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Land Values in Corn Belt Shed Three Percent


Stalling commodity prices take their toll with corn off 21 percent and soybeans down 33 percent from 2014 highs. —The Editors MIDWEST – FOCUS The following conclusions are based on survey responses of 221 agricultural bankers in the Seventh District.

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

U.S. Department of Agriculture Incentivizes Ranchers, Farmers, and Timber Owners


In an effort to bolster declining honey bee populations nationwide, the USDA has set aside $4 million for a public-private conservation strategy. In the warm-weather months, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin welcome some 70 percent of

Posted in Agriculture, Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, Great Plains, Michigan, Midwest, Minnesota, Montana, News Desk, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin

Land’s Best Friend: Time to Up the Ante

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Take your puppy to the next level with these simple steps. — Henry Chappell If you have followed my advice on starting your puppy off by working on the basics, your pup sits on command and stays for half a

Posted in Dogs, Feature, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Henry Chappell, Midwest, Northeast, Pacific, South, Southwest, West

U.S. Interior, Justice Departments to Settle with Tribes


The United States Department of the Interior along with the Department of Justice have agreed to a proposed $940 million settlement to resolve a quarter-century-old legal dispute with Native American tribes. At issue: costs for programs the federal government mandated

Posted in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Feature, Federal Policy, Florida, Georgia, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Midwest, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, News Desk, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northeast, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pacific, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South, South Carolina, South Dakota, Southwest, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

2014 Land Report Best Brokerage: Peoples Company


Peoples Company (515) 240-7500 2014 Sales: $100 – $250 Million Who: Offers investment, management, and appraisal services in eight Midwestern states. Wow: 2014 saw a 56 percent increase in sales; Peoples Company also acquired Total Realty in DeWitt, Iowa,

Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Hunting, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Midwest, Missouri, News Desk, Ohio, Recreation, Residential Property

Indiana’s State Court Sides with Citizens


Alliance for the Great Lakes, Save the Dunes, and the State of Indiana’s Long Beach Community Alliance prevailed in litigation to uphold the public’s right to recreate on the Indiana portion of Lake Michigan. Two lawsuits were brought by beachfront

Posted in Feature, Indiana, Midwest, News Desk, Public Land, Recreation

2014 Land Report Best Brokerage: LandVest


LandVest (617) 723-1800 2014 Sales: > $500 Million Who: “LandVest’s brokerage business manages the disposition, planning, and marketing of investment-grade timberland properties on behalf (and to) institutional investors and high-net-worth families. We specialize in the largest and most complex

Posted in Arkansas, California, Conservation, Feature, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Maine, Maryland, Midwest, New Hampshire, News Desk, North Carolina, Northeast, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pacific, Pennsylvania, South, Timber, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin

2014 Land Report Best Brokerage: LandLeader


LandLeader www.landleader (844) 281-4301 2014 Sales: > $500 Million Who: Marketing and listing service specializing in promoting land, ranches, recreational properties, farms, waterfront properties, and hunting land. Wow: In its very first year, LandLeader membership grew to over 170 land

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

High Court Strikes Down Federal Program


A majority of justices sided with raisin farmer Marvin Horne in his battle against a federal program created to keep excess raisins off the market. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the 8-1 decision, with the court’s more conservative justices assenting.

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

2014 Land Report Best Brokerage: Lashley Land and Recreational Brokers


Lashley Land and Recreational Brokers (308) 532-9300 2014 Sales: $50 – $100 Million Who: Focuses on the western half of Nebraska with an eye toward the needs of the rancher, farmer, and outdoor sportsman. Wow: Listed Winemaker’s Island Preserve

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Hunting, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Midwest, Missouri, Nebraska, News Desk, Ohio, Recreation, Residential Property
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