Farmland Flipping?

Farmland Flipping?

Farmland is a hot commodity… in an industry of literal commodities. But lately, there’s less of it to buy, and everyone and their brother is in the market. Long-term trend: For 15 years prior to 2016, the U.S. lost or compromised 2K acres of farm or ranchland every...
Chinese Spies: License to Mill

Chinese Spies: License to Mill

China has invaded North Dakota. (At least that’s how some folks see it.) Foreign investment: Fufeng Group, a Chinese conglomerate that manufactures sugar substitutes and flavor enhancers, recently purchased 300+ acres of farmland near Grand Forks, ND for a cool $2.6M....
The U.S. to Foreign Farmland Seekers:

The U.S. to Foreign Farmland Seekers:

  The “do not buy” list just got a little longer. Language approved by the House Appropriations Committee intends to stop a group of not-so-friendly foreigners from finding farmland in the U.S., including companies from Russia, China, North Korea, and...
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:...