Category Archives: Land Values-Buying a Ranch

A New Way For Beginning Farmers to Access Land

 I’m really pressed for time but, if there is anyone out there who knows or has time to research it, please tell us where AFT gets its funding. My guess is government grants. — jtl By Ben Potter at AgWeb.com … Continue reading

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Rent an Acre or Buy an Acre, That Is the Question

Do you want to be in the farming business or the real estate business? In getting around the country, giving talks, teaching seminars, etc. I frequently find it appropriate to tell listeners, “You can make money ranching.” Invariably hear someone … Continue reading

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The Fallacy of “Buy Land — They’re Not Making Any More”

And that brings us to politics. Real estate can be cheapened shockingly quickly by taxes and crime, and those traditional drivers have been joined in recent decades by environmental politics. Tell us about it brother. Nobody knows better than the … Continue reading

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Perhaps The Best Investment For Surviving The Coming Dollar Collapse

With emerging economies moving towards a high meat diet, increasing livestock demand, and biofuels diverting crops from food use to energy crops, it doesn’t take a degree in calculus to see why arable farmland is attractive.  Every day there are … Continue reading

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Farm Feasibility Analysis, Part I

More often than not, the hardest part of this is Step 1–convincing the land owner to allow you to tromp around on his land to gather your data before you have any skin in the game (put down any money). … Continue reading

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Pace of Farmland Price Appreciation Eases Across Mid-South and Southeast; Outlook Grows Cautious

by Michael Fritz via Farmland Investor Center The pace of farmland price appreciation across the Mid-South and Southeast U.S. moderated in the first quarter, according to the latest Farmland Market Survey released by Farmland Investor Letter. Non-irrigated cropland values rose at … Continue reading

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Wildlife Operations and the Agriculture Tax Exemption

Attention land owners: Cattle, when managed our way, can actually improve your wildlife habitat. We can show you how. Go to http://www.landandlivestockinternational.com check us out and give us a call. Insight and Opinion by Jesse Womack via RanchNetwork.com Currently in … Continue reading

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Why Is There a Dole for Farmers?

by DOUG BANDOW via The Freeman Uncle Sam is broke. After running up $5 trillion in deficits over the last four years, Washington is borrowing another $845 billion this year. And assuming Congress neither adds expensive new programs nor expands expensive … Continue reading

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The Case Against Genetics

by Dave Pratt at Ranching for Profit Blog Moments ago I read the following in a popular industry magazine: “…given the multiple challenges you face that are beyond your control—drought, rising feed and fuel costs, escalating land values—genetic selection may … Continue reading

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Looking Below the Surface of Farmland Values

How well this extrapolates to ranch/grazing lands, I can’t honestly say for sure. But, I strongly suspect that it does. — jtl by Ben Alder via landthink Last month I closed my column suggesting that the limited supply of farmland and … Continue reading

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