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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

Buying a Piece of Ground

Tom and Meredith Brokaw had no idea about the adventure they were about to undertake when they decided to buy a ranch in Montana in the late 1980s. “It was kind of a romantic idea that I had of buying

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Posted in Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Interviews, Midwest, Montana, Recreation

Indiana, Wisconsin Bolster Corn Belt Land Values

The American Farmer did it again in 2016: besting all-time records for corn and bean production. The increased volume almost compensated for falling commodity prices. Almost. — The Editors NATIONAL – TREND At 15.1 billion bushels, US corn production in

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

Land Report 2016 Agriculture Deal of the Year: Wilder Farms Acquisition by Farmland Partners

It’s not often that more than a dozen square miles of Illinois farmland come to market at one time, but that’s exactly what happened last December. The 46 tracts were spread out over two counties, just east of the Iowa

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Posted in Agriculture, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Illinois, Midwest

Sale of Australia’s S. Kidman & Co. Garners Deal of the Year Honors

Other honorees from 2016 include Ranchland Deal of the Year, Agriculture Deal of the Year, and Timberland Deal of the Year. A remarkable series of landmark transactions takes center stage in the Spring 2017 issue of The Magazine of the

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Feature, Great Plains, Illinois, International, Midwest, News Desk, Oklahoma, Timber

Bumper Crop Gird Land Values

Farmland values in the Midwest decreased by just 1 percent in 2016, thanks to record-setting production numbers. At 15.1 billion bushels, US corn production in 2016 jumped 11 percent over 2015 to set a new record. Soybeans enjoyed a similar

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

Trump Orders Review of National Monuments Over Last Two Decades

Secretary of Interior to vet designations since 1996. President Donald Trump directed Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to review national monuments greater than 100,000 acres created by the Antiquities Act since January 1, 1996. The Antiquities Act Executive Order,

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

The Land Report Spring 2017

The Land Report Spring 2017 issue

The Magazine of the American Landowner announces its much anticipated Deals of the Years. This year’s honorees include: Deal of the Year: S. Kidman & Co Sells to Australian Outback Beef Ranchland Deal of the Year: Osage Nation Buys Bluestem Ranch

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Posted in Agriculture, Arkansas, Auctions, Back Issues, Cattle, Farming, Federal Policy, Georgia, Great Plains, Indiana, International, Midwest, Minerals, News Desk, Oklahoma, Public Land, South, Texas, Timber

1031 Exchanges Endangered

Congress considers eliminating key landowner tax tool. Text by Eric O’Keefe | Photography by Jason Walsmith Grover Norquist is bullish on the prospects for passage of tax reform legislation this year. However, the founder and president of Americans for Tax

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