Why Are Outside Investors Suddenly Interested in Farmland?

Ifft, Jennifer and Todd Kuethe

from ARE Update Vol. 15, No. 1, Sep/Oct, 2011

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Abstract

There is a growing notion that a large volume of farmland purchases are being made by individuals and institutions outside of the traditional agricultural sector. Over the last 15 years, farmland has offered returns higher than the S&P 500, and farmland did not experience the price bust of residential housing. However, farmland price appreciation varies by regions.

Keywords

California farmland values, farmland investments, property values

Citation

Ifft, Jennifer and Todd Kuethe. "Why Are Outside Investors Suddenly Interested in Farmland?" ARE Update 15(1)(2011):9-11. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
https://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2011/15/1/why-are-outside-investors/