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17 – Apr – 2024

The Vital Role of Agriculture Serves as a Foundation for Farmland Investing

“Burn down your cities and leave our farms, and your cities will spring up again as if by magic; but destroy our farms and the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country.” This quote, made during the Democratic National Convention in 1896, was meant to be a reminder to the […]
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FPI Insights
21 – Mar – 2024

Looming Challenge: Feeding the World Amidst Farmland Scarcity

The much-anticipated Ag Census, which was released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in February, contained a statistic at the top of the very first table that likely caught the eye of most farmland investors. Total land in farms in 2022 fell to 880.1 million acres, down from 900.2 million acres in the last Census […]
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FPI Insights
03 – Jan – 2024

Sometimes It Makes Sense to Sell the Farm

Farmland Partners has a rigorous underwriting process in place to evaluate potential purchases – one that considers soil quality, water availability, potential tenant pools, market access, the climate, and other variables. That’s because when we buy a farm, we do so with the intention of holding that property for the long haul, building a relationship […]
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Farmer Stories
18 – Oct – 2023

Mermentau River Farm: A Wildlife and Agriculture Paradise

If you’re ever on the Mermentau River farm in southern Louisiana, keep your eyes peeled. In addition to 5,943 farmable acres, the property is an amazing wildlife habitat teeming with waterfowl and lots of alligators. It is prized as a duck-hunting haven. And, it has an interesting crop rotation that is unique to that area […]
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FPI Insights
10 – Oct – 2023

Farmland and CapEx

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, which covers the District of Columbia, Maryland, the Carolinas, Virginia, and most of West Virginia, published some noteworthy observations this summer about businesses’ capital expenditures, or CapEx. According to the Fed, companies in those states are taking on fewer capital expenditures and are either slowing the pace of existing […]
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FPI Insights
22 – Sep – 2023

The Peaks and Plateaus of Farmland Values

We’ve noted before that, according to USDA data, the United States lost an average of 4.3 acres of agricultural land every minute of every day from 2000 to 2022. For perspective, that’s an area larger than three football fields every 60 seconds. Meanwhile, food demand continued to grow as population and global wealth both increased. […]
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In the News
07 – Sep – 2023

MWA’s Eric Sarff Discusses Farmland Values with Farm Broadcasters

Eric Sarff, the President of Murray Wise and Associates (MWA), joined the National Association of Farm Broadcasting this week to chat about recently released government data showing continued asset appreciation in the U.S. farmland market. Sarff explained that demand for farmland has remained strong in virtually all regions of the country this year, and that […]
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In the News
15 – Aug – 2023

FPI Joins the Farm CPA Podcast

Paul Neiffer has become a trusted figure in the agricultural community as a CPA who shares important tax-related information with farmers and provides a unique perspective to the media and policymakers. His popular Farm CPA Podcast is one of the primary vehicles he uses today to communicate, and Farmland Partners was thrilled to join his […]
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Farmer Stories
07 – Aug – 2023

Visiting the ‘Edge of Cajun Country’ with Ed Reams

When you step foot on Ed Reams’ farm in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana, you get a feeling of peace and quiet. There are almost no developments nearby. There’s little noise to speak of except for wildlife. And Ed’s farm is vast, stretching as far as the eye can see – 7,273 acres to be exact. “It […]
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In the News
17 – Jul – 2023

Bisnow: Inside the Growing Real Estate Asset Class That’s a Favorite of Bill Gates, the Mormon Church

A series of unknowns loom over commercial real estate, with uncertainty sidelining many investors and motivating a small but growing number to cut their losses and bet on American farmland, an asset that remains in high demand even as prices soar. Farmland is known for its historically strong returns, low volatility and ability to act […]
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