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First Annual Loss in Corn Belt Since 1986

In spite of record production numbers for corn and soybeans, farmland values in the Seventh Federal Reserve District fell for the first time in more than two decades. — The Editors NATIONAL – TREND In 2014, American farmers beat their

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

Land’s Best Friend: Start Your Puppy Off on the Right Paw

Happiness at home starts with a routine. –Henry Chappell Regular, gentle training during feeding time and playtime gets a pup off to a quick start. At four months, this German shorthaired pointer already knew her name. If you’ve followed my

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

2013 Land Report Best Brokerage: Whitetail Properties Real Estate

Whitetail Properties Real Estate www.whitetailproperties.com (217) 285-9000 2013 Sales: $300- $500 Million Who: Founded in 2007 for the sole purpose of bringing together buyers and sellers of hunting, ranchland, and farmland. This real estate company averages a farm or ranch

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Hunting, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Midwest, Missouri, Ohio, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property

Corn Belt Sees First Decline Since 1986

Despite record numbers for both corn and soybean production, the Seventh Federal Reserve District, which includes Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin, saw a 3 percent decrease in “good” farmland values for 2014. It was the first yearly decline since

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

Productive Ag Land Piques International Investors

The Economist is reporting that broad demographic trends are driving more and more investors, including sovereign funds, to consider investments related to ag land and increased productivity. “Institutional investors such as pension funds see farmland as fertile ground to plough,

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2014 Land Report 100: 70-79

No. 71 David Murdock 149,702 acres The 91-year-old Dole Food CEO has built a fortune, and not just by selling pineapples. Murdock’s privately held Castle & Cooke is heavily invested in real estate development in Hawaii and California. No. 72

Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Conservation, Energy, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Great Plains, Hawaii, Kansas, Midwest, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, News Desk, Pacific, Southwest, Texas, West

Asian Carp Nearing Lake Michigan

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reports that Asian carp are knocking on the door of the Great Lakes. Sampling data, collected in October, show the presence of bighead or silver carp DNA throughout the Chicago Area Waterway System less

Posted in Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Midwest, Missouri, News Desk, Ohio, Water

2013 Land Report Best Brokerages: Peoples Company

Peoples Company www.peoplescompany.com (515) 240-7500 2013 Sales: $100 – $200 Million Who: Based in Iowa, Peoples is licensed throughout the Midwest into the Great Plains and the Northern Rockies. Wow: The company’s annual Land Investment Expo, which featured T. Boone

Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Cattle, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Great Plains, Hunting, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Midwest, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Recreation, Residential Property, South Dakota, Wisconsin

U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Chief Economist Retires

Dr. Joseph Glauber announced his retirement from federal service effective December 31, 2014. A graduate of the University of Chicago (AB) and the University of Wisconsin (PhD), Glauber was responsible for the USDA’s agricultural forecasts and projections as well as

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

2013 Land Report Best Brokerages: United Country Real Estate

United Country Real Estate www.unitedcountry.com (800) 999-1020 2013 Sales: > $1 Billion Who: Largest fully integrated network of conventional and auction land real estate professionals in the U.S. and Latin America. Specializing in ranches, recreational land, and farmland. Supports nearly

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