The Lincoln Journal Star reported on the impact of rising grain prices on the enrollment of land in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). Art Hovey spoke with Nebraska farmer, Ron Morrison, about his decision to put expiring CRP land into crop production. Continue reading

Contour FarmlandRecent surveys show a continuing climb in farmland values.  Dan Pillar at the Des Moines Register reported “the value of Iowa farmland jumped 24.5 percent since March 2010 — the biggest annual increase in more than three decades.” The article noted that while increases in commodity prices are fueling the rise in farmland value there are other factors. Continue reading