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Friday, December 04, 2015

Farmland Value Trends

Farmland Value Trend... | Real Estate | Agriculture: We've said it many times before: Farmers will pay good money for top-quality land, no matter what commodity prices are doing. The reason is simple: "A good farm will make you money. A poor farm will nickel-and-dime you to death," says Matt Maring, who runs Matt Maring Auction in Kenyon, Minnesota.�
For that reason, Maring reckons the selling price of poor-quality land is down 30% from two years ago, while high-quality farmland is down only about 10% or so.

Local dairy farms get holiday reprieve, find buyers for milk - News - Times Telegram - Herkimer, NY

Local dairy farms get holiday reprieve, find buyers for milk - News - Times Telegram - Herkimer, NY: Two Newport dairy farmers faced with closure got a happy ending in time for Thanksgiving.
National Farmers Organization, a co-op, has begun buying milk from Hayes View Farm and the Gordon Edwards farm, both of which were dropped by their former buyer Nov. 12 at a time when few co-ops or buyers are taking on more farms.
“We had the whole family for Thanksgiving,” said Frederick Hayes. “And we always say a prayer before our Thanksgiving meal. We were all thankful that everything worked out.”

Urban Farms: The New Frontier for Female Farmers - Modern Farmer

Urban Farms: The New Frontier for Female Farmers - Modern Farmer: Vanessa Hanel is a twenty-nine year old female farmer living in the heart of grain-and-cattle country in Calgary, Alberta. Hanel didn’t grow up on a farm, but developed a passion for agriculture in her early twenties. After sowing her first handful of seeds in a community garden plot, she grew hooked on growing food and, eventually, farming.

15 Questions You Need to Ask About Farm Risk - News | Agweb.com

15 Questions You Need to Ask About Farm Risk - News | Agweb.com: The university’s Center for Commercial Agriculture, along with the Indiana Soybean Alliance, has created a website – www.farmriskresources.com – to help farmers understand, identify, evaluate and manage risks they may face. According to CCA director Jim Mintert, the goal is to help farmers better understand risk management and guide them through tough decisions.

STAX: A by-the-numbers look at its first year for cotton farmers | Cotton content from Southeast Farm Press

STAX: A by-the-numbers look at its first year for cotton farmers | Cotton content from Southeast Farm Press: STAX is the new safety net for the cotton producer. Under the new 2014 farm bill, cotton is not a “covered commodity” and not eligible for ARC and PLC.� In fact, with exception of the Marketing Loan, cotton is no longer a part of Title I; cotton is in Title XI under Crop Insurance.�

As I explained it to growers, the 2014 farm bill pulled cotton and cotton base aside, gave it a pat on the head and told it be a “good little doggie.

Could Crops Cry Out in Color? | Agweb.com

Could Crops Cry Out in Color? | Agweb.com: Share your beer with a plant? Turn up the bottle, give the petunias a good drink, and 24 hours later the flowers show gratitude by changing from white to red. Initially, Keira Havens’ beer-inducible petunias may seem sleight of hand, but chemical trigger technology carries major implications for agriculture.

Alcohol is an eye-catcher, but the chemical concept can be used by all sorts of triggers. Metals, copper, iron, or phosphates -- the list of triggers is endless and only limited by application. Nature has already produced a phenomenal diversity of sensitive responses to environment, especially related to agriculture. Beer-guzzling petunias may hold far more promise for agriculture than appears at first glance.

Napoleon House: Another must-stop restaurant in New Orleans


The scene: New Orleans real estate does not get any more prime than the corner where theNapoleon House currently sits — and has since 1797. But it has "only" been the current restaurant for a little over a century; before that the building was the palatial home of the city's first freely elected mayor after the Louisiana Purchase. Napoleon House is so named because the mayor and his colleagues planned to offer it as a domicile for the exiled French emperor, but Napoleon never made it to the States. It is one of just four buildings in the city designated a National Historic Landmark.


The Real Estate Crowdfunding Industry is Heating Up

The Real Estate Crowdfunding Industry is Heating Up: The intense enthusiasm over crowdfunding business ventures has spilled over into other verticals, bringing interest and momentum to real estate investing. Equity crowdfunding platforms like AngelList and CircleUp have drawn attention and have effectively been matchmakers for startups and investors for several years now.

Texas Real Estate Market Booms to 10 Year High in 2015 - Financial Buzz

Texas Real Estate Market Booms to 10 Year High in 2015 - Financial Buzz: The current fiscal quarter in this year witnessed a huge growth in real estate markets across the state of Texas. The state’s economy seems to be booming with the rest of the nation as America seems to finally find its legs in the post-financial crisis days. Texas, along with other states in America underwent a drastic fall and slump in the market. The property market in the state faced an unprecedented problem in history. However, the recent boom in the nation resulted in a strong real estate market surge too.

Florida’s hottest real estate spot is… Fort Lauderdale? | New York Post

Florida’s hottest real estate spot is… Fort Lauderdale? | New York Post: At One Thousand Museum, architect Zaha Hadid’s 61-story creation in downtown Miami, the duplex penthouse will have 360-degree views and a private elevator to the building’s helipad. Plaza Construction will build the penthouse, with Hadid flourishes, to the owner’s specifications, a sort of custom mansion in the sky.

USDA final catfish inspection rule 'big win for consumers' | Government content from Delta Farm Press

USDA final catfish inspection rule 'big win for consumers' | Government content from Delta Farm Press: The USDA has released its final rule to establish an inspection program for U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish and catfish-like imports. Sought for years by American catfish farmers and consumer groups, the rule will ultimately require both U.S. farmers and countries exporting catfish and catfish-like products to the United States to meet safety standards set by the USDA.

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center: Grain markets are mixed as traders look to outside markets for direction. The US Dollar rebounds as traders turn focus on Feds decision on interest rates. Crude oil strengthens as OPEC meets.