Capital Appreciation

Farmland has an excellent track record of capital appreciation.  According to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service ("NASS"), US cropland values per acre have risen from $1,270 an acre in 1997 to $4,090 per acre in 2016.  Within this 20 year period, US cropland has decreased in value in only 2 of 20 years, marking a steady rise in value:

Data Source: USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service QuickStats