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Hinman, Eleanor H. (1934) History of farm land prices in eleven Nebraska counties 1873-1933 (Research Bulletin: Bulletin of the Agricultural Experiment Station of Nebraska No. 72)


ISSN 0097-1403


The subject of farm land price is intimately intertwined with the economic and social welfare of farm people, and even with the financial structure of the nation. A detailed, year-by-year record of farm land sales and prices from several typical Nebraska farming areas over a 61-year period may throw light on the behavior of land values in the counties studied and in similar farming areas, and may help towards supplying a better basis for land price analysis and forecasting than now exists. This bulletin presents such a record for 11 Nebraska counties. It is based on 76,544 true sales of farm land by warranty deed which occurred in these counties during the years 1873-1933, and also presents data on 14,418 other transfers of farm land which occurred in the same counties during the years 1920-33. Special emphasis is placed on the last 24 years of the period studied.