Category Archives: Land Values

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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Beef Market Stokes 11% Appreciation in Pasture Value

By Michael Fritz The average value of U.S. pastureland swelled 11% through the start of this year to $1,300/acre, according to USDA. That’s another new nominal high, and well ahead of the formerly blistering cropland market, where values rose 7.6%. … Continue reading

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