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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Rising farmland prices puts agriculture at risk - Manitoba Co-operator

Rising farmland prices puts agriculture at risk - Manitoba Co-operator: Higher farmland prices make it harder for young farmers to get into farming and or expand, but they have options, says J.P. Gervais, Farm Credit Canada’s vice-president and chief agricultural economist.

“I do believe now there are more options for young producers in terms of getting involved in different supply chains that don’t necessarily require a large scale to be competitive,” Gervais told reporters April 18 during a briefing on FCC’s 2017 Farmland Values Report.


Gervais was responding to questions stemming from the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry’s report concluding rising farmland prices jeopardize Canadian agriculture.

How Do You Solve a Problem Like a Giant Floating Bog? - Atlas Obscura

How Do You Solve a Problem Like a Giant Floating Bog? - Atlas Obscura: FLOATING ISLANDS HAVE FASCINATED HUMAN beings for thousands of years. They appear in Greek, Native American, and Polynesian mythology, not to mention fantasy novels and dessert menus. But the residents of Crow Wing County, Minnesota have had about enough of their floating island.

“The wild beast of North Long Lake,” as one person described it to a local TV news crew, broke loose from the shoreline last fall. Heedless of property lines and proper decorum, it caromed around the lake for about three weeks before coming to rest, leaving behind crumpled docks and mangled boat lifts.

Location, Location, Location: Best Cities for Real Estate Agents - DSNews

Location, Location, Location: Best Cities for Real Estate Agents - DSNews: Real estate agents rely heavily on their area of operations, so their location is just as important to them as it is to their clients. In a recent study, WalletHub tried to determine which cities were best for real estate agents. The site examined over 170 U.S. cities using 18 indicators to determine where the market was healthiest for agents due to demand, prices, and a number of other factors.

Ranked overall best for real estate agents was San Francisco. San Francisco ranked second in job opportunity and competition, and ninth in real estate market health, and also ranks highest for median home price. Seattle is a close second, ranked fifth in job opportunity and competition and first in real estate market health.

How the Experience Economy is Affecting Commercial Real Estate

How the Experience Economy is Affecting Commercial Real Estate: The commercial real estate market is extremely competitive and enticing major brands to select one development over another requires more than just “location, location, location.” With everything getting “smarter,” from devices to cities, the expectation for brands is that real estate property will keep pace with evolving technical standards. Up until now, branding considerations in property design have taken a backseat in terms of developers’ top priorities, but they will become increasingly important as the experience economy continues to mature.