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Record Harvests Gird Land Values in the Corn Belt

As demand tanked, corn and soybean yields surged in 2013. The result, according to the Chicago Fed, was the second smallest gain in farmland values over the last decade. – The Editors NATIONAL – TREND In 2013, King Corn stumbled.

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

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Establishes Climate Hubs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has established seven regional hubs to address increasing risks from fires, invasive pests, devastating floods, and crippling droughts. Their purpose will be to translate reams of science and research into information that ranchers, forest landowners,

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

2013 A Disaster for Corn

Futures for corn, the most valuable U.S. crop sold on the Chicago Board of Trade, slumped 40 percent last year. It was the steepest price tumble since the 1960s. “We’re looking at an era of about three, four, five years

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Posted in Agriculture, Feature, Great Plains, Midwest, News Desk

Renewable Debacle

1.2 million acres of grassland have been plowed under, one of the many unwelcome byproducts of the EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard. Green energy. It sounds so environmentally friendly, so ecosensitive, so … green. What’s not to like about a fuel

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Posted in Corinne Garcia, Feature, Federal Policy, Midwest

Farmland Values Feel the Heat in the Midwest

Several surprising storylines emerge from the Seventh Federal Reserve District, home of bumper crops and bellwether land values. – The Editors NATIONAL – TREND In addition to a downturn in corn and soybean prices — corn fell 12 percent and

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Posted in Feature, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Midwest, News Desk, Wisconsin

Farmland Values Plateau in the 4th Quarter

The most recent quarterly farmland survey released by the Chicago Fed shows the steady rise in farmland values may be about to level off. Prices have been steadily rising, buoyed by increased investor interest as economic distress eased. The latest

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

2012 Land Report Best Brokerages: Mossy Oak Properties Land Sales and Services

Mossy Oak Properties Land Sales and Services www.landforsaleohio.com (614) 829-7070 2012 Sales: < $50 Million Who: Emphasis on rural holdings, especially recreational properties, timberland, and farmland, as well as properties marketed and sold primarily for their mineral rights. Headquarters are

Posted in Feature, Midwest, News Desk, Ohio, Recreation, Timber

2012 Land Report Best Brokerages: Farmers National Company

Farmers National Company www.farmersnational.com (800) 346-2650 2012 Sales: > $1 Billion Who: FNC is not a franchiser and prides itself on being a full-service company for landowners. Its brokerage includes private treaty and auction services, management services for land, oil

Posted in Feature, Great Plains, Midwest, Northeast, Pacific, South, Southwest, West

Farmland Values Spike in Midwest and Mid-South

Second-quarter numbers trend higher in the Eighth Federal Reserve District, which includes all of Arkansas and portions of Missouri, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois. – The Editors Using responses from 48 agricultural banks, the St. Louis Fed presented its

Posted in Agriculture, Arkansas, Cattle, Feature, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Midwest, Mississippi, Missouri, News Desk, South, Tennessee

Bumper Corn Crop and Worsening Prices May Come Soon

Expectations that U.S. farmers will harvest a record corn crop this year have many investors wagering that corn futures will continue to fall. Corn prices had already tumbled 37 percent by the end of September, making the grain one of

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

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