Howard Halderman

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By Howard Halderman 11/25/20

Happy Thanksgiving From The Haldermans

2020 – a year to remember, a year to forget, a year of trials, challenges and opportunities. While 20-20 describes perfect vision, 2020 was generally a difficult year for most.  Maybe you find it...

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 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.