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Factors Influencing Kansas Agricultural Farm Land Values


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  • Leah J. Tsoodle
  • Bill B. Golden
  • Allen M. Featherstone


Land transactions typically involve a substantial investment of time and money for parties involved in the sale. Because of the size of the investment and infrequency of purchases/sales, significant personal interaction between buyer and seller often results. In this study, farmland sales in 104 of 105 Kansas counties from 1986–2000 were examined to quantify the influence of personal relationships and changes over time. Transactions between related parties resulted in a 43% discount on the per acre sales price. Results indicated that social capital effects have increased over time, with the discount on sales between related parties growing 2% per year.

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Article provided by University of Wisconsin Press in its journal Land Economics.

Volume (Year): 82 (2006)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 124-139

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Handle: RePEc:uwp:landec:v:82:y:2006:i:1:p:124-139

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  1. Ciaian, Pavel & Kancs, d'Artis & Swinnen, Johan F.M. & Van Herck, Kristine & Vranken, Liesbet, 2012. "Rental Market Regulations for Agricultural Land in EU Member States and Candidate Countries," Working Papers 120250, Factor Markets, Centre for European Policy Studies.
  2. Ciaian, Pavel & Kancs, d'Artis & Swinnen, Johan F.M. & Van Herck, Kristine & Vranken, Liesbet, 2012. "Institutional Factors Affecting Agricultural Land Markets," Working Papers 120251, Factor Markets, Centre for European Policy Studies.
  3. Zakrzewicz, Christopher J. & Brorsen, B. Wade & Briggeman, Brian C., 2011. "Comparison of Alternative Sources of Farmland Values," 2011 Annual Meeting, July 24-26, 2011, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 103758, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
  4. Tsoodle, Leah J. & Featherstone, Allen M. & Golden, Bill B., 2005. "Estimating the Market Value of Agricultural Land in Kansas Using a Combination of Hedonic and Negative Exponential Techniques," Proceedings: 2005 Agricultural and Rural Finance Markets in Transition,October 3-4, 2005; Minneapolis, Minnesota 132763, Regional Research Committee NC-1014: Agricultural and Rural Finance Markets in Transition.
  5. Henderson, Jason R. & Moore, Sean, 2006. "The Capitalization of Wildlife Recreation Income into Farmland Values," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 38(03), December.


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