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Daily Globe file photo George Isder (left) and Darryl Sandhurst, both of Fulda, harvest soybeans on their Bondin Township land north of Fulda in this Oct. 3 file photo. Agricultural land sales leveled off during 2008, with an average price per acre of $4,083. The lowest price paid was in Leota Township at $2,660 per acre. The highest price paid was in Lorain Township at $5,500 per acre.

Ag land value steady

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WORTHINGTON -- While crop prices were on a roller-coaster ride in 2008, the price paid for agricultural land in the region is somewhere between a slight incline or a leveling off, depending on who you talk to in the business.


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Julie Buntjer
Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at
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