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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

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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Mixed Signals on Midwest Farmland

Seventh Federal Reserve District Sees 2-Percent Drop in 3Q By the close of the third quarter, farmland values in Indiana and Michigan had moved up, those in Illinois and Iowa had dropped, and Wisconsin’s values stayed the same. That’s the

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

Midwest Farm Values Inch Higher

The good news? For the fifth consecutive year, ag values in the all-important Seventh Federal Reserve District moved up. The bad news? The days of double-digit gains are a thing of the past. – The Editors NATIONAL – TREND A

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Posted in Agriculture, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Midwest, News Desk, Wisconsin

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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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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2013 Land Report Best Brokerages: Hertz Real Estate Services

Hertz Real Estate Services www.hertz.ag (515) 382-1500 2013 Sales: $300 – $500 Million Who: Founded in 1946, Hertz Real Estate Services and Hertz Farm Management specialize in farmland with expertise in working with owners who don’t farm the land. Wow:

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

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