Economics, Marketing, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development
Journal or Book Title
Journal of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers
First Page or Article ID Number
Using agricultural professionals’ forecasts of future farmland values and corn and soybean cash prices for their service area, we analyze whether their land and corresponding crop price expectations are consistent. We find that changes in expected land prices over time are positively correlated with expected crop price changes, suggesting these two forecasts are somewhat consistent. More importantly, we find that the linkage between these two forecasts is significantly stronger in the mediumand long-term as opposed to the shortterm, as well as a substantially stronger correlation for districts that have heavier reliance on crop production as a net farm income source.
American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers
Zhang, Wendong; Zhang, Wei; and Hart, Chad, "Are Agricultural Professionals’ Farmland Value and Crop Price Forecasts Consistent?" (2018). Economics Publications. 671.