Farmland Partners just added to its holdings in the Corn Belt. On Thursday, the Denver-based real estate firm announced that it has closed on a 22,100-acre deal that encompasses 118 farms near Paris, Ill.
It has been 61 years since the U.S. cattle inventory was as small as it is now. And it has been 64 years since the calf crop was as small as it is now. At the first of the year the cattle inventory was 89.3 mil. down 2
High farmland prices are driving speculation that an Illinois golf course may be returned to agriculture. The Crane Creek Golf Course, a 347-acre property in Mason County, Ill., goes to the auction block on Feb. 21.
As the Midwest struggles with the ripple effects of this year's devastating drought, farmland prices in Iowa hit a new record high on Thursday when an 80.47-acre parcel sold for $21,900 an acre, the auction firm that ha
Institutional investors are buying up U.S. farmland at a rapid rate, and their influence is starting to shift the types of crops grown and the way the land is managed, according to a report issued Tuesday.
Prices of top quality farm land in the northern U.S. Midwest and Plains stayed firm in 2013, but there were clear signs the market for average quality crop and grazing land was leveling off, a lending unit of the govern
Official data for the amount of land that came out of the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) at the end of September is now available. As of the beginning of October, 27 million acres were enrolled in the CRP, 2.5 milli
Cattle numbers are down again, to their lowest level since 1952, according to USDA's recent inventory count. Beef cow numbers are at their lowest level since 1962 as the devastating impacts of the 2012 drought continues
The United States Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA-NASS) recently released two highly anticipated reports for the crop sector one week ago, on Tuesday, March 31. The first was t