Mike Walsten

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Mike Walsten has covered major business trends in agriculture for more than 35 years. From the southern corn leaf blight of 1970 to today's biofuels focus, he''s lived, reported and analyzed the impact of volatile markets on farm and ranch businesses and on land prices. After growing up on a grain and livestock farm in Western Illinois, Mike graduated from the University of Illinois with an undergraduate degree in agriculture communications and a master''s degree in business administration in the early 1970s. Since then he''s covered business and management issues as well as price outlook and marketing issues in various positions with Farm Journal Magazine and Professional Farmers of America. He now applies his extensive background and analytical skills to today's surprising farm and ranch market as editor of LandOwner.
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Recent Stories by Mike Walsten

North Dakota Cropland Values Ease 1%

Jul 17, 2017 by Mike Walsten
The value of North Dakota cropland is holding steady and dropped just 1% in 2016, reports Andrew Swenson, North Dakota State University Extension farm management specialist. He studied data from the annual land values a

Farmland Market Defies Trend

Jul 05, 2017 by Mike Walsten
Steady with exceptions might be the best way to describe the farmland market, judging by the semi-annual market update from Farmers National Company (FNC).