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  1. 2018 Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers Mid-Year Survey Released

    August 29, 2018

    (Boone, IA, August 29, 2018) – Prices paid for Illinois farmland continued the “slightly lower” trend according to the Mid-Year Snapshot Survey completed by the Illinois Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. The survey results were released today at the 2018 Farm Progress Show held here this week. “In the first half of the […]

  2. 2018 McLean County Corn Yield Estimates

    August 22, 2018

    Each year, Soy Capital Ag Services farm managers in Bloomington, IL estimate yields for McLean County.  The 2018 estimate ranks as the 3rd highest yield at 217.77 bushels per acre.  Yield estimates ranged from 156 bushels per acre to 260 bushels per acre, with 78% being over 200 bushels per acre.  Ninety percent of the […]

  3. Dave Klein discusses Selling the farm: Auction or list?

    April 13, 2018

    On April 11, 2018, Dave Klein wrote an article for Prairie Farmer looking at the pros and cons to either listing a farm or putting it up for auction.  For the full article please click the link below. Selling the farm: Auction or list? DISCLAIMER: By clicking the links above, you will leave the First Mid […]

  4. 2017 Farmland Values See Little Change

    March 27, 2018

    Little Change in Illinois Farmland Values – Report (Bloomington, IL, March 22) Prices being paid for high quality Illinois farmland, as well as cash rents have stayed essentially flat for the past 12 months according to the 2018 Illinois Farmland Values and Lease Trends Report released today by the Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers […]