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Farmland values rising

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WILLMAR -- Farmland values in west central Minnesota are continuing to climb to new, historic highs, assessors in the seven-county area around Willmar report.

The rising values come despite some angst over whether the values might represent a bubble in the making.

"Is this the new normal, or is it going to come down?'' asked Steven Taff, associate professor and extension economist in the Department of Applied Economics with the University of Minnesota.

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