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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,

Posted in Agriculture, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Feature, Florida, Georgia, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, International, 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

2013 Land Report Best Brokerages: LandRadar.com by Close-Converse

LandRadar.com by Close-Converse www.landradar.com (218) 828-3334 2013 Sales: < $50 Million Who: Potlatch Preferred Broker specializes in hunting, recreational, and agriculture properties in North Central Minnesota. Many of the properties are for Potlatch Corporation and other clients. Sales sizes range

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Great Lakes, Hunting, Michigan, Minnesota, Recreation

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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Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Cattle, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Hunting, International, Midwest, Minerals, Northeast, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Southwest, West

2013 Land Report Best Brokerages: LandVest

LandVest www.landvest.com (617) 723-1800 2013 Sales: $200 – $300 Million Who: “Our brokerage business manages the disposition, planning, and marketing of investment-grade timberland properties on behalf of (and to) institutional investors and high-net-worth families. “We specialize in the largest and

Posted in Feature, Great Lakes, Northeast, Pacific, Timber

Panelists to Search for New Model of Conservation Funding

The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) has named 20 leaders from the outdoor recreation, retail and manufacturing sectors, the energy industry, and sportsmen’s groups to its Blue Ribbon Panel on Sustaining America’s Diverse Fish and Wildlife Resources. Under

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Midwest, News Desk, Northeast, Pacific, Public Land, South, Southwest, West

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Provides $13 Million for Organic Program

New Farm Bill funding is available to organic farmers and handlers in the form of cost-sharing assistance for certification-related expenses. The USDA organic farming payments cover up to 75 percent of an individual’s certification costs, up to a $750 maximum

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

2013 Land Report Best Brokerages: 1 Stop Realty

1 Stop Realty www.1stop-realty.com (507) 634-7033 2013 Sales: $100 – $200 Million Who: Full-service real-estate marketing firm was founded in the early 1970s by the late Warren Swenson. Son Kirk joined the firm in 1979. Specializes in the management and

Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Conservation, Farming, Feature, Great Lakes, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin

2013 Land Report Best Brokerages: AFM Land Sales

AFM Land Sales www.afmlandsales.com (704) 527-6780 2013 Sales: $200 – $300 Million Who: Specializing in the brokerage, acquisition, and analysis of timberland, recreational properties, farmland, hunting plantations, and conservation properties. Operates in timberland investment regions from the Pacific Northwest to

Posted in Agriculture, Conservation, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Hunting, Midwest, Northeast, Pacific, Recreation, South, Southwest, Timber, West

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