The overall solvency position of U.S. farms is strong (low overall debt-to-equity, etc.), and interest rates remain at low levels, but the current farm financial situation is driven by liquidity....More
But if you get off the main roads and pay attention to the canyons, the mesas, and the rangelands that make up large areas of the Texas High Plains, you’ll come to appreciate the sometimes subtle variations in color, the muted reds, the splashes of yellow, the odd golden-leaved tree standing tall and conspicuous among the dusty green of smaller brush and the browns of dried up native grasses.
Land values across the nation have remained relatively flat over the past year, with many Corn Belt states showing a decline. But land in most of the Southwest region continues to increase in value....More