November 12, 2010
This Forbes article on a potential food crisis (and the upswing it could represent for ag-producers) got me thinking about a recent research project.
We were looking for any information on cropland valuation. Damage had been done to a client’s tillable acreage. The client needed a price put on that harm. Rising crop prices may have altered that final number.
Part of the solution lay in our Expert Witness materials. Searching PROFILER-EW for experts with a practice area of “agricultural economist” or “agriculture and valuation” does bring back profiles, biographies, contact info and trial/deposition transcripts for experts who have testified on the matter of ag-land, ag-business or ag-production valuation.
One hopes that the ag-experts tracking the above news stories are also keeping their eyes on the increasing concern that farmland has entered its own speculative bubble.