Financing

2018 Outlook for Farm and Ranch Loans

January 15, 2018 JT Holt

As we wrap up 2017 and turn our focus to a new year, many of us begin to wonder what the economy will do and what will interest rates will look like in 2018. Many experts are scratching their heads at this question, with most of us having expected rates to be higher today than they are. In fact, today’s 10 Year Treasury note is actually two basis points lower than rates from January 2017.

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Financing

The 2017 Land Market

January 15, 2017 JT Holt

While declining somewhat from 2016, market activity in 2017 remained strong with the number of transactions exceeding our previous ten-year average. The sales transactions in 2016 resulted in many of the more desirable, competitively priced properties clearing the market. As a result, the supply of quality properties was somewhat limited, with many 2017 transactions involving properties never exposed to the open market.

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