Ed White discusses some ideas about investment in land when some of the old ideas could stand to be reviewed in the light of population changes, new crops, new technologies, and the balance between owning land to farm and farming to own land.

In the next few weeks, I think I’ll wade through that research and try to uncover the best-proven principles for assessing farmland purchases and investing. I’m not sure what I’ll find, but I’m sure that’s true for some of you, too.

Farmland is a gigantic market in which farmers have most of their lives’ profitability invested. Maybe it’s so big it’s impossible to see without standing far, far back to get some perspective.

That’s what I’ll hope to bring you in coming weeks.