The value of Kansas agricultural real estate, which includes all land and buildings, has increased an average of 17 percent, or $310 per acre, over the past year, to $2,050 per acre, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The value of high quality Kansas farmland has generally held in 2014, despite expectations that it would fall as the drought affected farm profitability, according to national farm land broker Farmers National Company.
A final version of the farm bill, which accounts for billions of dollars in federal spending and has lingered on the congressional to-do list for two years, is expected to be unveiled as early as Monday, with final House passage likely, according to several aides familiar with the talks.
Want to see a grandstand show at the Kansas State Fair? We're giving away two pairs of tickets to see the Country Gold concert starring Leroy Van Dyke, Jimmy Fortune of the Statler Brothers, T.G. Sheppard (pictured) and Eddy Raven.