halderman Company’s 90th year!  This means we’ve seen a lot over the past 9 decades of serving landowners throughout the Midwest.  The past decade was one of the most memorable, most...

By Howard Halderman 01/04/20

Welcome to 2020!

Is your vision of the upcoming year clear or is it a bit murky like mine?  We ended 2019 on a positive note.  Land values increased or held steady across our region for the year.  Other states in the...

By Howard Halderman 12/30/19

The impact of MFPs on farmland values

Market facilitation payments (MFPs) have become an integral part of farm income. Leading university agricultural programs have created financial simulations for farm values, taking into account cash...

By Howard Halderman 12/20/19

How Do Interest Rates Affect Farmland Values?

Interest rates impact farmland in a few ways. Farms are operating businesses in addition to serving as investment properties, so they are particularly sensitive to changes in interest rates. The cost...

By Howard Halderman 11/18/19

US farm crops and today's market


By Howard Halderman 11/04/19

Niche Crops Are Offsetting Lower Prices From Corn And Soybeans

Corn, wheat and soybean prices are falling, but there are still other niche crops that farmers can focus on to provide alternative sources of income.

By Howard Halderman 10/07/19

Agricultural lending and trends for 2019

Between 2008 and 2015, JP Morgan grew its agriculture loan portfolio by 76% to $1.1 billion. Although still a small percentage of its overall loans, the fact that large, money center banks were...

By Howard Halderman 09/25/19

Fall 2019 - A Roller Coaster, Start To Finish!!

Very simply, 2019 was one of the most difficult planting seasons in US farming history. Record rainfall from June 2018-May 2019 led to unprecedented planting delays and more “prevented planting”...