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  • Will investors continue to park their money on farmland? Speculation on a farmland crash hasn't put a dent in the market.

Will investors continue to park their money on farmland? “Farmland is lower risk and probably higher returning than commercial real estate, timberland, bond funds and equity funds,” Prudential’s Charles Allison told the L.A. Times.

Risk and investment always ride together in an inherent partnership, and certainly, farmland can’t continue the meteoric rise of the last few years, but it’s likely the price ceiling will be hit with a whimper and not a bang.

However, Blake Hurst, a Missouri farmer, writing in The American, believes farmers have taken on too much debt and the risk of a farmland crash is growing: “The ripples from a crash in farmland prices would not have the long-lasting effects on the economy that the subprime debacle did, but the chance of a crash in farmland prices should still concern policymakers. Farmers may well be collateral damage in the quantitative easing battle and are rightly worried that the next victim of our monetary policy will be wearing overalls when the music stops.”

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Monte - Farmland Illinois (not verified)
on Jun 14, 2013

Farmland investing is something worth taking the time to research. You have to find the land that is worth investing in though. Not all land is worth a lot. Take your time and find the one that will benefit you.

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on Apr 17, 2015

Great gold research by farmland.Any other land will gold is found so please share with me the information.

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