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Farmland versus Alternative Investments Before and After the 2008 Financial Crisis

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  • Kuethe, Todd H.
  • Walsh, Nicholas
  • Ifft, Jennifer

The years following the 2008 financial crisis have been marked by general economic malaise, yet the period has been relatively prosperous for the agricultural sector. As a result, many investors have recognized the potential for farmland as an investment alternative. This study compares farmland’s risk and return to those of competing investment alternatives. Farmland is shown to be an attractive investment alternative with relatively high mean returns, low variability, low correlation with financial markets, and strength relative to other investments following the 2008 financial crisis.

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Article provided by American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers in its journal Journal of the ASFMRA.

Volume (Year): (2013)
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Handle: RePEc:ags:jasfmr:161492
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  1. John G. Dillard & Todd H. Kuethe & Craig Dobbins & Michael Boehlje & Raymond J. G. M. Florax, 2013. "The Impacts of the Tax-Deferred Exchange Provision on Farm Real Estate Values," Land Economics, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 89(3), pages 479-489.
  2. Charles Towe & Constant I. Tra, 2013. "Vegetable Spirits and Energy Policy," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 95(1), pages 1-16.
  3. Ifft, Jennifer & Nickerson, Cynthia J. & Kuethe, Todd H. & You, Chengxia, 2012. "Potential Farm-Level Effects of Eliminating Direct Payments," Economic Information Bulletin 139809, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
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