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01 – Aug – 2022

Barron’s: Farmland Is a Stable Asset to Protect Against Inflation. How to Invest.

At a time when stock prices are slumping and inflation is soaring, farmland looks to be an appealing investment. It is a real asset that performs well in inflationary environments, delivers stable returns over long holding periods, and exhibits low correlation to financial assets. What’s more, farmland prices stand to benefit from growing concerns about […]
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FPI Insights
25 – Jul – 2022

The Power of Productivity

The University of Minnesota’s website proudly profiles one alumnus with a powerful headline – “The man who saved a billion lives.” The article on Norman Borlaug details how the agronomist started the “Green Revolution” by developing new varieties of wheat to boost yields and feed starving people around the world. His efforts to enhance agricultural […]
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Farmer Stories
19 – Jul – 2022

Nice Lawn, Charlie Baucom

The straight lines left from a recent mowing of Charlie Baucom’s lawn in Marion County, South Carolina seemed to stretch as far as the eye can see. It is lush green and there isn’t a bare patch or a brown spot anywhere in sight. Charlie has the kind of grass people would pay for – […]
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In the News
14 – Jul – 2022

Op-Ed: American Farmland’s Ability to Weather Economic Storms

It should come as no surprise that agriculture emerged from one of the worst recessions since the Great Depression even stronger. After all, people must eat whether times are plentiful or scarce. In fact, worldwide food demand continues to rise alongside population growth, even as the supply of farmable acres per capita shrinks. Consider this: […]
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Farmer Stories
07 – Jul – 2022

Martinsville, Ill: A Little Town with a Big Farming Heritage

Derek Pine’s story is probably like a lot of the people who live around Martinsville, Illinois. “I knew from a very young age what I was gonna do,” said Pine, a fourth-generation farmer. “I knew I was gonna farm when I was big enough to follow dad around…when I was big enough to walk.” Martinsville […]
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Farmer Stories
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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