Search for agricultural landthe first online sale-leaseback platform for farmland, has been relaunched by EasyKnock with the aim of helping farmers achieve their goals.
Iowa-based FarmlandFinder originally launched the program in 2016. EasyKnock purchased the company’s assets in August 2021.
The new edition of FarmlandFinder exclusively offers sale-leaseback to farmers and can help achieve goals such as strengthening balance sheets, financing operations, eliminating debt and buying more land.
This tool allows farmers to access the equity in their land by buying it from the farmer and renting it back to them, allowing for uninterrupted operations. Land can be redeemed at any time during the lease, or farmers can ask FarmlandFinder to sell the land to a third party.
U.S. farms are also facing the highest production costs in history with an estimated 5.1% increase in 2022, according to the USDA’s February farm income forecast. USDA expects farm income to drop about 8% compared to 2021.
“As a fifth generation dairy farmer, I have witnessed the difficult situations created when farmers are unable to access the equity in their land. We are proud to launch this program which I know will be a welcome solution for many American farmers,” said Steven Brockshus, Founder of FarmlandFinder and current Vice President of EasyKnock.