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News & Views

AEA and Peoples Company proactively work to anticipate the needs of those in the agricultural sector. The team collaborates with land professionals to co-author white papers with robust industry research, create valuable monthly land business publications, and produce an annual national land values report.

Industry Research

Socially Responsible Farmland Investment

Dr. Mike Duffy and Steve Bruere

This thought-provoking paper asserts that changing demographics is driving a trend by next-generation landowners to manage for appreciation and create sustainability through socially responsible farming.

Your Farmland and the Future

Teresa Opheim and Steve Bruere

With around 10% of all farmland changing hands in the next few years, farm succession planning is no longer optional, it’s essential. The future of farmland ownership is set to look very different in the coming years.

Understanding the Effect of Organic Certification on U.S. Farmland Rental Values

Erin Leonard and Ryan Koory

Mercaris surveyed 109 certified organic landowners and renters across the country, concentrated in the Corn Belt and East Coast, about their cash rental values to determine if certified organic land values differed from conventional land values within these regions.

2020 National Land Values Report

Bruce Sherrick and Peoples Company

There are very few reliable sources of data to compare land values across the country. As the financialization of farmland picks up steam, the need to evaluate various regions and asset types in agriculture is becoming more important than ever.

Peoples Report Newsletter

Peoples Company’s bi-annual newsletter provides an overview of the land market, company accomplishments throughout the year, and new initiatives launched.

Land Business Monthly

Article Links

Here’s why the ultra-wealthy like Bill Gates and Thomas Peterffy are investing in U.S. farmland

Investments in farmland are growing across the country as people, including the ultra-wealthy like Bill Gates, look for new ways to grow their money. In 2020, Gates made headlines for becoming the largest private farmland owner in the U.S.

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Agricultural real estate values jump 7%, largest increase since 2014

The Land Values 2021 Summary report, released by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, shows agricultural land values increasing at a rate not seen in nearly a decade.

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How a Billion-Dollar Farm-Tech Startup Stumbled, Then Revamped

When a Boston-based tech startup showed John Creighton one of the best prices for his corn he’d seen in years, the farmer signed up to sell 75,000 bushels through its network.

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