Economic uncertainty? Develop contingency plan for your farm

Farmers and consumers have been marveling at the spectacular rise in farm real estate values in recent months. But some growers may be missing an opportunity by focusing on investing in land purchases rather than improving the land they have. Economist Michael Swanson discussed the need to “buy a better bushel” at the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers annual meeting in Indianapolis, Ind.

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