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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Farmland auction draws crowd - Carroll County Mirror-Democrat : News

Farmland auction draws crowd - Carroll County Mirror-Democrat : News: An auction Saturday morning, Jan. 9, for prime farmland just west of Mount Carroll drew a large crowd of onlookers and bidders at Naaman Diehl Auditorium.
The auction was for approximately 103 acres of tillable land at the southeast corner of Illinois 64 and Oil Valley School Road, known as the Charles and Eleanore Knauer farm.
The land is owned by Janice Cramer of Fulton, daughter of the Knauers who are deceased, and Cramer’s daughter, Betsy Claussen, also of Fulton.

Ongoing tumult in farm economy had mixed impact on 2015 Nebraska farmland values

Ongoing tumult in farm economy had mixed impact on 2015 Nebraska farmland values: The dour agriculture economy has affected Nebraska land prices in different ways, depending on its region, quality and use, according to recent reports.

Three years of bountiful harvest combined with stagnant consumption, growing competition around the globe and a strong dollar has taken a toll on the U.S. farm economy, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City said in a recent report.

While overall Nebraska cropland values have softened, values vary greatly from east to west, JD Maxson, area sales manager for Farmers National Company in North Platte, said in a recent news release.

Iowa farmland values stabilizing | The Gazette

Iowa farmland values stabilizing | The Gazette: A softer agricultural land market is expected to continue this year, along with depressed commodity prices, according to Farmers National, an Omaha, Neb., farm and ranch real estate company with an office in Iowa City.

Values for high quality farmland appear to have stabilized, while lower quality land values continue to decline. Iowa saw an 8 percent decrease in the value of high quality land in 2015, according to Sam Kain, national sales manager for West Des Moines-based Farmers National.

Can more intensive agriculture cut emissions? | MNN - Mother Nature Network

Can more intensive agriculture cut emissions? | MNN - Mother Nature Network: Recently, a group of researchers, writers and activists calling themselves "ecomodernists" caused a stir by claiming we need to decouple from nature, not go back to it. The central thrust of their argument was that instead of seeking low-impact, low-tech paths to sustainable living "on the land," they proposed we embrace technology, move to the city and generally use innovation and modernization to reduce our footprint and allow nature to regenerate on its own.

Energy, agriculture seen as weak areas, says Fed

Energy, agriculture seen as weak areas, says Fed: The U.S. Federal Reserve System is out with its latest "Beige Book" economic survey for Colorado and nearby states, charting winners and losers in the regional economy over the last several weeks.

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center: Grain markets are drifting lower as commodities slip across the board. Outside market traders remain nervous as stock indices falter and are testing key chart support. Crude oil is up slightly on short covering.

Weather conditions in Brazil and Argentina are positive to crop development over the next 2 weeks. Some forecaster are now expecting at least 100 million bushel of soybeans out of Brazil and they are raising corn production potential. Get Drew Lerner’s long-range forecast for the US growing season on January 27. It is a LIVE ONLY broadcast and as always will be worth your time spent. Sign up today.