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27 – Jan – 2023

FPI Featured on National Farm Radio Program

Farm Journal’s AgriTalk is known as the radio talk show for American agriculture. Broadcast live across rural America, the program explores the latest in farm production, policy, technology, and markets. On January 26, the show welcomed Paul Pittman, Chairman and CEO of Farmland Partners Inc., to discuss the company and the U.S. farmland market. Listen […]
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FPI Insights
17 – Jan – 2023

We Appreciate Farmland Appreciation

College students studying real estate often spend considerable time understanding how the value of a property moves over time. In a nutshell, here’s how it unfolds. Property value consists of two main variables: land value and structure value. As time goes by and buildings age, structures become less valuable – they are depreciated. But land […]
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Farmer Stories
05 – Jan – 2023

Farming is a Brockhaus Family Affair

It was harvest time on the Brockhaus farm near Humphrey, Nebraska when we arrived with our video camera one morning in October. As we prepared for the video shoot, a grain cart moved slowly and smoothly past our parked car and proceeded down a row of freshly cut corn to be filled by the waiting […]
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In the News
30 – Nov – 2022

FPI Takes Center Stage on Colorado’s Ag Station

Airing out of Fort Collins, 1010 KSIR radio is known as Colorado’s Ag Station. Paul Pittman, Chairman and CEO of Farmland Partners, was the station’s featured guest for its live Morning Show on November 30. During the 12-minute interview, Pittman discussed the company, farmland investing, and the more than 25,000 acres of Colorado farms in […]
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FPI Insights
28 – Oct – 2022

The Long and Short of Leases

Commercial properties sometimes have net lease arrangements in place – that is, a contract where the tenant pays a portion or all the property’s expenses like tax, insurance, and maintenance in addition to rent. These leases are prized because they reduce cost and responsibilities that would otherwise fall to landlords. Most of Farmland Partners’ rental […]
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Farmer Stories
22 – Sep – 2022

Reclaiming a Strip-Mined Farm in Western Illinois

The Sun Spot coal mine in Astoria, Illinois, was once an economic engine for the town. From 1962 to 1983, it produced 17.6 million tons of coal and was a major employer in the area. It also left behind a big mess when it shuttered. Farmland was destroyed or depleted. Wildlife habitat was disrupted. And […]
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FPI Insights
16 – Sep – 2022

Putting Our Portfolio in Perspective

There are more than 225 real estate investment trusts (REITs) in the United States that are registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission to trade on a stock exchange. Farmland Partners is different than almost every one of them. For example, most REITs invest in buildings. FPI buys land. And investing in land instead of […]
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Farmer Stories
23 – Aug – 2022

Randy Phelps: ‘Farming’s the Fun Part’

There was a lot on Randy Phelps’ mind as he was planting corn and soybeans on the farmland he farms across four counties in central Illinois. Input costs and interest rates are climbing, which threatens to cut into margins. Labor has become more expensive and harder to find, and truck drivers needed to haul grain […]
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In the News
10 – Aug – 2022

Farmland Values Surge Amid Strong Crop Prices and Inflation

The average value of American cropland across the country has risen by about 14% in 2022 as strong commodity prices and inflation eclipsed rising input and other production costs. It was the second straight year farmers saw substantial increases in the value of their land, with some of the biggest jumps in the Northern Plains, […]
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Farmer Stories
09 – Aug – 2022

Smith Family Farms’ Sweet Story

According to Georgia’s Department of Agriculture, the farmer who first planted onions in Toombs County in the ‘30s was surprised when they tasted sweet, not hot. Locals and visitors bought the sweet onions at the Vidalia Farmers’ Market and were hooked on “Vidalia Onions,” a name that’s now protected by trademark and Georgia law. Today, […]
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