On the Pulse of Farmland Prices in America

  Touch the Soil News #1848 (Feature Photo – Sold Farmland – CCA SA 2.0 Christine Johnstone) Successful Farming Magazine brings us an insightful story about how farmland values continue strong into 2023. The video below highlights just how high prices can go. One wonders, Can farmer can really farm his/her way out of $30,000…

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Are Retirement Savings Pushing Farmland Prices off the Charts?

Positive Future News #935 (Feature Photo – Farmland – CCA SA 2.0 Generic, Andrew Smith) The non-profit called Grain, is sponsoring a webinar on what they call Pension Fund Capitalism. The webinar is about a simple concept. Monies set aside around the world for pension plans, is estimated to be $52 trillion. Now, money from…

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Investor Owned Farmland

Positive Future News #910 (Feature Photo – Growing Corn – GNU Free Documentation) The non-profit news portal called Farmlandgrab.org., brings us the story of farmland acquired not by farmers, but by investors foreign and domestic. One organization, The Land Matrix Initiative, reports that since 2000, roughly 82 million acres of farmland have been acquired by…

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Farmland LP – Changing Farms to Organic

Positive Future News #908 (Feature Photo – Organic Produce – CCA SA 3.0 Unported, Elina Mark) Farmland LP is an interesting business model. They buy farmland, transition the land to organics and upgrade all other aspects of the farm. Farmland LP then oversees the production while selecting the farmers that will grow the crops.  Farmland…

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Pension Fund Manages Over 2 Million Acres of Farmland

Where do five million U.S. college faculty and staff put their retirement savings? With the TIAA, otherwise known as Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America-College Retirement Equities Fund. The TIAA manages over $1.3 trillion in assets which includes 2 million acres of farmland. The TIAA is the world’s largest farmland manager. The problem is…

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