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land: Land for Sale - 03/27/13 06:30 AM
The Land for Sale blog is currently being revised. We'll post updates very soon with links to the for sale by owner listings. (0 comments)
land: Kansas Farmland Index update - 05/18/12 12:43 PM
Agricultural land values continue to inflate but at a more moderate pace. Low interest rates help as well as liquid farmers. Belief that above-average crop prices will persist helps fuel the rising land prices too. Creighton University’s latest Farmland-Price Index¹ eased a second straight month to 64.6 in May, from 69.4 in April. The May reading extends the land price expansion to 28 consecutive months. A reading above 50 suggests prices are rising. Bankers in the Creighton survey say land appreciation rates rose in Kansas again. The Confidence Index, which tracks bankers’ expectations for the rural economy six months out, eased slightly to 60.2 in May, from (1 comments)
land: Recent Kansas Land Values - 05/14/12 03:01 PM
A recent issue of LandOwner Newsletter magazine reports some values for Kansas land sales. In April a section of land in Kearny County Kansas that was under CRP at $40/acre sold for about $1,562 per acre. In May some dryland cropland sold at auction for $4,000 per acre with was a new county record for Thomas County and the land was located southease of Colby. Many land values are not reported especially private-treaty lands sales. Kansas Land Brokers tracks the land market in Kansas and if you are looking for land values in a particular county then give us a (2 comments)
land: Wichita County Kansas Farm News - 05/11/12 02:55 PM
The May edition of the Wichita County Farm Service Agency Newsletter had news for area farmers including the following: Feed Grain Maps Available for Pick Up - Producers please stop by our office and pick up maps to record feed grain acreages.
A new program tech has been hired.
Details about a down payment loan assistance program for new farmers is available.
Contact the Wichita County FSA office for more info or you can also sign to receive the newsletter digitally at http://fsa.usda.gov/ks or the Wichita County Farm Service Agency office at 612 W. Broadway Leoti, KS 67861-0340 Phone 620-375-2332
land: Land Conservation: Buffers, CCRP - 05/03/12 07:49 AM
Considering conservation buffers on your land? The USDA has 250,000 or more buffer contracts with about 160,000 farms and ranches. They may be a good choice for your land and for the environment. They are also economically viable for most operations. The Continuous Conservation Reserve Program (CCRP) is one of the programs that provide financial incentives for farmers and ranchers.
Conservation buffers are areas or strips of permanent vegetation established around and in cropland. They are placed between surface water areas and agricultural fields. The buffers range in width from 40 feet to 150 feet.
What do Buffers do? (0 comments)
land: Sales Tax Rates in Kansas - 04/11/12 09:11 AM
The Tax Foundation relased a report with the Sales Tax Rates in Major United States Cities and Wichita Kansas came in on the list as number 66 on the ranks. The state rate in Kansas 6.3% and the local rate is 1% for a total tax rate in Wichita, Kansas of 7.3%
Anchorage Alaska came in at the lowest as zero percent and the highest was Montgomery and Brimingham Alabama at 10% total rates. Seattle, Washington and Glendale Arizona and Chicago Illinois were the next higest at 9.5% and Kansas City Missouri came in at 7.85% (1 comments)
land: Dairy in Kansas - 04/07/12 12:23 PM
Kansas may be more well known for sunflowers and wheat but we do have a solid dairy industry. There are about 400 dairy farms in Kansas. Each dary cow produces about 8 gallons of milk a day or about 3,000 gallons a year Kansas dairy farms proudce about 290 million gallson of milk every year Dairy is the 4th largest agriculture business in Kansas Nearly all Kansas dairy farms are family owned Currently, the following are licensed or permitted in Kansas: Dairy farms 410Milk haulers 177Milk tankers 84Tanker wash stations 2Dairy processing plants 12Milk transfer stations 8Single service manufacturers 8Milk and dairy distributors 68
land: Higher Farmland Values - 03/30/12 06:23 PM
Don’t Say it Can’t Go Any Higher! The big news on farmland values in October was the $16,750 per acre price for Iowa farmland. Even more shocking was that it topped the previous high price of $15,368 an acre a whole week before in another part of the state. Granted, this is some very high quality farmland with high Corn Suitability Ratings. But still, it’s shocking right? Not even a year ago, I met with a group of farmers when Midwest corn ground was hitting $7,000 to $8,000 an acre on a regular basis and the consensus was “It can’t (3 comments)
land: Are you looking for Land Deals? - 01/04/12 11:58 AM
Are you looking for good deals on property in Kansas? Specifically, land. Many people have cash to invest and are looking for good investment property like land. Owner financing may be available on some properties as well. Interest rates are still low and land values are holding well in Kansas. Go to our website and enter your email in the left corner to be added to our list when new properties are available. These are not MLS junk listings that appear everywhere - these are land parcels priced well in today's market that will make a good investment. You may (1 comments)
land: Kansas Land, Banking and Ag News - 12/18/11 02:58 PM
NOTE: This post was originally posted on our Farmland Review blog under farmland and cropland news and we are consolidating all blog posts on farmland investing and Kansas land for sale markets here now. The week in news in Kansas
BANKING Here in the Heart of America we tend to not feel many waves as we didn’t feel the extreme highs of the real estate market and also in turn didn’t feel the severe lows. However, it was shocking to learn today that 3 banks are in serious trouble in Kansas. As Kansans I think we feel like it (0 comments)
“The Nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.” – President Franklin D. Roosevelt
"Every person who invests in well selected real estate in a growing section of a prosperous community adopts the surest and safest method of becoming independent, for real estate is the basis of wealth." --Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919)
"Real Estate cannot be lost or stolen, nor can it be carried away, purchased with common sense, paid for in full, and managed with reasonable care, it is (2 comments)
land: Food Thanks, Land Thanks - 11/21/11 02:25 PM
Thankful for Land During the Thanksgiving season people think about what they are most thankful for and all kinds of promotions for the Giving Season abound. On the radio, announcers are asking for callers to call in and thank the folks they know in the armed forces and of course the shopping commercials about gift giving are everywhere. One thing that I am most thankful for is the land. As the preamble to the NAR Code of Ethics starts out…. “Under All is the Land!” Everything we eat comes from this precious land. Thanksgiving started with the Plymouth settlers after they (0 comments)
land: Farmland Values: Is the Sky the Limit? - 10/19/11 03:00 PM
Farmland seems pretty boring on the surface especially if you drive across Kansas. You will instantly know why we are known as the Flyover State if you have ever driven I-70 across the state. But things have not been so boring in Iowa where farmland values have given way to huge prices in corn country this month. Record prices of over $16,000 per acre this week. In the Commercial Connections recent newsletter from the National Association of Realtors Commercial Real Estate division, Edmond Massie makes a great observation about land that hits this high price point issue perfectly. “Every product consumed (0 comments)
land: The LandThink Summit in Review - 10/04/11 08:56 PM
LandThink Summit 2011 If you have ever considered attending a seminar about the land industry you need not think any further about which one to attend. LandThink Summit 2011 was held in Atlanta, Georgia last week and the lineup of speakers was an excellent cross section of various backgrounds that culiminated in an overall view of the industry. In addition to land brokers and agents at the conference, ag lenders were also in attendance and provided a balanced prespective on issues affecting land transactions. A market trends survey book was a big bonus handout which will likely come in handy during (0 comments)
land: Land Quotes on Real Estate, Land, Farmland Investing and Land Investors - 09/15/11 07:08 PM
Presidential Quotes on Real Estate Land Investing Here at Kansas Land Brokers we truly enjoy good quotes about investing in real estate and especially land investing. We noticed an interesting trend recently when searching for quotes for our weekly Twitter land quote that many of the investment quotes were by Presidents in the late 1850's and early 1900s.
“The Nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.” – President Franklin D. Roosevelt
"Every person who invests in well selected real estate in a growing section of a prosperous community adopts the surest and safest method of becoming independent, for real estate (0 comments)
land: LAND BUYING: If Land is King then is Cash Supreme? - 09/15/11 02:43 PM
The old adage that cash is king in real estate transactions has probably been more true over the last few years than ever before due to tight credit markets. If a buyer can put down the cash and close in less than 30 days then a seller is usually willing to make some concessions if they are serious about selling and the concession is almost always in price. However, I think when it comes to land that maybe the royal marriage of Cash and Land is not the match made in heaven that we think it is as so many of (4 comments)
land: Can your land help promote tourism in your state? - 09/15/11 02:34 PM
As land professionals we wear many hats when promoting properties and one of my favorite hats to wear is Rural America Promoter. Agritourism is showing up more and more these days as people find new creative ways for the usefulness of their land. Guest or dude ranches have long been known as rural businesses but what exactly is agritourism? Agritourism uses the agriculture basis of the land to promote the area or a product to help bring in visitors. For example, corn mazes are well known form of agritourism. So how could your land use be used for agritourism or even (2 comments)
Are you trying to find cheap land for sale in Kansas? We know it is difficult and it is also very rare to find land at pennies on the dollar especially in Kansas. Tax deed sales are one way to find extremely cheap land but be warned that many of these properties are extremely run-down and need massive repairs. The properties are on the tax deed sales because the owners have usually abandoned the properties and stop paying taxes so after several years of unpaid taxes the county can foreclose on the (0 comments)
land: Absentee Rural Landowners Protect Yourself - 09/15/11 01:43 PM
Do you have an Absentee Rural Land Owner Sign on your Property? Now I would guess the answer to that is a resounding NO. As it should be… because there is no need to announce to the world that you don’t live anywhere near your land. However, consider that your property may be doing all the talking of that sign anyway.
Absentee Rural Land Ownership is fairly common and many people own land that is fairly far away from their primary residence. It may be difficult for you to monitor the property effectively from a distance so how can you protect your investment? (0 comments)
land: More Kansas Counties Eligible for Livestock Forage Disaster Program - 09/08/11 11:41 AM
From the Farm Service Agency (FSA) website Additional Counties Eligible for Livestock Forage Disaster Program Manhattan, Kansas, September 2, 2011 – Adrian J. Polansky, State Executive Director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Kansas, reminds eligible ranchers and livestock producers to apply under the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) for losses incurred during the 2011 grazing season up to October 1, 2011. Based on the U.S. Drought Monitor, these counties are now eligible for LFP for native and improved grasses: Butler, Chase, Cowley, Elk, Greenwood, Lyon, and Woodson. The following counties previously meet the LFP trigger (0 comments)
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