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Land market shows signs of settling, FNC says

A farm real estate professional says some negative pressures are causing signs of settling in the ag land market. Paul Schadegg, senior vice president of real estate operations at Farmers National Company, says farmland values have been exceptional the past five years. “Over the... Read More.

Rep. Hinson backs foreign land ownership bill

U.S. Congresswoman Ashley Hinson says foreign ag land ownership continues to be one of her top concerns. The Iowa Republican says she recently co-sponsored the No American Land for Communist China Act, which would prohibit foreign adversaries from purchasing U.S. land and ag land... Read More.

Foreign ag land executive order still in effect in MO

Missouri lawmakers were unable to reach an agreement on foreign ag land ownership during the state legislative session that wrapped up last month. Senator Rusty Black from District 12 sponsored a bill that would have modified provisions on foreign ownership of ag land and... Read More.

Prairie Land REALTORS Office Grand Opening

By Prairie Land REALTORS® HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Prairie Land REALTORS® will host a Welcome Home Grand Opening event on April 16 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 524 E 30th Ave, Hutchinson. Prairie Land REALTORS® will kick off... Read More.

IL land prices “steady-to-up” in annual report

A recent report from the Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers shows Illinois farmland values were strong in 2023 despite a weaking farm economy. Luke Worrell, with Worrell Land Services in Jacksonville, tells Brownfield the results were a surprise… “A year ago... Read More.

South Dakota has a new law on foreign ag land ownership

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem has signed a bill into law that blocks six foreign governments from owning South Dakota farmland, including China. “For 30 years I’ve been working on ag policy. I’ve watched over those 30 years China come into our country…I’ve watched... Read More.

Storr, Rose Land on All-KCAC Teams

WICHITA, Kan. ( — Collin Storr has been named the KCAC Newcomer of the Year, following an outstanding first season in a McPherson College uniform, the league announced Wednesday (Feb. 28). In addition to that honor, Storr was also selected to... Read More.

Midwest land values hit new peak; rate of increase slows

Ag land values in the Midwest continue to rise. The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago reports values in the Seventh District saw an annual increase of six percent in 2023.  However, David Oppedahl, Fed policy advisor, says that increase has slowed… “It was a little... Read More.

Land O’Lakes concerned about U.S. ag trade deficit

One of the nation’s largest ag and food cooperatives is concerned about the U.S. trade deficit. Land O’Lakes vice president of government and industry affairs Matt Wohlman says a significant shift is occurring in the trade environment, resulting in about a $17 billion ag... Read More.