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2016 Marks Third Consecutive Drop in Corn Belt Farm Values

The Seventh Federal Reserve District reported a 1% drop in agricultural land values in 2016. This follows decreases of 3% in both 2015 and 2014. Senior Business Economist David Oppedahl noted the following: • The decrease in the agricultural land

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1031 Exchanges Endangered

Congress considers eliminating key landowner tax tool. Grover Norquist is bullish on the prospects for passage of tax reform legislation this year. However, the founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform is sounding an alarm on the potential repeal

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Food Costs Fall, and Farmland Values Follow

Not even the Cubs’ World Series victory could prevent the Corn Belt from enduring a fourth straight quarter of year-over-year declines in farmland values. — The Editors NATIONAL – TREND Only a few years have passed since commodity prices reached

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Low Commodity Prices Push Land Values Down

Corn, soybeans, wheat, cattle, hogs — falling prices mean farm incomes lag across the Tenth District. —The Editors Using responses from 210 banks, economists at the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank presented a survey of Agricultural Credit Conditions covering the

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Guaranteed Loan Programs Find Favor

Ag lenders are reducing exposure to lending risks by requiring more farm real estate as collateral for large, non-real estate farm loans. —The Editors Using responses from 213 banks, economists with the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank presented a survey

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Corn Belt Sees Consecutive Annual Declines

The Seventh District registers back-to-back drops in farmland values for the first time since the mid-1980s. NATIONAL – TREND Two factors put downward pressure on row crops in 2015: record (or near-record) harvests; and the strong dollar, which slowed exports.

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Wildfire Torch Record Acreage in 2015

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that wildfires burned a record 10,125,149 acres across the United States last year. The 2015 total eclipsed the previous record, which was set in 2006. Of last year’s blazes, more than 50 exceeded 50,000 acres,

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Agriculture Sector Endures Second Straight Annual Decline

The Department of Agriculture is projecting that 2015 will mark another down year for American farmers and ranchers with agricultural sector production projected to fall 9.2 percent to $427 billion. Contributing factors include increased global competition and a slowdown in

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2014 Land Report Best Brokerage: Whitetail Properties Real Estate

Whitetail Properties Real Estate www.whitetailproperties.com (217) 285-9000 2014 Sales: $250 – $500 Million Who: Experts in farms, ranches, and hunting properties. Wow: Finished 2014 nearly 30 percent up year-over-year. Insight: “We had our best year in sales,” says COO Paul

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2014 Land Report Best Brokerage: Mason & Morse Ranch Company

Mason & Morse Ranch Company www.ranchland.com (970) 928-7100 2014 Sales: $100 – $250 Million Who: Specializing in premier ranches, recreational lands, and farms with expertise in marketing rural land with luxury assets. Wow: Sold Gutierrez Cattle & Recreational Ranch, a

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