There was 80 acres for sale on a special auction on Monday 1/2 mile from my mom and dad's farm. The bidding started at 6700 and quickly climbed to an astonishing $8200 an acre. The crop rating is 66 for corn and 60 beans. It was a beginning farmer who bought with family help which I commend him for but at the same time he will not make money on that farm for a while. Everyone at the auction thought it was insane to spend that much on land.