19-02-2014 00:53 AM | USA

Wall Street's $10 billion bet on farmland

Farmland values are amidst a widely documented slump. The grain markets aren't exactly lighting the world on fire either.

The latter factor will likely keep more farmers on the sidelines at land auctions that may have seen furious bidding a year ago, one economist says. So will the combination of fewer bidding farmers and lower prices open the door to a flood of new investment entering the market? One thinktank market-watcher says yes.

"The next couple of years for farmland values are going to be a little less certain than the last few years have been. Commodity prices have come down significantly in the last year, so these large returns we've kind of become accustomed to for the last few years have now shrunk.
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