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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

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Corn Belt Sees Consecutive Annual Declines

The Seventh District registers back-to-back drops in farmland values for the first time since the mid-1980s. NATIONAL — TREND Two factors put downward pressure on row crops in 2015: record (or near-record) harvests; and the strong dollar, which slowed exports.

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

Wildfire Torch Record Acreage in 2015

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that wildfires burned a record 10,125,149 acres across the United States last year. The 2015 total eclipsed the previous record, which was set in 2006. Of last year’s blazes, more than 50 exceeded 50,000 acres,

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Agriculture Sector Endures Second Straight Annual Decline

The Department of Agriculture is projecting that 2015 will mark another down year for American farmers and ranchers with agricultural sector production projected to fall 9.2 percent to $427 billion. Contributing factors include increased global competition and a slowdown in

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2014 Land Report Best Brokerage: Whitetail Properties Real Estate

Whitetail Properties Real Estate www.whitetailproperties.com (217) 285-9000 2014 Sales: $250 – $500 Million Who: Experts in farms, ranches, and hunting properties. Wow: Finished 2014 nearly 30 percent up year-over-year. Insight: “We had our best year in sales,” says COO Paul

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Land Values in Corn Belt Shed Three Percent

Stalling commodity prices take their toll with corn off 21 percent and soybeans down 33 percent from 2014 highs. –The Editors MIDWEST — FOCUS The following conclusions are based on survey responses of 221 agricultural bankers in the Seventh District.

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

U.S. Interior, Justice Departments to Settle with Tribes

The United States Department of the Interior along with the Department of Justice have agreed to a proposed $940 million settlement to resolve a quarter-century-old legal dispute with Native American tribes. At issue: costs for programs the federal government mandated

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2014 Land Report Best Brokerage: Peoples Company

Peoples Company www.peoplescompany.com (515) 240-7500 2014 Sales: $100 – $250 Million Who: Offers investment, management, and appraisal services in eight Midwestern states. Wow: 2014 saw a 56 percent increase in sales; Peoples Company also acquired Total Realty in DeWitt, Iowa,

Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Hunting, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Midwest, Missouri, Ohio, Recreation, Residential Property

Farmland Values Stabilize in the Midwest

Farmland values in the Seventh Federal Reserve District were unchanged from a year before and actually rose 1 percent in the first quarter of 2015. –The Editors MIDWEST — FOCUS The following conclusions are based on the responses of 234

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2014 Land Report Best Brokerage: Lashley Land and Recreational Brokers

Lashley Land and Recreational Brokers www.lashleyland.com (308) 532-9300 2014 Sales: $50 – $100 Million Who: Focuses on the western half of Nebraska with an eye toward the needs of the rancher, farmer, and outdoor sportsman. Wow: Listed Winemaker’s Island Preserve

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