Farmland Does A Double Take

Farmland Does A Double Take

Farmland is seeing double. Double digits in its value, that is. Upskie daisies: Farmland values increased a whopping 22% during 2021, and ag bankers are saying “they’re not done here.” Iowa alone has increased 30% over the past year. Putting this in...
Foreign Flags on U.S. Farmland

Foreign Flags on U.S. Farmland

Is it old news yet that around 40% of farmland is owned by non-operators who are non-local investors like Bill Gates? More than a hop, skip, and a jump away: A small portion (approx. 3%) of that non-local ownership is actually non-domestic. Where the numbers land:...
Between Church and Gates

Between Church and Gates

Goin’ once, goin’ twice. Sold to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This week, Farmland Reserve, a company with ties to the Mormon Church, was the highest bidder for 33,000 acres of land in Benton County, Washington. The Mormon group’s $209 million...
The Farm Gate$

The Farm Gate$

What’s a billionaire technology titan to do when he’s looking to diversify his mega net worth? Head to the farm. The Land Report revealed that Bill and Melinda Gates are the largest private farmland owners in the United States. The couple owns 242,000 acres across 19...