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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

A giant investment firm paid a university to study one of its biggest assets — farmland

In 2013, mammoth U.S. investment company TIAA-CREF gave $5 million to the University of Illinois — to study an area of investment where the company has made a sometimes controversial name for itself.

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Legacy of Innovation

Hybrid corn. Nitrogen fertilizer. Terracing. Cover crops. Prairie strips. Garst Farms was an early adopter of each of these revolutionary practices. Recently, these Iowans debuted another innovation: a soil conservation easement that betters the land while bettering their farms' bottom lines.

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US farmland values rise the most in nearly a decade on crop prices

High crop prices are trickling down to agriculture real estate, which have risen by the most in nearly a decade.

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