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2016 Marks Third Consecutive Drop in Corn Belt Farm Values

The Seventh Federal Reserve District reported a 1% drop in agricultural land values in 2016. This follows decreases of 3% in both 2015 and 2014. Senior Business Economist David Oppedahl noted the following: • The decrease in the agricultural land

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

2016 Land Report 100: Pingree Heirs

No. 10 Pingree Heirs 830,000 acres) Salem shipping merchant David Pingree purchased his first tract of Maine timberland in 1841. The savvy Bay Stater sensed that the golden age of the clipper ship was coming to an end. Furthermore, the

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Great Lakes, Kentucky, Land Report 100, Maine, Midwest, New Hampshire, Northeast, Ohio, Southwest, Texas, Timber, Wisconsin

1031 Exchanges Endangered

Congress considers eliminating key landowner tax tool. Grover Norquist is bullish on the prospects for passage of tax reform legislation this year. However, the founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform is sounding an alarm on the potential repeal

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Posted in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Eric OKeefe, 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

Land Report February 2017 Newsletter

STOP THE PRESSES! CONGRESS CONSIDERS ELIMINATING 1031 EXCHANGES! 1031s are an essential tax-deferral mechanism for landowners coast to coast. Grover Norquist tells The Land Report that tax reform by Congress is a certainty. Norquist adds that 1031s are under consideration for

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Posted in Agriculture, Conservation, Federal Policy, Georgia, Golf, Midwest, Newsletter, Oklahoma, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Southwest, Taxes, Texas, Water

Food Costs Fall, and Farmland Values Follow

Not even the Cubs’ World Series victory could prevent the Corn Belt from enduring a fourth straight quarter of year-over-year declines in farmland values. — The Editors NATIONAL – TREND Only a few years have passed since commodity prices reached

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

Farmland Partners Acquires 8,638 Acres of Illinois Farmland at Auction for $55 Million

River bottomland goes for $6,400-plus per acre. Farmland Partners Inc. (FPI) has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire 8,638 acres of row crop farms in Illinois for $55.3 million in cash. The Denver-based REIT will fund the transaction with

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Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Farming, Feature, Illinois, Midwest

2016 Land Report 100

Largest 100 Landowners

More than 20 new landowners grace the ranks of the 2016 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader. The landmark survey, now in its tenth year, is available HERE. Among the new Land Report 100ers are California’s Fisher family, who founded The Gap

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Posted in Agriculture, Back Issues, Cattle, Conservation, Energy, Farming, Feature, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Hunting, International, Land Report 100, Midwest, Minerals, News Desk, Northeast, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, South, Southwest, West

Low Commodity Prices Push Land Values Down

Corn, soybeans, wheat, cattle, hogs — falling prices mean farm incomes lag across the Tenth District. —The Editors Using responses from 210 banks, economists at the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank presented a survey of Agricultural Credit Conditions covering the

Posted in Feature, Great Plains, Kansas, Midwest, Missouri, New Mexico, News Desk, Southwest

Land’s Best Friend: The Noble Thief

Despite its inauspicious heritage, the Brittany spaniel is well beloved by its legions of fans. – Henry Chappell The rootstock of the modern Brittany, one of the world’s most beloved and versatile hunting breeds, is a less-than-savory tale. It dates

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

Land Report October 2016 Newsletter

Our October newsletter focuses on generating above-market returns, courtesy of: Chris Soules, aka, America’s most famous farmer Winecup Gamble Ranch, aka, America’s best ranch investment Innovative resource management at Carter Stilley Wetland & Stream Mitigation Bank Steve Hageman’s hunting paradise, The

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Posted in International, Iowa, Midwest, Nevada, New Mexico, News Desk, Newsletter, South, South Carolina, Southwest, Texas, Utah, West, Wyoming
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