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

Diesel’s 100% Surge and Scarcity Deny Farmers Their ‘Lifeblood’

Farmers from Iowa to Ukraine are grappling with surging diesel prices and an unsteady supply, forcing them to spend unprecedented sums on fuel in a chaotic market and raising concerns about the autumn harvest.


Chicago Fed: Midwest farm values jump 23% year-over-year to start 2022

Farmland values across the Midwest continued a recent streak of sharp year-over-year gains, jumping 23% in the first quarter of 2022 compared to last year in the Federal Reserve Bank’s Seventh District.


Farmland Values Setting Records

As commodity prices continued their upward trajectory over the last 18 months, land prices have followed suit.