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Farmland Values Up 22% in Nebraska

posted on March 18, 2011 at 2:03 PM

LINCOLN (AP) — The average value of Nebraska farmland jumped 22 percent last year because of the combination of high commodity prices, strong farm income and limited land availability. Full Story

Farmland Preservation Program on Chopping Block

posted on March 18, 2011 at 2:03 PM

Part of a relatively new state program aimed at preserving farmland would be eliminated under Gov Scott Walker's budget to help erase Wisconsin's $3.5 billion deficit over the next two years. Full Story

Farmland Values Increase in Midwest

posted on December 29, 2010 at 6:12 PM

Farmland Values Increase in Midwest
Speaking in his home state of Iowa last week, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the U.S is projected to post a $41 billion agriculture export surplus and see farm income grow by more than 30 percent as commodity and land prices remain high. Full Story

Farmers Urged To Open Lands Under Open Fields

posted on July 16, 2010 at 3:07 PM

SIOUX FALLS, S.D (AP) — In wildlife-rich South Dakota, opening up more private land to public recreation — namely hunting and fishing — would seem to be a slam-dunk for attracting new tourism dollars to the state. Full Story

Loss of Farms, Other Rural Lands Declines in Va.

posted on July 9, 2010 at 3:07 PM

RICHMOND, Va (AP) -- The loss of farmland and other rural acres to development is declining in Virginia. Full Story

Program to Help Rural Home Buyers is Nearly Broke

posted on April 16, 2010 at 5:04 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP)— A federal loan program that has helped hundreds of thousands of Americans buy homes in rural areas is about to run out of money, potentially crippling the real estate market in many small communities. Full Story

Missouri Farmers With Best Land Face 2011 Tax Rise

posted on December 17, 2009 at 5:12 PM

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.(AP) — Farmers who own the best agricultural land in Missouri might be saddled with higher taxes starting 2011 while those with less desirable plots could see their duties cut, under a proposal to adjust the productive value... Full Story

ND Group Allowed to Keep Some Land in Farm Ruling

posted on June 19, 2009 at 8:06 PM

BISMARCK, N.D (AP) -- A nonprofit foundation that owns more than 1,700 acres of wildlife habitat in three North Dakota counties is not required to sell all its land to obey the state's anti-corporate farming law, a judge has ruled. Full Story

Barn Restoration

posted on June 12, 2009 at 8:06 PM

Barn Restoration
Too often, America’s fertile fields succumb to development and disappear forever along with the rustic barns that once dotted the rural landscape. Increasingly though, landowners are investing time and money in hopes of saving the iconic structures. Full Story

Rural Land Values Soar to Record Highs

posted on August 8, 2008 at 8:08 PM

Rural Land Values Soar to Record Highs
In what was viewed as a bright spot for the beleaguered economy, the government reported this week that orders to U.S factories grew dramatically earlier this summer. Full Story

Landowners Getting Trampled in Gas Rights Rush

posted on May 30, 2008 at 8:05 PM

CHARLESTON, W.Va (AP) — Unsuspecting property owners around the country are getting trampled in an old-fashioned land rush by natural gas companies and speculators trying to lock up long-ignored drilling rights quickly and cheaply. Full Story

China Cracks Down on Illegal Land Grabs

posted on April 18, 2008 at 8:04 PM

Beijing (AP) - China has launched a crackdown on illegal land seizures for development, punishing thousands for land grabs that have caused anger and protests around the country. Full Story

Farmland Values Increase by Double Digits

posted on November 2, 2007 at 12:11 AM

Farmland Values Increase by Double Digits
Schafer would inherit an ambitious agenda at the Agriculture Department. Full Story

Yasgur's Farm of Woodstock Fame is on the Market for $8 Million

posted on August 10, 2007 at 8:08 PM

BETHEL, N.Y - (AP) The famous farm near the alfalfa field that drew 400,000 people to Woodstock for three days of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll is up for sale. Full Story

Land Prices Hit Record High in Iowa

posted on December 22, 2006 at 8:12 PM

Land Prices Hit Record High in Iowa
High grain prices, fueled by a rapid growth in ethanol and biodiesel production, are driving land values to an all-time high, according to an annual Farmland Values Survey released this week by Iowa State University. Full Story
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