Howard Halderman

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By Howard Halderman 05/17/19

News and Views

Spring 2019 - Fewer Unknowns, but still no clear direction!

By Howard Halderman 01/29/19

2019 Auction Schedule Kicked Off In Earnest.

Last week our 2019 auction schedule kicked off in earnest. Three auctions in 3 different parts of the state all experienced nice crowds and lots of bidding. The prices achieved were fair market and...

By Howard Halderman 12/26/18

What Does The New Farm Bill Mean To You?

Last Thursday President Trump signed the 807 page 2018 Farm Bill recently negotiated in Congress.  This bill will cost $867 billion over the next 5 years.  It is important to note that over 80% of...

By Howard Halderman 12/03/18

Ag lenders expressed some concerns for further softening of the land markets.

Inconsistency is what I saw or interpreted from the events of last week.  I participated in two different meetings and the theme was of tighter margins and more financial problems this winter than in...

By Howard Halderman 11/16/18

High Level Themes To Watch Over The Next Few Months.

Two weeks ago I attended the annual American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers meeting.  This is our professional, national organization for people who do what we do.  I listened to many...

By Howard Halderman 10/08/18

Did You know the farm economy continues to demonstrate negative tendencies?

 The farm economy continues to demonstrate negative tendencies.  Earlier this week Purdue released the Ag Barometer results for September.  The Ag Barometer is a survey of 400 producers from around...

By Howard Halderman 09/27/18

Did You know the Farmland Market is More Conservative Than in Recent Years?

For two years the farmland market stayed fairly steady.  Each quarter brought slight changes up or down, but overall the market was flat. 

By Howard Halderman 08/27/18

Do you want to maximize the value of your farmland investment?

  Last week we were fortunate to be able to offer the Blue Mound Farm at auction in the little town of BIG things – Casey, IL. Yes, Casey is the home of the world’s largest rocking chair, wind chime,...

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