By Howard Halderman 05/17/19

News and Views

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

By Pat Karst 05/17/19

Farm Bankruptcy Numbers - A Matter of Perspective


By Robert McNamara 05/13/19

Cash-flex Leases Help Farmers and Land Owners

In a recent interview with Robert McNamara of Halderman Real Estate & Farm Management, he explained the basics and some of the nuances of the cash-flex lease, a type of agreement that can benefit...

By Chris Peacock 04/29/19

The 2018 Farm Bill and the farm economy.

The new Farm Bill signed into law on December 12, 2018 generally provides some relief for beleaguered farmers who have been weathering the price volatility brought on by retaliatory foreign tariffs.

By Sam Clark 04/22/19

Are Trade Tariffs Impacting Your Farm Revenue?

The trade tariffs that were implemented last year by the current U.S. administration have taken its toll on the agricultural economy. As you are likely aware, in response to the import tariffs that...

By Halderman 04/08/19

The ARC and PLC Provide Revenue Support to Growers.

The ABCs of ARC and PLC from the new Farm Bill Under the 2018 Farm Bill, the two basic forms of risk management available to farmers are Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC).

By Emma Hopkins-O'Brien 02/15/19

Despite Negative Factors, Land's Value is Stable


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...