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Land Report September 2021 Newsletter

Breaking stories dominate our September newsletter: USDA reports a 7 percent increase in farmland values Montana’s $136.25 million Climbing Arrow sells $4.5 billion pipeline proposed to capture carbon at Midwest ethanol plants ConocoPhillips pays $9.5 billion for Shell’s Permian Basin

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Posted in Great Plains, Iowa, Midwest, Montana, Nebraska, Newsletter, North Dakota, South Dakota, Southwest, Texas, West

The Land Report Summer 2021

Our Summer 2021 Issue features a compelling lineup of great reads: Sporting Properties: Tour one of Bear Bryant’s favorite haunts, Alabama’s Sedgefield Plantation, and then go west to Colorado’s Elk Creek Ranch. Rocky Mountains: Go behind the scenes at Montana’s

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Posted in Back Issues, Great Plains, Midwest, Northeast, South, West

Land Report July 2021 Newsletter

WEYERHAEUSER closed on the sale of 145,000 acres of high-elevation timberland in Washington to Portland-based Hampton Resources for $266 million. That’s the lead story in our July newsletter, which also includes: Sealed bids on Garst Farm due August 6 Farmers

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Posted in Midwest, Newsletter, Pacific, Southwest, West

Midwest Farmland Values Up In the Third Quarter

The overall 2 percent rise represents the first year-over-year increase in ag land values in the past six years with Indiana and Wisconsin leading the way at 6 percent and 3 percent, respectively. Illinois grew 2 percent with Iowa at

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

Bill Gates: America’s Top Farmland Owner

By ERIC O’KEEFE The cofounder of Microsoft and his wife rank as America’s largest private farmland owners. Call it a hunch, but the story did not jibe. I scanned the headline for the umpteenth time and then read and reread

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Great Plains, Land Report 100, Midwest, Pacific, South, Southwest, West

Leading Harvest Receives Walton Family Foundation Grant

The award supports a pilot program in the Upper Mississippi River Watershed with the goal of removing barriers, accelerating sustainability certification, and jumpstarting market opportunities for producers. The funding advances Leading Harvest’s Farm Management Standard program, which addresses everything from

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Posted in Agriculture, Farming, Feature, Midwest, Mississippi, News Desk, Water

Trillion-Dollar Bet On American Farmland

An aging demographic heralds a seismic shift in agricultural asset ownership. — Dan Charles For a glimpse of what could happen to a trillion dollars’ worth of American farmland, meet Ray Williams. He’s a lawyer-turned farmer, growing organic grain and

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Posted in Agriculture, Farming, Feature, Iowa, Midwest, Oregon, Pacific, Water

Illinois Farmland Holds Steady at $10,500 Per Acre

So concluded a year-end survey conducted in February that asked Illinois appraisers and farmland real estate brokers for their take on the market. Despite considerable swings in commodities pricing, the value of excellent quality farmland did not take a hit

Posted in Agriculture, Farming, Feature, Illinois, Midwest, News Desk

Land Report April 2020 Newsletter

Our April newsletter showcases the debut of our 2020 Texas special issue, which features an in-depth look at the battle to save bobwhite and blue quail. Other quick reads include: Land values in Nebraska rise 3 percent Illinois farmland holds

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Posted in Great Plains, Midwest, Newsletter, South, Southwest, West

Corn Farmers Brace for Drop in Demand

The coronavirus pandemic is resulting in lower demand for gasoline and negatively impacting demand for corn used for ethanol. According to Todd Hubbs at the University of Illinois, gasoline consumption could dip 15 to 20 percent in the coming months,

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Posted in Agriculture, Energy, Farming, Feature, Great Plains, Illinois, Midwest, News Desk

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