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Eric Bergeson

Down on the Farm: Boom time!

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Last week the Grand Forks Herald reported that a parcel of farmland near Park River, N.D. sold for more than $10,000 per acre, a record in the state. The same week, Iowa set a record when an 80-acre parcel of farmland sold for $21,900 per acre. It's boom time on the prairie.

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As commodity prices rise, farmers are understandably eager to put acres which once were set aside in conservation programs back into production.

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