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Farmland’s Behavior in the 2022 Rising Rate Market

Farmland has a historically low correlation to traditional financial asset returns and a positive historical correlation with inflation making this asset class a useful diversification tool and an inflation/stagflation hedge worth considering. These farmland investment characteristics can been seen in a comparison of the performance of farmland against stock market returns in the stagflationary period of the 1970s and also in recent market conditions (2019-2022) which may represent the early stages of a prolonged inflationary/ stagflationary period resulting from expansionary fiscal and monetary policy combined with global supply chain disruptions.

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