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13 – Mar – 2023

Losing 4.3 Acres of Farmland a Minute

Approximately 943 million acres of farmland spanned America in 2000, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). By 2022, farmland acreage had dropped to about 893.4 million. That’s the equivalent of losing all the farmland in Indiana three times over. Put another way, the United States has removed, on average, 4.3 acres of farmland […]
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Farmer Stories
02 – Mar – 2023

Jesse Hough and the Economics of Sustainability

On Jesse Hough’s farm in eastern Nebraska, sustainability means two things: taking care of the earth and ensuring the farming operation is profitable enough to continue. You can’t have one without the other, he says, because protecting the earth using new farming practices and technologies requires an investment of time and money, and farmers simply […]
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In the News
17 – Feb – 2023

Pittman: Investing in the ‘thin green line’ that secures America’s food supply

Retired U.S. Army General and NATO Supreme Allied Commander Wesley Clark penned a 2011 article about agriculture’s importance to our national security. “We must hold the thin green line,” Clark wrote in the Kansas City Star. “If we cannot feed, fuel, and clothe ourselves, then we cannot defend ourselves.” His warning is especially poignant today […]
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FPI Insights
13 – Feb – 2023

Eight Billion Reasons to Like U.S. Farmland’s Future

The planet reached a population milestone on November 15, surpassing 8 billion people for the first time in history, according to the United Nations. Growth is expected to continue, reaching 8.5 billion people by 2030 and 9.7 billion by 2050. That’s a lot of hungry mouths depending on the productivity of America’s farmers and ranchers […]
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Farmer Stories
02 – Feb – 2023

Long, Fun Days on the Asmus Farm During Harvest

Dean Asmus knows he’s in for long days during harvest season on his corn and soybean farm in eastern Nebraska. “We try to get started by 8:00 in the morning, and we usually don’t quit until 11:30 or 12:00 at night, so they’re long hours,” he explained. “It takes a lot of hours and, and […]
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In the News
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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