Stories by Barry Ward

Looking ahead to land value, cash rent and inputs

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Many factors could impact land and rent prices in 2015.

Comparing cash rent surveys: NASS versus land grant numbers

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Key differences between cash rent arrangements.

Outlook for the upcoming year’s crop input, farmland value and cash rent

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Cropland values in Ohio have increased again in 2013. Data from the Ohio Ag Statistics Service shows an increase of 12 percent for bare cropland in Ohio for 2013. According to their data, bare cropland averages $5600/acre, up from $5000/acre the previous year. The Ohio Cropland Values and Cash Rents Survey (AEDE) conducted in January […]

OSU economist: 2014 farm land values flat, or in decline

Sunday, December 1, 2013

After years of record growth, have farmland values reached their peak?

Fertilizer prices: Many factors to consider

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Many factors will influence fertilizer prices this fall, into 2014

Factors affecting cash rental rates

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Ultimately, supply and demand of cropland for rent will determine the cash rental rate for each parcel. The expected return from producing crops on a farm parcel is the overriding factor in determining the demand for a farm and is the primary driver in establishing an equitable rental rate. Local supply and demand of cropland […]

What is it that’s driving farmland value?

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Farmland values continue to increase by large amounts each year and have reached record levels in most states in the Midwest, measured by both non-inflation adjusted (nominal) and inflation adjusted (real) values.

Field crop enterprise budgets will keep you in line

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Budgeting helps guide you through your decision making process as you attempt to commit resources to the most profitable enterprises on the farm. Crops or livestock? Corn, soybeans, wheat, hay? We can begin to answer these questions with well thought out budgets that include all revenue and costs. Without some form of budgeting and some […]

Flexible cash farm leases: Do or do not? (Or give them a try?)

Thursday, February 14, 2013

When it comes to cash lease rates, the local diner does not qualify as a reliable information clearinghouse.

Crop input outlook for 2013

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Crop profitability prospects for 2013 are positive for the three major row crops in Ohio. Input costs have increased from last year, but high crop futures prices for 2013 crops will allow producers to plan for positive margins next year. OSU Extension enterprise budget projections show positive returns for corn, soybeans and wheat in 2013. […]

eNewsletter

Get our Top Stories in Your Inbox

About Barry

(Barry Ward is the leader of production business management in the Ohio State University Extension’s department of agricultural, environmental and development economics.)