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updated 10:19 AM UTC, May 20, 2018

Report: Most Of Wisconsin Again Outpaces Neighbors In Farmland Values

  • Written by Wheeler
  • Published in News

For the third year in a row, farmland values in Wisconsin had the largest increase among five Midwest states while the region as a whole saw its values go down.

That's according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, which said the values of "good" farmland jumped three percent in 2016 in the southeast two thirds of the Badger State which is part of the Chicago Fed's territory. Indiana had the only other increase among the five states at two-percent, and the Chicago Fed's total district had an overall decline of one-percent in its farmland values for 2016 -- the third year in a row with such a decrease. The numbers are based on surveys of almost 200 agricultural lenders in the Seventh Federal Reserve District -- and Michigan had the largest drop for last year at eight-percent, with Iowa and Illinois each falling two-percent.


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