Sticky rental rates need to go lower

Rental rates must come down to account for significantly lower commodity prices.

Surging demand signaled to farmers to convert land to row crop production and as a result steep increases in agricultural land values were seen from 2006 to 2013. The oversupply that now faces the market has driven commodity prices lower and farmland values with it, according to a new report out from Rabobank analyst Sterling Liddell.

“The trend of significant increases in the value of agricultural land – which, for most row crop areas in the U.S., saw double-digit growth in nine o

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