By Halderman 09/14/20

Is farmland a good inflation hedge?

One thing that is unchanged during the pandemic is that people need to eat. And in order to eat, farmers have to grow the food and the food delivered to its final destination. It seems intuitive that...

By Howard Halderman 09/07/20

Capital gains tax is always one to watch and monitor during political elections.

Capital gains tax is always one to watch and monitor during political elections and changes in Congress. This fall’s election is one that could serve as a change agent for tax rates, capital gains...

By Halderman 09/07/20

Ethanol Production and Demand Drop and Its Effect on Corn Prices

With over two-thirds of US ethanol plants1 either idle or operating at below capacity due to the impacts of COVID-19, the industry is in dire need of support. At the beginning of the year, sales of...

By Halderman 09/02/20

HALDERMAN WELCOMES SAMPSON AS BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Halderman Real Estate and Farm Management welcomes Nolan Sampson as Director of Business Development. “Nolan comes to us from the retail agriculture sector and has a wealth of agricultural knowledge...

By Halderman 08/31/20

Why Should Farmland Owners Consider a Solar Lease?

Chances are, if you drive along an interstate highway through an agricultural area for a decent amount of time, you will encounter a solar farm or a sign announcing an upcoming solar farm. You may...

By Halderman 08/24/20

CFAP Support Payments and Eligibility

Through the auspices of the USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) is providing financial relief to farmers and ranchers who experienced adverse economic...

By Halderman 07/16/20

How Low Commodity Prices Affect Farmland Value

The basic law of supply and demand suggests that farm rents and values should react to changes in commodity prices. However, looking at trends in farmland value, it is apparent that prices are...

By Halderman 07/09/20

Solar Farms Provide Reliable Income Streams

Solar farms are large-scale sources of power that sell power to utilities versus commercial or residential customers. As the installed cost for photovoltaic (PV) solar continues to fall, landowners...

By Halderman 07/02/20

Interest Rates on the Move and Their Impact on Farmland Values

With the U.S. in turmoil over COVID-19-related economic distress and political unrest, logic and analytics would likely point to uncertainty with regard to farmland values. However, farmland values...

By Halderman 06/29/20

USDA Relief Programs Bring Good News to Farmers and Food Producers

Nearly every person in the U.S. is impacted by COVID-19. Farmers, consumers and processors are struggling to make sense of the new reality. Food distribution in the U.S. involves retail (grocery),...