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Sale of Australia’s S. Kidman & Co. Garners Deal of the Year Honors

Other honorees from 2016 include Ranchland Deal of the Year, Agriculture Deal of the Year, and Timberland Deal of the Year. A remarkable series of landmark transactions takes center stage in the Spring 2017 issue of The Magazine of the

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Feature, Great Plains, Illinois, International, Midwest, News Desk, Oklahoma, Timber

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

Trump Orders Review of National Monuments Over Last Two Decades

Secretary of Interior to vet designations since 1996. President Donald Trump directed Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to review national monuments greater than 100,000 acres created by the Antiquities Act since January 1, 1996. The Antiquities Act Executive Order,

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Posted in Feature, Federal Policy, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Midwest, News Desk, Northeast, Pacific, South, Southwest, West

The Land Report Spring 2017

The Land Report Spring 2017 issue

The Magazine of the American Landowner announces its much anticipated Deals of the Year. This year’s honorees include: Deal of the Year: S. Kidman & Co Sells to Australian Outback Beef Ranchland Deal of the Year: Osage Nation Buys Bluestem Ranch

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Posted in Agriculture, Arkansas, Auctions, Back Issues, Cattle, Farming, Federal Policy, Georgia, Great Plains, Indiana, International, Midwest, Minerals, News Desk, Oklahoma, Public Land, South, Texas, Timber

1031 Exchanges Endangered

Congress considers eliminating this essential tax tool for landowners. Text by Eric O’Keefe | Photography by Jason Walsmith Grover Norquist is bullish on the prospects for passage of tax reform legislation this year. However, the founder and president of Americans

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, Federal Policy, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Midwest, News Desk, Northeast, Pacific, South, Southwest, States, Taxes, West

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

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

Land Report February 2017 Newsletter

STOP THE PRESSES! CONGRESS CONSIDERS ELIMINATING 1031 EXCHANGES! 1031s are an essential tax-deferral mechanism for landowners coast to coast. Grover Norquist tells The Land Report that tax reform by Congress is a certainty. Norquist adds that 1031s are under consideration for

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Posted in Agriculture, Conservation, Federal Policy, Georgia, Golf, Midwest, Newsletter, Oklahoma, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Southwest, Taxes, Texas, Water

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

Posted in Feature, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Midwest, Missouri, News Desk, Ohio

Farmland Partners Acquires 8,638 Acres of Illinois Farmland at Auction for $55 Million

River bottomland goes for $6,400-plus per acre. Farmland Partners Inc. (FPI) has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire 8,638 acres of row crop farms in Illinois for $55.3 million in cash. The Denver-based REIT will fund the transaction with

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Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Farming, Feature, Illinois, Midwest

2016 Land Report 100

The Land Report Winter 2016 issue

More than 20 new landowners grace the ranks of the 2016 Land Report 100 sponsored. Among the new Land Report 100ers are California’s Fisher family, who founded The Gap in 1969. With some 440,000 acres in Northern California, the Fishers ranked No.

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