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06 – Jun – 2023

The Promised Land of OZ

Congress passed a massive 185-page tax-cut package in December 2017 to spur the economy. Included in it was a six-page provision encouraging investments in real estate projects and operating businesses located in low-income communities. Here’s how it works. Governors from each state designate opportunity zones, or OZs, comprised of economically distressed census tracts. Individual investors […]
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In the News
02 – Jun – 2023

Company Leaders Featured on Popular Farming Podcasts

Paul Pittman and Eric Sarff have been pretty busy lately. In addition to their day jobs, the two have taken time to conduct lengthy interviews with some of agriculture’s biggest podcasts. Paul, the Executive Chairman of Farmland Partners, recently sat down with Modern Acre, a podcast managed by Tim and Tyler Nuss. The brothers are […]
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FPI Insights
01 – May – 2023

Not All Farmland is Created Equal

Like most people, we are intrigued by ChatGPT, the artificial intelligence chatbot that, among other things, can instantly spit out professional sounding prose to just about any question you can pose. So, we tested it out and asked the platform, “Is farmland a good investment, and why?” “Investing in farmland can be a good opportunity, […]
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In the News
24 – Apr – 2023

MWA’s Eric Sarff Discusses the Farmland Market with Farm Broadcasters

The National Association of Farm Broadcasting recently sat down with Eric Sarff, president of Murray Wise Associates (MWA), to discuss the current farmland market. Their conversation was subsequently shared with farm broadcasters across the country and was aired by dozens of stations throughout the Midwest. In the interview, Sarff explained that, while interest rates have […]
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In the News
24 – Mar – 2023

FPI Rings in National Ag Day with Nareit

March 21 was the 50th anniversary of National Ag Day – a day celebrated throughout the agricultural community to help draw attention to the meaningful impact that farmers and ranchers have on our everyday lives. To mark the occasion, the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (Nareit) featured Luca Fabbri, CEO of Farmland Partners, […]
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FPI Insights
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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