A new report indicates the value of Wisconsin farmland is on the rise.  U-W researchers found the average price of farmland in the state rose ten percent between 2017 and 2018 to four-thousand-345 dollars per acre.  That’s about eight-percent higher than five years ago.  Last year was the first time land values have increased since milk prices fell nearly five years ago.  The average value dropped a little in 2017 and 2017 or remained stable.  Researchers say the 2018 price increase could be from more optimism about commodity prices.