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28 – Jun – 2022

Preserving the Great Dismal Swamp with Ducks Unlimited

The Atlantic Flyway is one of four ancient pathways that migratory birds use to travel from breeding grounds to wintering areas. It’s also the most densely populated, which means vital natural habitats are threatened by development and urban sprawl. Ducks Unlimited (DU) has made the area a priority for conservation, and recently collaborated with Farmland […]
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FPI Insights
27 – Jun – 2022

A Salute to Our Founding Farmers

“Here once the embattled farmers stood / And fired the shot heard round the world.” Those lines from a poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson helped immortalize the opening musket volleys at the Battle of Lexington and Concord in Massachusetts – the first militia victory in the American Revolution that paved the way towards today’s democracy. […]
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Farmer Stories
16 – Jun – 2022

Variable Rate Technology on Full Display This Planting Season

There was a sense of urgency in the way Aaron Bartlow spoke as he stood in the large field of black dirt. Normally this field would be dotted by straight green rows of baby corn stalks or soybean shoots. But planting season was running way behind because of cold, wet conditions. In fact, Bartlow had […]
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FPI Insights
07 – Jun – 2022

Buy Dirt

American singer-songwriter Jordan Davis had a hit song featuring Luke Bryan that sat atop the Billboard country music chart for three weeks in 2021. That song, “Buy Dirt,” summed up one of the main reasons we invest in farmland. You can buy dirt, And thank the good Lord for it, ‘Cause He ain’t makin’ any […]
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Farmer Stories
01 – Jun – 2022

On the Carolina Bay with Cag Brunson

Cag Brunson of Oak III Farms walked alongside straight rows of a recently planted field in Turbeville, South Carolina inspecting the young corn plants that were emerging from the black ground. The dark dirt, which makes the sprouts impossible to miss, is unlike the sandy soils more common to the area. Brunson, who farms with […]
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Farmer Stories
25 – May – 2022

Continual Progress Drives NC Farmer Owen Peele

The warm winds of early May whipped across Elizabeth City, North Carolina, reaching gusts of more than 20 miles per hour. The 492-foot-tall wind turbines that dot the landscape don’t seem to mind. Neither do the fields of quick-growing ryegrass that local farmer Owen Peele planted as a cover crop to control erosion and reduce […]
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In the News
23 – May – 2022

Company Interview: Farmland Partners Inc. (NYSE:FPI)

The Wall Street Transcript: Let’s talk about the overall strategy as a company. REITs are plentiful in many areas of real estate like industrial, multi-family, medical, retail, office, and so on. Farming isn’t usually one of the regular choices. How would you compare and contrast the approach you’re taking versus more common routes that REITs […]
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In the News
15 – May – 2022

Midlands Voices: You Can’t Spell ‘Farmers’ Without ‘E’ and ‘S’

ESG is a lot more than a Wall Street acronym. It is dominating board room discussions and business decisions in publicly traded companies across the country, and it is one reason U.S. businesses were so quick to turn their backs on Russia after Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine. ESG stands for Environment, Social, and Governance, and […]
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FPI Insights
20 – Apr – 2022

Farmland: Putting the Fun in Fungible

Amazon has been busy shopping – not shopping at malls, but shopping for malls. The company snapped up approximately 25 malls between 2016 and 2019, converting them to fulfilment centers, according to an NBC News report from April 2021. It’s an interesting case study about reimagining space that was underutilized after more shoppers turned to […]
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In the News
25 – Mar – 2022

This Colorado CEO Grew a Farmland REIT Into a Billion-Dollar Public Company

Paul Pittman brought a combination of Midwestern farming and corporate finance together in a public company in Denver. He’s the top executive of one of the few companies connecting the world of finance to farming and agriculture, a real estate company that’s a landlord to tenant farmers around the country and allows investors to benefit […]
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