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USDA Statistics: Accuracy Lacking on Cash Rents and Crop Estimates, Study Says – DTN

USDA Statistics: Accuracy Lacking on Cash Rents and Crop Estimates, Study Says – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Oct 13, 2017

The National Academy of Sciences wants USDA’s lead statistical agency to develop new systems for gathering information for crop reports and other surveys. In a report released Wednesday, the National Academy highlighted that the National Agricultural Statistics Service could make

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Farmland: It’s Time for NASS to Change Method for Compiling Crop, Cash Rent Estimates – Study

Farmland: It’s Time for NASS to Change Method for Compiling Crop, Cash Rent Estimates – Study

👤From a Press Release 🕔Oct 11, 2017

Producing more precise county-level estimates of crops and farmland cash rents will require integrating multiple data sources using model-based predictions that are more transparent and reproducible, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The

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Farm Taxes: The Devil Really is in the Details When it Come to the Tax Code – DTN

Farm Taxes: The Devil Really is in the Details When it Come to the Tax Code – DTN

👤By Andy Biebl, DTN Tax Columnist 🕔Oct 10, 2017

Farmers and ranchers learn early in their careers that Congress has carved out special tax provisions for their industry. But, a farmer can be defined differently for different provisions. In general, the most common definition focuses on income from growing/raising

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Farm Real Estate Values: Highest Average was Corn Belt Region, 2017

Farm Real Estate Values: Highest Average was Corn Belt Region, 2017

👤Land Values Report From USDA 🕔Aug 3, 2017

The United States farm real estate value, a measurement of the value of all land and buildings on farms, averaged $3,080 per acre for 2017, up $70 per acre (2.3%) from 2016 values.  Regional changes in the average value of

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Nebraska Farmland: Ag Land and Buildings Down $5.6Bln from 2016

Nebraska Farmland: Ag Land and Buildings Down $5.6Bln from 2016

👤By Jim Jansen - Agricultural Systems Economics Extension Educator 🕔Jul 3, 2017

The 2017 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Report released today indicates that based on 2017 market values, the estimated total value of agricultural land and buildings in Nebraska fell to approximately $127.7 billion. That represents a decline of approximately $5.6 billion

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Louisiana: LSU Widens Leasing Of Experiment Station Lands

Louisiana: LSU Widens Leasing Of Experiment Station Lands

👤By Tobie Blanchard, LSU AgCenter 🕔May 11, 2017

Call it a sign of the times and tight budgets… The LSU AgCenter plans to lease land on two of its research stations during 2017. The Northeast Research Station near St. Joseph is looking at leasing approximately 80 acres. The

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Land Management Company Aggressively Seeking Permanent and Speciality Crop Acreage

Land Management Company Aggressively Seeking Permanent and Speciality Crop Acreage

👤From a Press Release 🕔Mar 17, 2017

An Illinois-based real estate and land management company has expressed an interest in buying permanent and specialty crop properties in the U.S. The company, Murray Wise Associates LLC, said in a press release this week that it is was working

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USDA Farm and Land Survey: 8,000 Fewer Farms 2016 vs. 2015

USDA Farm and Land Survey: 8,000 Fewer Farms 2016 vs. 2015

👤From USDA: National Agricultural Statistics Service 🕔Feb 17, 2017

The number of farms in the United States for 2016 is estimated at 2.06 million, down 8,000 farms from 2015. Total land in farms, at 911 million acres, decreased 1 million acres from 2015. The average farm size for 2016 is 442 acres,

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Farmland Prices And Ag Income Slump In Midwest, Delta States – St. Louis Fed

Farmland Prices And Ag Income Slump In Midwest, Delta States – St. Louis Fed

👤From The St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank 🕔Feb 9, 2017

Midwest and Mid-South farm income and expenditures fell during the fourth quarter of 2016, according to the latest Agricultural Finance Monitor published by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Meanwhile, quality farmland values and ranchland or pastureland values also

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Farmland: Shareholders Of 2 Major REITs – 220 Square Miles In Total

Farmland: Shareholders Of 2 Major REITs – 220 Square Miles In Total

👤From a press release 🕔Jan 31, 2017

Farmland Partners Inc. and American Farmland Company announced today that the stockholders of both companies have approved the proposed merger between FPI and AFCO. The merger is expected to close on February 2, at which time FPI will acquire all of the

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