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Land Values Update for Summer 2017

Marc Reck
August 10, 2017

You may have seen this graph before. We’ve used it to illustrate past trends between land values, interest rates, and commodity prices. Along the way, we’ve witnessed unprecedented ups and the subsequent decline of the land values market by 20-50%.

But if you look carefully at the right side of th

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Tight Budgets Likely to Persist in 2017

Marc Reck
December 20, 2016

Tight Budgets
By Brent Gloy and David Widmar,
Agricultural Economic Insights, LLCi
(www.ageconomists.com )

Brent GloyTight Budgets Likely to Persist in 2017 Now since the 2016 crop is harvested, attention is shifting to the 2017 growing season. We produce a series of crop budgets for the major row

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Selling? Defer Taxes with a 1031 Exchange

Marc Reck
December 7, 2016

The 1031 Exchange has been called one of the most powerful wealth-building tools available to taxpayers. However, it’s also one of the most underutilized sections of the tax code perhaps because of its name. Calling the procedure an exchange creates misunderstanding; so think of it as a 1031 rollove

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Keeping cows healthy in drought

Marc Reck
August 12, 2016

Many of our local cattle ranches are very concerned about their livestock with the recent anthrax epidemic. This situation could be even more devastating to our local economy if the epidemic were to spread. Cattle need proper grazing and nutrition this time of year and this years drought has not mad

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5 Factors Influencing Land Values

Marc Reck

Every day we’re asked the same basic questions: “Has the land market softened? What should I do? Buy, sell, or hold?”
While there are no easy answers to these questions, here are five factors to keep in mind:
1. Be realistic. Depending on location, quality, and condition of the land,

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Selling Property with Leases: What do I Consider?

Marc Reck

Quite often when we sell a property, the property is leased to a tenant. The majority of leases are verbal while some are written. Many leases have been in place for years, or even generations. When the decision to sell is made, both the tenant and the landowner make the following assumptions: 1) Wi

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What’s YOUR Land Worth Today?

Marc Reck
August 11, 2016

For many, ownership of land is their livelihood, retirement, legacy, inheritance, and/or way of life. The fluctuation of land values personally affects everyone. Important decisions may need to be made. The discussion surrounding values should be straightforward and honest. Let’s not sugarcoat it.

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Video Presentation: PART IV – Hot Trends in Agriculture

Marc Reck
March 30, 2016

VIDEO IV - Hot Trends in Agriculture: Drones, Data, Demographics,
DR. BRENT GLOY

The hottest trends in agriculture include everything from technology to an aging population of farmers. What does it all mean for producers? Get the insights you need to

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