Crops Editor at Successful Farming, Kansas State graduate and 4th generation Kansas farmer. My wife and I have two children.


Five Trends in the Farmland Market

With $3 corn and $9 soybeans, it’s easy to see why farmland values are declining. But don’t take our word for it. There are scads of reports from industry experts, including:


Successful Land Sale: Central Illinois Land Tops $12,400

The prospect of $3 corn did not scare off the buyers of 200.53 acres just east of New Berlin in Sangamon County, Illinois, on August 20.

The sale featured high-quality soils – the kind you wait years to acquire, says Dan Sullivan, co-owner of Sullivan Auctioneers, which had the sale.

Here’s more information about the tract combinations that sold.


Why Not Wheat?

Wheat prices may be down but there are plenty of reasons to plant this cereal crop this fall or spring.