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Indiana benefits from the rich soil quality and favorable growing climates found throughout the Midwest allowing it to produce a diverse mix of crops. Over 65% of Indiana’s land area is devoted to farmland in various capacities, making up nearly 15 million acres of cropland, timberland, and pastureland. Indiana is ranked 10th in the United States in agricultural production with Corn, Soybeans, and Hogs making up more than 70% of the state’s agricultural sales. Interestingly, Indiana is a top ranking producer of Popcorn, Ducks, Tomatoes and Spearmint, which not only displays their vast diversity of commodities, but also their food processing excellence.
Over the last 20 years, indiana farmland has offered average returns of 9%. At this rate, $10,000 invested in farmland in 1999 would now be worth over $100,100. Farmland returns are made up of two values, land appreciation, and capitalization rates of the property. Total farmland returns have been positive every year since 1990.
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