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First Mid Ag Services News

  1. First Mid Ag Services work adjusts for Covid-19

    March 31, 2020

    First Mid Ag Services work adjusts for Covid-19 March 30, 2020 What is First Mid Ag Services doing? As the Country and World go through the unusual event of Covid-19, our First Mid Ag Services Team would like you to know that we continue working to represent our client’s farm ownership interest. We are a […]


  2. Dave Klein discusses how Illinois Farmland Values Remain Steady, Safe Investment

    March 23, 2020

    Farmland Values Remain Steady, Safe Investment (Bloomington, IL — March 19, 2020) Illinois farmland values continue remaining at stable levels while other investment options have seen very extreme swings according to the report issued today at the Illinois Land Values Conference. The event is sponsored by the Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural […]


  3. Justin Wheeler, young farm manager to young farmer: farming different from the pack

    March 13, 2020

    It’s no secret the agriculture landscape has experienced significant advancements over the last 10-20 years.  With more and more information at farmers disposal to base decisions on, it becomes challenging to set yourself apart, especially for young farmers. The most dangerous four words I hear from the younger generation are “that’s what dad did”, signifying […]


  4. Dave Klein discusses the next generation of farmland values

    November 25, 2019

    SOLD: High quality Illinois farmland is still a solid investment. “We feel may unstable here but people around the world see us as a stable place to buy land,” says David Klein, First Mid Ag Services. By Holly Spangler A lot of things peaked around 2013. Commodity prices. Net farm income. Farmland values.  Then it […]


  5. 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


  6. 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 […]


  7. 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 […]


  8. 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 […]


  9. 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 […]


  10. 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 […]