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ASFMRA Ag News – Vol. 9, Issue XXI – [October 14, 2014]

  • Farmland values determined by more than agricultural returns
  • Five myths about ag landlord rights
  • Getting agriculture off the ground
  • NCGA Comments on Growing Corn Crop Supplies, Shrinking Price
  • Farmland prices stay up as crop prices fall
  • Last chance to donate 
  • Welcome new members
  • Staff Changes
  • 2015 Education Schedule
  • The Kiplinger Agriculture Letter
  • The Ferguson Ag Report

ASFMRA Ag News – Vol. 9, Issue XXI – [September 30, 2014]

  • Dirt Cheap? Investors are Plowing Into Farmland, Here’s Why
  • Webinar: Farm Bill – Farm Service Agency (FSA) Farm Decision Making
  • U.S. Farms Gain in Size, Shrink in Number
  • Hemp crop from detained seeds harvested in Kentucky
  • Characteristics That Help a Farm Achieve Long-Term Viability
  • Vilsack: New tools help you pick your farm program plan
  • Farmers: Failure to override veto jeopardizes future of Missouri dairies
  • 2015 Education Schedule
  • Continuing Education Credits and Tracking
  • LandOwner Newsletter
  • Ag Open Forum – Join the Conversation! 


ASFMRA Ag News – Vol. 9, Issue XX - [September 23, 2014]

  • Ag credit conditions remain strong despite lower farm income
  • Hop farming makes comeback as more breweries are born
  • Strong Farm Incomes Hold Land Values in Check
  • Record land values make buying decisions tougher
  • Regression Estimates of Different Land Type Prices and Time Adjustments
  • Official Notification – Policy and Procedure Manual Changes
  • Welcome New Members
  • What are you waiting for? Make your Education Foundation Auction Donation!
  • 40, 50 and 65 year memberships and Sliver Plow Award Recipients Recognized
  • The Kiplinger Agricultural Letter
  • LandOwner Newsletter
  • Save the Date – New Member Orientation Schedule

ASFMRA Ag News – Vol. 9, Issue XVIX - [September 9, 2014]

  • No crash in U.S. farmland seen despite tumbling grain prices
  • FairREnt, now online, helps you find land rent values
  • Rabobank analysis insightful on land values (part 3)
  • Is a land correction coming?
  • Appraisal Qualifications Board Announcement 
  • News of agribusiness: John Deere launches new tools for 2015
  • Congratulations to our newly accrediated members!
  • South Dakota ethanol plant operational again
  • California Water Law Will Affect Vineyard Value

ASFMRA Ag News – Vol. 9, Issue XVIII - [August 26, 2014]

  • US land rents to hold despite crop price falls
  • Rural Economic Erosion Continues
  • Farm Futures: 11-year-old cotton farmer doubles his acres
  • Rabobank: Potential for land asset bubble
  • Increased Ag Values Mask California Drought Concerns
  • Unleashing the latest farm technology
  • Cotton outlook neutral to bearish on August crop report
  • Too much corn with nowhere to go as U.S. farmers plan for record
  • Save the date: Learn about benefits you receive as an ASFMRA member

ASFMRA Ag News – Vol. 9, Issue XVII – [August 12, 2014]

  • Farm Real Estate Values up 8.1% from 2013
  • Russia to halt import of U.S. agriculture goods
  • With no sign of increased demand, farmers battle falling corn prices
  • Rabobank warns of possible farmland asset bubble
  • Safety net to fight falling crop prices
  • USDA moves closer to deregulating Enlist corn, soybeans
  • How can you make the right farm bill program decisions?
  • Kansas Farmers Brace for Income Drop in 2014
  • Welcome New Members
  • Save the Date – Learn about benefits you receive as an ASFMRA member

ASFMRA Ag News – Vol. 9, Issue XVI - [July 29, 2014]

  • Why You Should Renegotiate Your Cash Rents for 2015
  • No Adjustment in Land Values – Yet
  • Back to the Future, Part 2: Ag lending and financial management 
  • As China’s cotton acres shrink, door opens to more U.S. sales
  • LandOwner Newsletter
  • USDA reminds producers to certify conservation compliance 
  • Farmland Investments on the Rise 
  • Wind Farm Tax Credits Warrant Deeper Look 
  • The Kiplinger Agriculture Letter 

ASFMRA Ag News – Vol. 9, Issue XV - [July 15, 2014]

  • Are farm land values headed for a downturn?
  • Ag needs to improve communication efforts
  • FAA moving to write rules for UAVs ‘as fast as we can’
  • The hidden dangers of big data tools
  • USDA moves forward with crop insurance changes
  • ‘Out-of-Sight’ Beef Prices Pose Opportunity
  • Big farm bill decisions coming up for rice producers
  • Texas pecan crop could top 55 million pounds
  • Precision agriculture will play key role in nation’s security, retired general says
  • Save the Date
  • Dow AgroSciences buying Brazilian seed company 
  • Large U.S. cotton crop potential dampening price outlook
  • Retail pork prices still rising due to PED virus

ASFMRA Ag News – Vol. 9, Issue XIV - [July 01, 2014]

  • Competitive bidding by farmers pushes land prices
  • EPA rule will upend farming and livelihoods, Farm Bureau says 
  • Independent bankers questions the ‘farm’ in Farm Credit System
  • Welcome New Members
  • Testified in Court? What You Need To Know
  • Summit speakers say UAVs can be great asset
  • Soybean Acreage, Corn Stocks Numbers Sharply Bearish — USDA
  • Clean Water Act Rule Clarity Sought
  • California sweet cherry production drops 63 percent
  • Financial Health of Banks Lending to Agriculture Continues to Improve

ASFMRA Ag News – Vol. 9, Issue XIII – [June 24, 2014]

  • IRS Targets “Passive” Land Owners: Appeals Court Hears Landmark Case
  • Oil Replaces Ag as North Dakota’s Top Industry 
  • Farmers National Suggests Land Values are Bucking Previous Predictions
  • Watch Sticker Prices on Farm Loans
  • Harvesting the Power of Big Data in Agriculture
  • Drones help farmers check on crop progress
  • USDA announces CRP sign-up, help for beginning farmers
  • USDA program helps farmers manage water resources 
  • WY Landowners File Suit Against Western Watersheds
  • EPA EXtnre

ASFMRA Ag News – Vol. 9, Issue XII - [June 10, 2014]

  • US cropland values drop, but ranchland holds firm
  • Why a 1980s-style Farmland Bust Isn’t in the Cards – Economists
  • Summer Education Week
  • Water availability may change cropping systems: Part one
  • $2,000 buys this corn farmer aerial scouting technology 
  • Judge denies request to halt Friant flows
  • Hay Stocks Rose 35%, USDA May Report Shows
  • Appraisal Foundation News
  • Value of U.S. rice lands to waterfowl – something to quack about
  • Land Values, Rents Post Modest Declines
  • The ‘quiet crisis’ confronting agriculture
  • Number of U.S. farms dropped (again) in 2013

ASFMRA Ag News – Vol. 9, Issue XI - [May 27, 2014] 

  • Think Differently About Farm’s Transition
  • Basic Appraisal Principles and Basic Appraisal Procedures
  • Nominate Professional Farm Manager of the Year!
  • Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) Announcement
  • California Citrus Exports May Return to China
  • Soybeans Planted Early Equal Higher Yields in Deep South
  • USDA See Lower Prices for 2014 Most Major Crops
  • From Rodeo and Hoe to Helicopter and GPS, brothers farm 21st Century
  • Drones: The Newest Water-Saving Tool for Parched Farms
  • Another U.S. and World Record for Corn Production?
  • Farmland Prices Flatten in Mid-South and Southeast
  • Iowa’s Nutrient Reduction Strategy Gaining Farmer Awareness, Participation
  • Pistachio Production Prospects Show Signs of Improvement
  • Northeast Texas Wheat Poised for Good Crop
  • Texas Drought – How Many Cotton Acres Will Be Harvested
  • NRCS Provides Assistance for Agricultural Producers to Improve Water Quality
  • Farm Credit System Faults Farmer Mac Over Director Powers
  • Industry News from AgProfessional Magazine
  • Co-Star Suing Appraisers for Mis-Use of The Licensing
  • Appraisers – You Don’t Have To Be a Rocket Scientist!

ASFMRA Ag News – Vol. 9, Issue X - [May 13, 2014] 

  • Wolves of Wall Street: Poised to Gobble Up U.S. Farmland?
  • Registration is Open for Summer Education Week!
  • The Kiplinger Agricultural Letter
  • Appraisal Standards Board Announcement
  • The Ferguson Report – Backpedaling on Climate
  • Financial Transactions Tax
  • Landowner Newsletter – Quality Still Attracts Strong Demand
  • Appraisal Foundation News
  • Consultants Find Case, Multiple Uses for ‘Drones’ in Agriculture
  • Cotton PGR Decisions Need to Start Early
  • U.S. Soybean Exports, Global Market Still Dependent on Finicky China
  • Corn Market Influenced by Delayed Planting, Consumption Numbers
  • Top 10 Technologies for the Farm
  • The Odds of $5 and $7.50 Wheat
  • 5 Reports to Boost Mississippi Crops
  • Improved Sprinkler Efficiency Could Help Combat Drought
  • Wine Grape Value Little changed in Napa
  • Florida’s Citrus Industry Liked Florida’s 2014 Legislative Session
  • Calling All Appraisers!

ASFMRA Ag News – Vol. 9, Issue IX – [April 29, 2014]

  • Agriculture’s good times: Will they continue in 2014?
  • Corn Demand Rebuilds; Prices Get a Boost
  • Should Appraisers be Using Regression Analysis Tools?
  • The big dry: Can California’s drought last forever?
  • Leaders preparing for water crisis
  • Calling all Internship Programs!
  • Texas Chapter Debuts New Website
  • Why good farm records matter
  • Save the Date – Schedule Announced for New Member Orientation Meetings/Calls
  • In Memory – James H. Reynolds, Lexington, KY

ASFMRA Ag News – Vol. 9, Issue VIII – [April 15, 2014]

  • Survey Finds 5.4% Decline in Iowa Farmland Values
  • California agriculture has bright future, despite drought
  • California Land Prices Continue to Increase
  • Faster method to detect farm problems takes flight
  • Recognition of Long Standing Members
  • Welcome New Members
  • Suzanne Gruba is retiring!
  • News from The Appraisal Foundation
  • The Crucial Role of Women in Global Ag Development

ASFMRA Ag News – Vol. 9, Issue VII – [April 1, 2014]

  • LandOwner Survey Finds Rising Caution Among Subscribers
  • Register Now for Eminent Domain
  • Farmland Values Settle, Grain Prices at Fault
  • EPA & Army Corps of Engineers Clarify Protection for Nation’s Streams & Wetlands
  • U.S. lists lesser prairie chicken as threatened species
  • Texas Land Values Report to be released on April 17
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) Experts to Invade Tucson
  • How Much is Your Winery Worth Today?

ASFMRA Ag News – Vol. 9, Issue VI – [March 25, 2014]

  • Though it will still be a painful decline
  • Microsoft to buy Texas wind energy
  • Website Down for Association Management Data Conversion
  • Official Notification – ASFMRA Nominations  – 2014-15
  • Fracking, UAVs, Dreams and Pistachios…What do these have in common?
  • How many appraisers are left?
  • Land Values Survey Invitation
  • Refer a Colleague
  • Communications Survey
  • Land Values Survey Invitation
  • News from The Appraisal Foundation

ASFMRA Ag News – Vol. 9, Issue V – [March 11, 2014]

  • Profits promise to be widespread this year
  • Rabobank: Grain prices moderating
  • Outlook bright for dairy products
  • Report: Ethanol producers are making good profit
  • Official Notification – Policy & Procedure Manual Changes
  • Amendments to the ASFMRA Policy & Procedure Manual Approved by the Executive Council
  • New Commercial Greenhouse Appraisal Class
  • Welcome New Members
  • 2014 Illinois Land Values and Lease Trends Report Available
  • Testified in Court?
  • News from The Appraisal Foundation

ASFMRA Ag News – Vol. 9, Issue IV – [February 25, 2014]

  • Has the appraisal profession just gone to pot?
  • Virtual Inspections
  • ASFMRA Land Professionals Look at Land Values
  • Markets aren’t as bullish as ’13
  • Rural Texans unite against water curtailment
  • Climatologist, Water Development Board see continued drought
  • Water Cleaning Technology Could Help Farmers
  • California water wars have taken many legal twists and turns
  • Time growing short for voluntary metering of Delta irrigation wells
  • Career Center
  • In Memory of Arnold Waldstein

ASFMRA Ag News – Vol. 9, Issue III – [February 11, 2014]

  • Farm Land Market in Transition
  • Is There a Change Ahead for Commodity Prices? LandOwner Newsletter
  • At long last….the nation’s 17th farm bill - Kiplinger Agriculture Letter
  • Membership Benefits
  • Welcome New Members
  • Marketing & Communications Director
  • Annual Survey Results Show Strong Vibrant Organization
  • North Dakota Chapter Releases Annual Agricultural Land Price & Cash Rent Survey
  • Thank You for Education Foundation Donation
  • Drought concerns persist for agriculture this year
  • Career Center
  • Announcements from the Appraisal Foundation

ASFMRA Ag News – Vol. 9, Issue II – [January 28, 2014]

  • Economist sees bumpy years ahead for U.S. Agriculture
  • Setback in Iowa Values, More Cooling Seen in Nebraska LandOwner Newsletter
  • Legalized marijuana a budding trend – Kiplinger Agriculture Letter
  • Market volatility drives demand for variable cash rents
  • YPN Leadership Team is off to a Great Start in 2014
  • ASFMRA Training in Denver Starts February 19
  • NRCS Improves Soils Data for Growing Customer Base
  • ARA/RPRA Application Deadline March 1, 2014
  • Honey bee decline continues grabbing national attention
  • Parching of Paso Robles & Report on farmland values leveling off
  • Career Center
  • Announcements from the Appraisal Foundation

ASFMRA Ag News – Vol. 9, Issue I – [January 14, 2014]

  • What’s Ahead for Land Values in 2014? LandOwner Newsletter
  • As Congress bears down on the farm bill – Kiplinger Agriculture Letter
  • What is the Real Issue? – Ferguson Ag Report
  • Verify Your Information for the 2014 ASFMRA Membership Directory
  • Accrual Accounting for Ag? Ferguson Ag Report
  • The ASFMRA Executive Council Needs Your Input – 2014 Membership Survey
  • ARA/RPRA Application Deadline March 1, 2014
  • Outlook Improves for U.S. Dairymen
  • Fend off California’s drought menace – The Press Enterprise
  • In Memory – Ronald G. Kettle, ARA and Robbin Peterson, ARA
  • Announcements from the Appraisal Foundation