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Who Is Buying U.S. Farms?

Touch the Soil News #1692 (Feature Photo – A U.S. farm planted into corn – Public Domain)

Farmlandgrab.org brings us more insights on who is buying American farms. A large player is Homestead Capital. Homestead Capital invests other people’s money into buying and owning farmland. New on the block is the State Universities Retirement System of Illinois which is committing $60 million to Homestead Capital for buying and owning farms. The question of the day is why do farmers not earn enough to own and control their own farmland? You can read more of the story here:

https://www.farmlandgrab.org/post/view/29854-illinois-surs-makes-first-farmland-commitment-allocating-60m-to-homestead-capital-usa-farmland-fund-iii

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