What’s Ahead for the Farmland Market?

Dan Agri-Business, Economy


Recent farmland sale prices and values have increased to levels never before seen in the agricultural land market. Paul Shadegg, senior vice president of Real Estate Operations at Farmers National, says the momentum in the farmland market began building 25 years ago. But is it sustainable moving forward?

There continues to be strong interest in buying ag land across the U.S. Both individual buyers and land investors have created this competitive atmosphere in the agricultural real estate market. Shadegg and Farmers National predict that will increase moving through the second half of 2023. If you plan to invest in an agricultural land to start a farming business, you may also consider the type of agricultural steel buildings you can build on the land for various farming operations. To prepare the land for development or construction, you may need to use a Mobile Trommel and other heavy equipment. And if you need a team that cares about making things easier for you, then you may consider hiring a team of experts who can move anything you need and provide heavy equipment transportation solutions effectively. From trailers to tractors, you can hire companies specializing in shipping heavy equipment.


At the same time, properties offered to the market will likely be limited, which will help sustain current values. They also expect to see a plateau in land values based on past agriculture cycles and a new normal in land values. Land values will continue to be driven by buyer competition and available supply for sale.

(From the National Association of Farm Broadcasters)