By Land Value Solutions 10/21/19

Why Should I Consider Professional Farm Management?

For the sixth year in a row, farm operators are feeling the squeeze of low grain prices and high input costs.  Land grant universities, agricultural economists and ag lenders are all calling for...

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”...

By Pat Karst 09/24/19

Trade War Effects On Rural America

The Rural Main Street Index is a monthly survey of rural bankers in a 10-state Midwest region conducted by Creighton University. It is a measure of financial health in rural America. The latest...

By Howard Halderman 09/23/19

Trade And Tariff Problems For The US Farm Economy Are Persisting Into Late 2019.

Tariffs, trade and federal immigration policies continue to be hot topics with regard to the U.S. farm economy. Despite price support from the government, farm income has shrunk to $70 billion, about...

By Chris Peacock 09/09/19

Falling Farm Incomes And The Loss Of Working Capital - What Do You Do?

What created the lower net farm income levels?  Farm incomes dropped nearly 50% since the record high in 2013 of $123 billion in 2018. While rebounding slightly in 2019, projections are now above $80...

By Jim Clark 08/19/19

The Pros And Cons Of Farm Sale-Leasebacks

We recently sat down with Jim Clark, who has been with Halderman Real Estate and Farm Management for 36 years in farm management, appraisal and investment advisory.

By Howard Halderman 08/07/19

Did You Know Halderman Handles All Farm Leasing Needs?

That’s right, we have vast experience handling all types of leases for your farm.  We specialize in maximizing your current cropland income utilizing a variety of lease types. These range from fixed...

By John Miner 08/05/19

Solar Leases For Farmland Can Be Lucrative

Farming is a vital industry, but it is also notoriously unpredictable. In some circumstances, owners of farmland may consider alternative uses for their land, especially if the profit potential is...

By Emily Elfers 07/22/19

Understanding The Basics of a Farm Appraisal

When it comes to understanding the true value of farmland and associated improvements, the only accurate method is to perform an appraisal. Appraisals are the standard for establishing value across a...