Surging crop prices helped drive up U.S....
Though they are still growing, an index for farmland values has hit its lowest level since January 2010, according to a Creighton University survey. The October reading hit 50.9, which was also down from last month’s 54.0 tick. Crop acreage had been on a hot streak for much of 2012. […]
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The Ukrainian partner has issued a denial.
But no national farmland bubble.
Despite the severe drought still gripping the U.S., farmland values continued to rise across most crop-growing regions in the third quarter. This is according to bankers surveyed in the latest report from the Kansas City Fed.
U.S. farm income is projected to rise 14 per cent to $128.2 billion in 2013, the highest level since 1973, according to the latest report from the USDA. If yields returned to trend, crop production would reach record levels and cause a drop in inventories. “This would lead to higher […]
[credit provider=”usawatchdog via YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_YedEVGt2Q”] Talks of a farmland bubble have been in the headlines for at least a year.In 2011 Project Syndicate column, economist and bubble-expert Robert Shiller had warned that farmland was his “favourite dark-horse bubble candidate for the next decade or so”.
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:01AgriculturalFieldworks%26Kanchipuram%26TN.jpg”] Researchers at Rockefeller University believe that the world has reached “peak farmland” — that we’re using more land for agriculture now than we ever will in the future.The idea of ‘peak farmland’ generally carries a negative connotation, as it is associated with the Malthusian notion of […]
November 16, 2012, Santiago, Chile.
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Terrace_field_guangxi_longji_china.jpg”] Here’s something crazy to think about.Roughly 200,000 people were born today. That’s net world population growth, births minus deaths.
[credit provider=”nmpan via YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lxe5-3cpEE&feature=player_embedded#!”] Many small farms are in secluded areas, and it can be difficult to transport livestock to slaughter houses for packaging and selling.In 2002, a small group of farmers decided to build the first mobile slaughter unit to arrive at farms all over the country with everything they needs […]
Question for you: Which distinctly British asset class has offered the most attractive returns over the past decade? Central London property? Not even close, even if it has done rather well. UK farmland is the answer, having more than tripled in value over a decade which will otherwise not be remembered for […]
It seems pretty hard to argue with investing in farmland.
In the latest version of the Absolute Return Letter, investor Niels Jensen makes the case for buying farm land, an asset class you’ve heard a lot of people go bullish on over the last few years.
The water sector has had a killer decade, beating the S&P 500 by 11 per cent annually since 2001.
[credit provider=”Travel + Leisure/Beall and Thomas Photography “] Last month, we discussed the farmland bubble argument, weighing ag industry consolidation and food price volatility against well-performing loans.Today, in her inaugural speech as head of the Kansas City Fed, Esther George sided with the bears (cows?), warning that the current spike […]