STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Finding a 'fair' farmland rental rate
Last fall, I did an Agweek cover story on rising farmland rental rates across the area. The story looked at how drought and volatile crop prices complicate arriving at a rate on which farmers and land... Posted on 2/15/13 at 11:09 AM
Many Minnesota property owners could see some tax relief this year, but farmers can expect higher taxes for at least the next two years.
“What I am hearing is it is making it much more difficult to do business as a farmer,” Rep. Paul Marquart, D-Dilworth, says of agriculture property tax increases.
Institutional investors are buying up U.S. farmland at a rapid rate, and their influence is starting to shift the types of crops grown and the way the land is managed, according to a report issued Feb. 18.
FARGO, N.D. -- Landowners, renters and other agribusiness professionals with an interest in farmland ownership, management and leasing should consider attending a farmland
leasing workshop sponsored by The North Dakota State University Extension Service.
NDSU Agriculture Communication
, December 28, 2012
PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota producers have worked together to make agriculture the No. 1 industry in the state, an accomplishment that all South Dakotans can take pride in. By individuals working together to find new advances and helping each other out, agriculture will continue to grow into an even larger industry.
WASHINGTON — The National Grain and Feed Association is urging the Senate Agriculture Committee to make dramatic changes to reduce the size of the Conservation Reserve Program, which is currently authorized to pay farmers to idle up to 32 million acres of farmland.
Dan Webster and other farmers in the waterlogged Devils Lake (N.D.) Basin haven’t had much to celebrate in recent years. But their area generally has avoided heavy snows so far this winter, and that’s raising hopes for timely planting this spring.
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