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2013 Land Report Best Brokerages: 1 Stop Realty

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1 Stop Realty www.1stop-realty.com (507) 634-7033 2013 Sales: $100 – $200 Million Who: Full-service real-estate marketing firm was founded in the early 1970s by the late Warren Swenson. Son Kirk joined the firm in 1979. Specializes in the management and

Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Conservation, Farming, Feature, Great Lakes, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin

2013 Land Report Best Brokerages: AFM Land Sales

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AFM Land Sales www.afmlandsales.com (704) 527-6780 2013 Sales: $200 – $300 Million Who: Specializing in the brokerage, acquisition, and analysis of timberland, recreational properties, farmland, hunting plantations, and conservation properties. Operates in timberland investment regions from the Pacific Northwest to

Posted in Agriculture, Conservation, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Hunting, Midwest, Northeast, Pacific, Recreation, South, Southwest, Timber, West

Crop Insurance Makeover

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As always, the new Farm Bill has plenty of moving parts, but one of the biggest changes is an overhaul of the USDA’s insurance cost-assistance program. Currently, farmers receive crop insurance subsidies as direct payments. Each year the total of

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Midwest, Northeast, Pacific, South, Southwest, West

2013 Land Report Best Brokerages: Farmers National Company

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Farmers National Company www.farmersnational.com (800) 346-2650 2013 Sales: > $1 Billion Who: Provides a full line of professional services to buyers, sellers, and landowners. In addition to brokerage services offering private treaty listings, auctions, and a buyer’s agency, FNC offers

Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Cattle, Energy, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Hunting, Midwest, Minerals, Northeast, Pacific, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Southwest, Timber, Water, West

The Bloom Is Off The Rows

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According to the Chicago Fed, farmland values in the bellwether Seventh District have tapered off thanks in part to lower commodity prices. The lone exception? Farms and ranches where those same commodities are nurturing valuable livestock. – The Editors NATIONAL

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Midwest, News Desk, Northeast, Pacific, South, Southwest, West

The Land Report Summer 2014

The Land Report Summer Issue 2014

Timber specialists, ranch brokers, recreational experts, productive ag pros - more than 100 firms from coast to coast were surveyed to prepare our fourth annual look at America’s Best Brokerages for the Summer 2014 edition of the Magazine of the American Landowner. Dozens more

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Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Back Issues, Bankruptcy, Cattle, Certified Communities, Conservation, Developers, Dogs, Energy, Equestrian, Equities, Farming, Federal Policy, Golf, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Hunting, International, Land Report 100, Land Report Top 10, Midwest, Minerals, Northeast, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Southwest, Taxes, Timber, Water, West

Extension Service Reaches the Century Mark

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The roots of today’s agricultural extension services reach all the way back to the early 1800s when landowners, farmers, and scientists gathered to talk shop at agricultural societies and clubs. Congress formalized the USDA’s Extension Service a century ago with

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Beef Prices Jump 25% in the First Quarter

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Record production costs, the smallest national herd in half a century, increased demand from China and Japan – whatever the reason, the price of U.S. beef has skyrocketed to its highest level in almost three decades. February’s $5.28 per-pound price

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Feature, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Midwest, News Desk, Northeast, Pacific, South, Southwest, West

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Establishes Climate Hubs

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has established seven regional hubs to address increasing risks from fires, invasive pests, devastating floods, and crippling droughts. Their purpose will be to translate reams of science and research into information that ranchers, forest landowners,

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Posted in Feature, Federal Policy, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Midwest, News Desk, Northeast, Pacific, South, Southwest, West

Farmland Values Plateau in the 4th Quarter

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The most recent quarterly farmland survey released by the Chicago Fed shows the steady rise in farmland values may be about to level off. Prices have been steadily rising, buoyed by increased investor interest as economic distress eased. The latest

Posted in Farming, Feature, Great Lakes, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Midwest, News Desk, Wisconsin

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