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ND farmland values continue rising

August 12, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS The 2012 drought that devastated crops and pastures in much of the Upper Midwest didn’t stop the price of farmland from shooting higher, especially in North Dakota. Continue Reading

North Dakota farmland may hide rare rocks

July 4, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS – They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and, in Calvin Duszynski’s case, a farmer’s nuisance could be his treasure. Continue Reading

Where are the beef, corn, sheep…?

March 7, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s latest farm numbers report lead one to wonder where all of the farms are going. Continue Reading

Midwest farmland values gain as record crop prices boost demand

November 16, 2012 in The Daily Republic

CHICAGO Farmland values in five Midwest states rose 13 percent in the third quarter from a year earlier as record corn and soybean prices spurred demand from farmers and investors, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago said Thursday.
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SD farm land value jumped 25 percent in last year

August 6, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) The average value of South Dakota farm land rose by about 25 percent in the past year. Continue Reading

Sioux Falls man wins 160-acre land raffle

April 17, 2012 in The Daily Republic

AURORA COUNTY A Plankinton native raffled a quarter section of land last weekend to help fund programs that meet the medical needs of the under-served in South Dakota. Continue Reading

N.D. tax board offers land valuation leeway

February 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Variance ensures ag a fair deal as farmland values increased an average of 29 percentThe increased “variance” applies to all kinds of property, but some officials say it’s partly the result of an unexpectedly high 29 percent average increase in the formula for ag land tax values across the state, Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says. Continue Reading

South Dakota farmland values triple in a decade

November 1, 2011 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) A rapid rise in South Dakota farmland values likely cannot be sustained, but a crash similar to the 1980s farm crisis is unlikely, industry officials say.
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Higher property taxes that accompany rising land values challenge Minnesota farmers

October 5, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Farmland values have been climbing up to 30 percent a year for some properties in southern and northwestern Minnesota, said John Hagen, property tax director at the state Department of Revenue. Because of the increasing land values, programs that are aimed at helping keep property taxes low aren’t pulling as much of their weight anymore. Continue Reading

Great Plains farmland severely damaged by Missouri River flooding may be out of production for year or more

September 23, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Officials don’t expect the Missouri to fully return to its banks until October, so farmers already busy with the fall harvest will have little time to rehab their fields before the onset of winter. Plus, farmers must wait for fields to dry out before doing any significant work with heavy equipment. Continue Reading