The land market in 2019 continued the plateau trend of the past several years. Farmland sale activity in the first part of the year was slower with the late spring and planting delays. “Despite the slower land market, Farmers National Company saw a 25 percent increase in acres sold in 2019 from the prior year and the most since 2014,” says Randy Dickhut, senior vice president of real estate operations, Farmers National Company. Will 2020 be the year that the land market breaks out of its plateau? Dickhut says there are several factors indicating the market will continue to be steady. However, a lot of uncertainty remains.“Interest rates are low and are poised to remain so during the foreseeable future and government support through MFP payments will likely continue if Chinese trade issues are not fully resolved.” Hear from Dickhutt in this RRFN interview.