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First Mid Ag Services News

  1. Dave Klein discusses the next generation of farmland values

    November 25, 2019

    Dave Klein discusses seven factors impacting the next generation of farmland values.  For the full discussion please visit the link below. The next generation of farmland prices   DISCLAIMER: By clicking the links above, you will leave the First Mid Ag Services website. The following pages are not in any way to be considered official First […]


  2. Midwest Farmowner Fall 2019

    November 5, 2019

    The latest issue of the Midwest Farmowner has been published covering topics such as enrollment for farm bill programs, Market Facilitation Program deadlines, and staff announcements.  For the full publication please us the link below. Midwest Farmowner Fall 2019


  3. Michael Bernhard discusses prevent plant

    November 5, 2019

                     2019 had one of the wettest springs on record with the worst delays for planting since records started being kept in Illinois. Farmers who have been farming for several decades have never before experienced a spring like this past one. Due to the wet weather, hundreds of […]


  4. Yields down in top corn-producing county

    September 23, 2019

    On September 16, 2019, Ross Perkins contributed an article to AgriNews discussing the recent yield survey First Mid Ag Services took of McLean County.  For the full article please use the link below. Yields down in top corn-producing county DISCLAIMER: By clicking the links above, you will leave the First Mid Ag Services website. The following […]


  5. 2019 McLean County Corn Yield Estimates

    September 13, 2019

    Each year, First Mid Ag Services farm managers in Bloomington, IL estimate yields for McLean County.  The 2019 estimate ranks as the 4th highest yield at 197.3 bushels per acre.  Yield estimates ranged from 123 bushels per acre to 276 bushels per acre, with 47% being over 200 bushels per acre.  Planting dates for the samples […]


  6. 2019 Mid Year Land Values Survey

    September 4, 2019

    New release embargoed until 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 28 Illinois Farmland Values Remain Only Slightly Changed “Static” is likely the best way to describe what is happening with prices being paid for Illinois farmland when comparing sales activities from January 1 through the end of July this year. This is according to the annual […]


  7. Dave Klein discusses 7 issues affecting farmland values and lease trends today

    August 6, 2019

    Dave Klein discusses 7 issues affecting farmland values and lease trends today in accordance with the Illinois Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.  For the full discussion please use the link below.   The 7 issues affecting farmland values and lease trends today DISCLAIMER: By clicking the links above, you will leave the First Mid […]


  8. Dave Klein reviews how interest rates and MFP payments could affect the farmland market

    August 6, 2019

    On August 2, 2019, Dave Klein discussed how interest rate cuts and MFP payments could support the farmland market in FarmWeekNow.  For the full article please use the link below. Interest rate cut, MFP payments could support farmland market DISCLAIMER: By clicking the links above, you will leave the First Mid Ag Services website. The following […]


  9. Ross Albert discusses Illinois farmland taxes

    April 1, 2019

    On April 1, 2019, Ross Albert contributed an article in Prairie Farmer discussing how to understand farmland property taxes.  For the full article please use the link below. How complicated are Illinois farmland taxes? DISCLAIMER: By clicking the links above, you will leave the First Mid Ag Services website. The following pages are not in any […]


  10. Illinois Farmland Values, Lease Rates Holding Steady

    March 25, 2019