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Indiana Farmland Skyrockets in Q4

A combination of global and regional factors, including increased demand for grain, falling yields, and rising commodity prices, propelled the value of top-tier Indiana farmland as much as 25 percent in the final quarter of 2010. The usual rate? Over

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Iowa Farmland Moves Up 13%

The Chicago Fed reports that farmland values rose 10% in the Seventh Federal Reserve District, which covers all of Iowa, the southern two-thirds of Wisconsin, the northern half of Illinois, the northern two-thirds of Indiana and the southern three-fourths of

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For Sale: Kevin Costner’s Field of Dreams for $5.4 Million

By all accounts, it’s the typical sort of listing you see advertised in The Land Report: FOR SALE. 193-acre corn farm for sale in eastern Iowa for $5.4 million. Owned and farmed by same family for over a century. Includes two-bedroom

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On the Block: 1,600 acres of Illinois Farmland Sept. 10

VeraSun Energy will auction approximately 1,600 acres of Illinois farmland on Sept. 10 with Schrader and Westchester auction companies managing the sale. The land, located in Montgomery, Madison, and Vermilion counties, consists primarily of high-quality tillable farmland, including some located

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Duke Energy Makes Major Investment in GreenTrees

Duke Energy has become the lead investor in GreenTrees, a privately managed forest restoration program created and managed by C2I for landowners in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley: Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana. This enormous valley once

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On the Block: 170 Acres in Marion County, Illinois

Update: The complete tract of land went unsold during the brief auction. The first tract at 50 acres was passed on at $120,000, the second tract at 40 acres was unsold at $96,000, and the third tract at 80 acres

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Posted in Auctions, Conservation, Farming, Feature, Grant Gannon, Hunting, Midwest, Recreation

Quail Unlimited Announces “Reload Iowa”

The loss of more than one-quarter million acres of Conservation Reserve Program land is one of the many reasons that harvest numbers of pheasant and quail in Iowa have dropped from 1.9 million and 1.1 million in the 1970s to less than 500,000

Posted in Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Hunting, Midwest, News Desk, Regional News, Topics

Illinois Land Auction Gins $24 Million

A crowd of 800, including 250 bidders, gathered at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield on Jan. 21 and spent more than six hours and $24 million to acquire 4,000 acres of prime Illinois farmland.

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Iowa Farmland Sets Record Highs for Sixth Straight Year

Iowa State reports that the value of an average acre of farmland has increased for the ninth year in a row to an all-time high. According to the survey’s director, ISU Extension farm economist Mike Duffy, land values have doubled

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Chesapeake Gets $3+ Billion Injection for Marcellus Shale

So the bottom has fallen out of the energy markets and commodity prices are dropping even lower. Next step? Time to welcome the overseas investors. Remember, folks, we’ve got trillions of dollars of assets tied up in land, and all

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Posted in Energy, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Midwest, Minerals, News Desk, Northeast, Regional News, South, Topics

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