Arkansas

Job Growth in Agriculture Sector Outpaces Graduates

Each year an average of 57,900 job openings are created in agriculture and renewable natural resources, yet only 35,400 college degrees in agricultural-related fields are awarded in the U.S. This leaves a shortfall of 22,500 positions. According to the USDA,

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Land Report 2014 Agriculture Deal of the Year: Proventus Portfolio

A multi-state portfolio totaling 13,450 acres in the Midwest, Delta, Southwest, and Rocky Mountains sold for more than $46 million. The massive sale required four days of auctions by Schrader Real Estate and Auction Company. “We had good results on

Posted in Agriculture, Arkansas, Auctions, Colorado, Eric OKeefe, Farming, Feature, Illinois, Louisiana, Midwest, Mississippi, News Desk, South, Southwest, Texas, West

Farmland Partners to Purchase Eight Row Crop Farms

Farmland Partners Inc. (NYSE: FPI) will acquire 15,042 acres of farmland in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia for $49.8 million in cash and 2,981,971 shares of the company’s stock as well as units of limited partnership interest in the

Posted in Agriculture, Alabama, Arkansas, Farming, Feature, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, News Desk, North Carolina, South, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia

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,

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Molpus Woodlands Group Announces Closing of Fund IV

Jackson-based Molpus Woodlands Group closed Fund IV with $662.5 million in commitments. According to the timberland investment management organization (TIMO), the fund was oversubscribed and exceeded its target of $500 million in 12 months from the first close. A diverse,

Posted in Alabama, Arkansas, Feature, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, News Desk, North Carolina, South, South Carolina, Tennessee, Timber, Virginia, West Virginia

2012 Land Report Best Brokerages: Lile Real Estate

Lile Real Estate www.lilerealestate.com (501) 374-3411 2012 Sales: $50 – $100 Million Who: Headquartered in Arkansas. Primarily an agricultural real estate and investment firm with an emphasis on recreational properties, particularly those with waterfowl hunting opportunities. Wow: Privately placed a

Posted in Arkansas, Feature, Hunting, News Desk, South

2012 Land Report Best Brokerages: Tom Smith Land and Homes

Tom Smith Land and Homes www.tomsmithland.com (601) 209-3284 2012 Sales: $50 – $100 Million Who: Focuses primarily on tracts with recreational value as well as timber investment throughout the Southeast. Wow: Listed Brandywine Island, a 10,000-acre island on the Mississippi

Posted in Arkansas, Feature, South, Tennessee, Timber

2012 Land Report Best Brokerages: Mossy Oak Properties of Louisiana

Mossy Oak Properties of Louisiana www.mossyoakpropertiesla.com (888) 318-5263 2012 Sales: $50 – $100 Million Who: Specializes in timber, development, agriculture, and recreational land. Operates primarily in Louisiana, Arkansas, and Texas with national reach. Wow: 2012 sales exceeded those of 2011

Posted in Agriculture, Arkansas, Feature, Louisiana, News Desk, Recreation, South, Texas, Timber

2012 Land Report Best Brokerages: Outdoor Properties

Outdoor Properties www.outdoorproperties.com (901) 850-9085 2012 Sales: $50-$100 Million Who: Specializes in recreational properties and farmland with offices in Tennessee and Arkansas. Emphasis on identifying highly improved and highly valuable listings for investors and recreationists. Wow: Closed a $19 million

Posted in Arkansas, Feature, News Desk, South, Tennessee

Farmland Values Spike in Midwest and Mid-South

Second-quarter numbers trend higher in the Eighth Federal Reserve District, which includes all of Arkansas and portions of Missouri, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois. — The Editors Using responses from 48 agricultural banks, the St. Louis Fed presented its

Posted in Agriculture, Arkansas, Cattle, Feature, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Midwest, Mississippi, Missouri, News Desk, South, Tennessee

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