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  • Mar 30, 2012
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    Opinion: Supreme Court Gives Landowners A Victory 1

    Landowners fighting an Environmental Protection Agency exercise of jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act were given their day in court, thanks to a ruling last week by the U.S. Supreme Court. The verdict in Sackett vs. EPA, didn’t overrule EPA’s contention about wetlands but landowners now have the opportunity to challenge the pronouncement in court. This removes a tactic EPA frequently employed to bully property owners to bow to its wishes....More
  • Mar 29, 2012
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    How Much Can You Pay For Land? 7

    One of the biggest challenges facing producers today is the rising cost of land. In fact, I recently read that the price of land is the number-one concern of young farmers and ranchers today, with many finding it nearly impossible to compete against established ranchers and obtain the necessary credit to make the purchase. And, once a purchase is made, does the investment pencil out?...More
  • Dec 16, 2011
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    The Chance For Ag Ground May Have Passed 1

    With 20/20 hindsight, nearly everyone today laments the fact they weren’t more aggressive in the land market a few years back. The perfect storm was in place – ethanol subsidies made corn the new gold rush, while soaring debt and a sluggish economy was driving investment dollars into commodities and better inflation hedges....More

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