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Mike Walsten has covered major business trends in agriculture for more than 40 years.
Safe, predictable returns. Following last week's gyrations in the financial markets fund managers more than ever appreciate the perceived safety of farmland ownership. At least that was the theme coming out of a recent confab of farmland fund investors in New York. Here are several stories filed from that conference.
It's all about safety, with a hefty focus on South America. That's the thrust of this story carried by Reuters.
Farmland fundaments are strong, according to this report carried on AgWeb.com.
Farmland values are expected to rise as the general economy continues to recover, says this report from Bloomberg.
Meanwhile, the next issue of LandOwner will include further details of rural land values in Texas and take a closer look at the premium currently being paid for high-quality land in Iowa. If interested in seeing a copy of my LandOwner newsletter, just drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-772-0023.
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