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Farmland values surging as crop-price gains spur income

May 17, 2012 in The Daily Republic

CHICAGO Farmland values surged during the first quarter from Kansas to Indiana as gains in crop prices during the past two years bolster income, according to a survey of lenders by regional Federal Reserve banks.
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Audit: Commodities broker collapse costs N.D. State Mill at least $60,000

January 24, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Mill and Elevator in Grand Forks was a longtime client of MF Global Holdings Ltd., a New York-based company that filed for bankruptcy last October. Continue Reading

Minnesota farmer to testify before Congress on MF Global collapse

December 13, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Dean Tofteland raises corn, soybeans and pigs near Luverne in southwestern Minnesota. He has about $200,000 tied up with MF Global. Continue Reading

Midwest farmland prices soar thanks to strong prices, demand

December 24, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

Increased commodity prices and strong demand have sent prices of farmland skyrocketing, making it more difficult for young and beginning farmers to get established but strengthening the balance sheets for those who own the land. Continue Reading