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The Land Report Fall 2018

Our Investing Issue takes a look at two completely different strategies: one built on blood, sweat, and salt, and the other based on speculation and greed. Guess which one lost $100 million? Other great reads in our fall issue include: Farmland: Bill

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Posted in Agriculture, Back Issues, Cattle, Conservation, Farming, Hunting, Midwest, News Desk, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, South, Southwest, Timber, Water, West

Increasing Percentage of Family-Owned Farms Are Not Family-Farmed

According to the Department of Agriculture, 99 percent of all farms in the US are family-owned, not corporate farms. Yet because of demographic trends and costly barriers to entry, only 60 percent of farmland nationwide is actually farmed by those

Posted in Agriculture, Farming, Feature, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Midwest, Missouri, News Desk, Ohio

Stable Farmland Values Trump Falling Commodity Prices

Year-over-year farmland values in the Corn Belt are holding steady; however, in the most recent quarter, an uptick in Iowa and in Wisconsin pulled overall values in the Seventh District into positive territory for 2018. — The Editors NATIONAL –

Posted in Agriculture, Equities, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Midwest, Missouri, News Desk, Ohio

Land Report June 2018 Newsletter

In our June newsletter, the long arm of the law takes center stage: The Supreme Court hands Florida a win over Georgia in a water dispute In Texas, private land seizures have begun as the administration builds its border wall

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Energy, Farming, Federal Policy, International, Midwest, Minerals, News Desk, Newsletter, Northeast, Public Land, Recreation, Southwest, Taxes, Timber, Water, West

Corn Belt Ag Values Edge Slightly Higher in 2017

The Chicago Fed reports that a three-year slide in farmland values in the Seventh Federal Reserve District has come to an end. According to senior business economist David Oppedahl, an annual increase of 1 percent in nominal terms was recorded

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Posted in Agriculture, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Midwest, Missouri, News Desk, Ohio

Chicago Fed Reports Minimal Change Over Last Year

Farmland values in the Seventh Federal Reserve District saw a year-over-year decrease of 1 percent in the third quarter of 2017. The Midwest has not experienced a year-over-year decrease or increase in agricultural land values greater than 1 percent in

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Midwest, Missouri, News Desk, Ohio

2017 Land Report 100

2017 Land Report 100

America’s largest landowners continue to increase their holdings. That’s one of the many takeaways from the 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader. Liberty Media chairman John Malone retained the top spot as the nation’s largest landowner with 2.2 million

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Posted in Agriculture, Back Issues, Cattle, Conservation, Developers, Energy, Equestrian, Farming, Federal Policy, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Hunting, Land Report 100, Midwest, Minerals, News Desk, Northeast, Pacific, South, Southwest, Timber, Water, West

Chicago Fed to Host Global Ag Conference

Anyone remotely interested in US agriculture and its ties to the global economy should make plans to attend the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Agricultural Conference on Tuesday, November 28. The focus of the one-day event will be agricultural trade

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Posted in Agriculture, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Midwest, Missouri, News Desk, Ohio

Downward Trend in Corn Belt Land Values Comes to a Halt

Farmland values in the Seventh Federal Reserve District remained steady in the first quarter of 2017, a welcome development that ended a two-year slide in land values in the Midwest. As the chart below demonstrates, this newfound stability applied to

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Midwest, Missouri, Ohio

Cropland Values Hold Steady at $4,090 Per Acre Nationwide

The Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service announced that from 2016 to 2017, US cropland values remained constant at $4,090 per acre. Top gainers included Texas and Oklahoma, which saw increases of 6.3 and 6.1 percent, respectively. Kansas cropland

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

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