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2014 Land Report Best Brokerage: AFM Land Sales

AFM Land Sales www.afmlandsales.com (704) 527-6780 2014 Sales: > $500 Million Who: Providing brokerage and expert acquisition analysis of timberland, recreational farmland, hunting plantations, and conservation properties. Wow: A $78 million sale that included properties in the Pacific Northwest and

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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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First Annual Loss in Corn Belt Since 1986

In spite of record production numbers for corn and soybeans, farmland values in the Seventh Federal Reserve District fell for the first time in more than two decades. – The Editors NATIONAL — TREND In 2014, American farmers beat their

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Corn Belt Sees First Decline Since 1986

Despite record numbers for both corn and soybean production, the Seventh Federal Reserve District, which includes Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin, saw a 3 percent decrease in “good” farmland values for 2014. It was the first yearly decline since

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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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2013 Land Report Best Brokerages: LandRadar.com by Close-Converse

LandRadar.com by Close-Converse www.landradar.com (218) 828-3334 2013 Sales: < $50 Million Who: Potlatch Preferred Broker specializes in hunting, recreational, and agriculture properties in North Central Minnesota. Many of the properties are for Potlatch Corporation and other clients. Sales sizes range

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Mixed Signals on Midwest Farmland

Seventh Federal Reserve District Sees 2-Percent Drop in 3Q By the close of the third quarter, farmland values in Indiana and Michigan had moved up, those in Illinois and Iowa had dropped, and Wisconsin’s values stayed the same. That’s the

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Midwest Farm Values Inch Higher

The good news? For the fifth consecutive year, ag values in the all-important Seventh Federal Reserve District moved up. The bad news? The days of double-digit gains are a thing of the past. — The Editors NATIONAL — TREND A

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2013 Land Report Best Brokerages: 1 Stop Realty

1 Stop Realty www.1stop-realty.com (507) 634-7033 2013 Sales: $100 – $200 Million Who: Full-service real-estate marketing firm was founded in the early 1970s by the late Warren Swenson. Son Kirk joined the firm in 1979. Specializes in the management and

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Farmland Values Feel the Heat in the Midwest

Several surprising storylines emerge from the Seventh Federal Reserve District, home of bumper crops and bellwether land values. — The Editors NATIONAL — TREND In addition to a downturn in corn and soybean prices – corn fell 12 percent and

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