Peak Soil Indexes aims to provide timely, robust indexes derived from actual farmland sales. These indexes provide a look into the real trends of farmland prices, rather than opinion, furthering transparancy of prices.


The democratization of farmland starts with market accepted indexes. With benchmark status, derivative tools that benefit the agricultural and investment communities follow. The financialization of farmland finally takes place.

Genuine Farmland Indexes

With each passing day the investment community becomes more intrigued with farmland as an asset class. The industry as a whole is witnessing rapid change. Big data, precision agriculture, prescriptive farming, whole farm decision services descriptively announce the innovation explosion taking place. Farmland is a commodity with interests beyond those in the agricultural sphere.

With its strategic qualities and economic importance, farmland can easily be likened to oil. To some, it’s the source of our very existence. Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States, said “civilization itself rests upon the soil.” Farmland, with but a few inches of valuable topsoil, is the gold of the future.

Unlike other agricultural and natural resource products, the commodity is not yet intertwined with the financial marketplace. Big data is, however, revolutionizing the farm with decision making becoming more analytical. Nevertheless, access to the asset class is restrictive and complex for many. Hedging capabilities for investors and property owners are nonexistent. The needed tools to reduce risk and serve as proxy investments have not kept pace with that of other commodities.

Investing in farmland should not be as limiting or demanding as it currently is. Determining the price per acre should no longer be a guessing game. Its price at any time should be readily apparent. Peak Soil Indexes offers the marketplace genuine farmland indexes derived from transparent documentation. The indexes can easily be applied to farm management products that benefit investment and agricultural trade.

Why Farmland Indexes?

Farmland has become an increasingly popular asset class, yet burdensome to own.
Many investors are currently unable to take advantage of farmland's attractive investment attributes. Financial, legal, operational and other deterrents all discourage ownership.
An investment in farmland is generally long term in nature and lacks real liquidity.
Farmland has attractive asset class features; it has a low correlation to other asset classes and high correlation to inflation.
Increased liquidity encourages participation from a broader user base.
There are limited alternative investments to physical ownership.
No adequate hedging tools are available for those with market exposure.
Farmland has constructive long term investment features similar to those found in other strategic commodities.
Tangible investments with a capped downside and liquidity are in demand.
Current farmland indexes are questionable. A legitimate index using reliable, recorded documentation derived from an objective methodology is needed.
Farmland indexes can be tailored to specific geographic regions and soil characteristics.
A commodity with both interested buyers and sellers.
Benchmark farmland indexes provide the foundation for product development.