farmland http://iowapublicradio.org en For Farmers Who Rent, 2014 Could Be a Tough Year http://iowapublicradio.org/post/farmers-who-rent-2014-could-be-tough-year <p></p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 13:43:54 +0000 Peter Gray 36054 at http://iowapublicradio.org For Farmers Who Rent, 2014 Could Be a Tough Year Going Going Gone http://iowapublicradio.org/post/going-going-gone <p>A new report out Tuesday shows millions of wetland acres&nbsp;and highly erodible grassland and prairie are being plowed under and planted into row crops. This in turn causes intense soil erosion especially in a wet spring like this year. The four year, multi state study was conducted by Environmental Working Group. <a href="http://www.ewg.org/research/going-going-gone">http://www.ewg.org/research/going-going-gone</a>. Tue, 30 Jul 2013 19:32:33 +0000 Pat Blank 26645 at http://iowapublicradio.org Going Going Gone When Conservation Pays http://iowapublicradio.org/post/when-conservation-pays <p></p><div class="article-body"><p>Along the winding road to and through Grace Creek Ranch, a 25,537-acre yearling cattle ranch in central Nebraska, there are no houses in sight – no buildings, for that matter. Just acres and acres of gold and amber grass, punctuated by patches of sand and lines of barbed wire fence.</p><p>And that’s the way the owners of Gracie Creek Ranch want it to stay.&nbsp; Lindsey Price, a fourth-generation rancher, her brother Aaron and their father Bob recently sold the largest conservation easement in Nebraska history, covering about 40 square miles.</p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 18:12:51 +0000 Hilary Stohs-Krause. 12967 at http://iowapublicradio.org When Conservation Pays Corn Belt Farmland: The Newest Real Estate Bubble? http://iowapublicradio.org/post/corn-belt-farmland-newest-real-estate-bubble-1 <p></p><p>Howard Audsley has been driving through Missouri for the past 30 years to assess the value of farmland. Barreling down the flat roads of Saline County on a recent day, he stopped his truck at a 160-acre tract of newly tilled black land. The land sold in February for $10,700 per acre, double what it would have gone for five years ago.</p><p>Heading out into the field, Audsley picked up a clod of the dirt that makes this pocket of land some of the priciest in the state.</p> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 13:13:46 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 10678 at http://iowapublicradio.org Corn Belt Farmland: The Newest Real Estate Bubble?