News & Views

AEA and Peoples Company proactively work to anticipate the needs of those in the agricultural sector. The team collaborates with land professionals to co-author white papers with robust industry research, create valuable monthly land business publications, and produce an annual national land values report.

Industry Research

Socially Responsible Farmland Investment

Dr. Mike Duffy and Steve Bruere

This thought-provoking paper asserts that changing demographics is driving a trend by next-generation landowners to manage for appreciation and create sustainability through socially responsible farming.

Your Farmland and the Future

Teresa Opheim and Steve Bruere

With around 10% of all farmland changing hands in the next few years, farm succession planning is no longer optional, it’s essential. The future of farmland ownership is set to look very different in the coming years.

Understanding the Effect of Organic Certification on U.S. Farmland Rental Values

Erin Leonard and Ryan Koory

Mercaris surveyed 109 certified organic landowners and renters across the country, concentrated in the Corn Belt and East Coast, about their cash rental values to determine if certified organic land values differed from conventional land values within these regions.

2021 National Land Values

Bruce Sherrick and Peoples Company

Peoples Company is proud to present this comprehensive review of farmland values. Our 2021 report contains an analysis of historical market trends, a regional breakdown of current market conditions, and an overview of recent farmland investment outcomes based on the NCREIF index.

Peoples Report Newsletter

Peoples Company’s bi-annual newsletter provides an overview of the land market, company accomplishments throughout the year, and new initiatives launched.

Land Business Monthly

Article Links

Land Values Notch Records

A farmland auction in eastern Iowa last month came down to three bidders: a local farmer, a developer and an out-of-town investor who owned other land in the area.


Rural Mainstreet Index: Farmland Prices Grow at Rapid Pace

For 17 straight months, the rural economy has posted healthy and consistent growth. That’s according to the April Rural Mainstreet Index (RMI) from Creighton University.


Record-breaking drought is reordering American agriculture.

Third-generation San Joaquin Valley farmer Gary Beene will plant only half his 1,200 acres this year. He doesn’t have enough water for the other half.