Friday, November 7, 2014

A Fertile Investment

Conditions are perfect for a green farmland investment.

The average price per acre of farmland in Iowa jumped by 60% between 2007 and 2012.

Last year alone, farmland returned nearly 21% in total appreciation and income, according to the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries.

Famed commodities investor Jim Rogers doesn’t think the run-up is over yet, either. As he told CNBC in March, “I’m still wildly optimistic about the future of agriculture worldwide.”

But one doesn’t need to be a sophisticated or well-heeled investor to break into farmland. There are some investments that can be bought as easily as any stock…