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Job Growth in Agriculture Sector Outpaces Graduates

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Each year an average of 57,900 job openings are created in agriculture and renewable natural resources, yet only 35,400 college degrees in agricultural-related fields are awarded in the U.S. This leaves a shortfall of 22,500 positions. According to the USDA,

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Farmland: Bigger is Better in South Dakota

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Nationwide, 98 percent of farms are family owned; however, the average South Dakota farm is triple the size of the average American farm – and growing larger. Currently, only farms in Montana, New Mexico, and Wyoming exceed South Dakota’s 1,366-acre

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2013 Land Report Best Brokerage: Pifer’s Auction & Realty

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Pifer’s Auction & Realty www.pifers.com (218) 477-1968 2013 Sales: $100 – $200 Million Who: Full-service auction, real estate, and land management firm specializing in the sale and management of farmland. Wow: Pifer’s handled over 300 transactions for individual landowners, Fortune

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Great Plains, Kansas, Nebraska, News Desk, North Dakota, South Dakota

Productive Ag Land Piques International Investors

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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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2013 Land Report Best Brokerages: Peoples Company

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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, News Desk, North Dakota, Ohio, Recreation, Residential Property, South Dakota, Wisconsin

2013 Land Report Best Brokerages: J.P. Weigand & Sons

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J.P. Weigand & Sons www.weigand.com (316) 262-6400 2013 Sales: $50-$100 Million Who: Full-service real estate firm specializes in farm and ranch, recreational, transitional, and development land. Wow: Handled the sale of the 7,015-acre Hiatt Ranch in the Flint Hills of

Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Cattle, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Great Plains, Hunting, Kansas, Minerals, Nebraska, North Dakota, Recreation, Residential Property, South Dakota

2013 Land Report Best Brokerages: Dakota Properties

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Dakota Properties www.dakotaproperties.com (605) 717-1000 2013 Sales: $100 – $200 Million Who: Full-service brokerage and auction company specializing in the sale of farms, ranches, and recreational property throughout the Dakotas as well as Wyoming, Montana, and Minnesota. Wow: Exceeded $400

Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Great Plains, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming

Beef Futures Soar

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The price of beef climbed to $5.96 a pound in April, a Schlitterbahn slide-worthy height backed up by the USDA’s 2014 food outlook. The report said beef was 11.1 percent more expensive this year than in April last year, even

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Great Plains, Kansas, Nebraska, News Desk, North Dakota, South Dakota

2013 Land Report 100: No. 80-89

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No. 80 Crosby Family 135,000 acres Based in New Orleans, Crosby Land and Resources celebrates its 75th anniversary in November. The family-owned forestry business is led by Robert H. Crosby III, who was named the 2013 Forest Landowner of the

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Great Plains, Hunting, Louisiana, Maine, Nebraska, New Mexico, Northeast, Oklahoma, Recreation, South, South Dakota, Southwest, Texas, Timber, West, Wyoming

2012 Land Report Best Brokerages: Clark & Associates Land Brokers

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Clark & Associates Land Brokers www.clarklandbrokers.com (307) 334-2025 2012 Sales: > $150 Million Who: Specializes in farm and ranch real estate. Offers traditional brokerage, auction services, and management in Wyoming, Montana, Colorado, Nebraska, and the Dakotas. Wow: Sold the 39,000-acre

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