Farming

Downward Trend in Corn Belt Land Values Comes to a Halt

Farmland values in the Seventh Federal Reserve District remained steady in the first quarter of 2017, a welcome development that ended a two-year slide in land values in the Midwest. As the chart below demonstrates, this newfound stability applied to

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

For Sale: Colorado’s Nottingham Ranch Lists for $100 Million

Ed Swinford and Brent Rimel of Slifer Smith & Frampton have the listing on the landmark Eagle County property, which straddles the Colorado River west of Vail and south of Steamboat Springs. The Nottingham carries 1,200 cow-calf pairs on 19,493

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Colorado, Farming, Feature, Hunting, Water, West

Cropland Values Hold Steady at $4,090 Per Acre Nationwide

The Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service announced that from 2016 to 2017, US cropland values remained constant at $4,090 per acre. Top gainers included Texas and Oklahoma, which saw increases of 6.3 and 6.1 percent, respectively. Kansas cropland

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

Land Report August 2017 Newsletter

BREAKING NEWS! COLORADO’S CIELO VISTA RANCH SELLS. The 83,368-acre contiguous tract originally listed for $105 million with Jeff Hubbard and Pat Lancaster of Mirr Ranch Group. More details in our August newsletter, which also features four other standout properties: Colorado’s Nottingham

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Posted in Agriculture, Alabama, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Developers, Farming, Florida, Georgia, Hunting, Maine, Minerals, Mississippi, Newsletter, North Carolina

Wheat Farmer Ordered to Pay $2.8 Million

USA Today reports that a Northern California farmer received a multimillion-dollar fine for failing to apply for the necessary permit to plow and plant. “The case is the first time that we’re aware of that says you need to get

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Pacific, Water

SOLD! American Timberlands Acquires 2,000-acre Wadmalaw Island Farm

The South Carolina-based land investment firm paid $18.36 million ($9,180 per acre) for the Charleston County acreage belonging to the Walpole family. According to The Post and Courier, which first reported the story, the sale of the strategic parcel “amounts

Posted in Agriculture, Corinne Garcia, Farming, Feature, News Desk, South, South Carolina

Land Report July 2017 Newsletter

This month’s page-one story? The EPA has determined that there was no misconduct involved in 2015’s Gold King Mine spill. This news comes on the heels of the announcement by the agency that it was not legally able to pay

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Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Bankruptcy, California, Colorado, Conservation, Developers, Farming, Federal Policy, Montana, News Desk, Newsletter, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, West, Wyoming

Indiana, Wisconsin Bolster Corn Belt Land Values

The American Farmer did it again in 2016: besting all-time records for corn and bean production. The increased volume almost compensated for falling commodity prices. Almost. – The Editors NATIONAL — TREND At 15.1 billion bushels, US corn production in

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

Mixed Results from the Kansas City Fed

The agricultural sector in the Tenth Federal Reserve District, which includes Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Wyoming, and portions of Missouri and New Mexico, recently reported varied results for the first quarter of 2017. Although farm income continues to fall off,

Posted in Agriculture, Colorado, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, Great Plains, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, News Desk, Oklahoma, Wyoming

Bumper Crop Gird Land Values

Farmland values in the Midwest decreased by just 1 percent in 2016, thanks to record-setting production numbers. At 15.1 billion bushels, US corn production in 2016 jumped 11 percent over 2015 to set a new record. Soybeans enjoyed a similar

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

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