Farmland: Trophy or Investment?

Timing of Purchase, Price Determine How Farmland Stacks Up As Investment

Since 1950, "average" investors would have come out ahead buying Iowa farmland over stocks every year except 1978-1984, Iowa State University retired Economist Mike Duffy found. In this chart, years that scored over 100 favor stocks. (Chart courtesy of Iowa State University)
When you buy or if you overpay can erode farmland's advantage over stocks as an investment.

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