Soaring farmland values may soften the blow of drought on farmers’ incomes. Prices of...

|By:, SA News Editor
Soaring farmland values may soften the blow of drought on farmers’ incomes. Prices of non-irrigated farmland in the Midwest and West rose 26% Y/Y in the June quarter. Farmland prices nationwide had already nearly doubled in the past five years. Soaring prices, along with the widespread use of crop insurance, are insulating many farmers from the drought’s financial impact.