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ASFMRA News – Vol. 11 Issue XXV [November 22, 2016]

  • Land Values: They’re Likely to Get Worse Before They Get Better
  • Agriculture Job Opportunities Growing Rapidly
  • Growing World Population a ‘Tremendous Opportunity’ for Agriculture
  • Washington Week in Review, Nov. 17, 2016: CR, Lame Duck, Farm Bill, and Transition
  • Report: California Farmland Values May Slide More in ’17
  • Looking for Votes to Push Bills Across the Goal Line in House, Senate
  • Vilsack: Ballot Issues Show Need for Ag Literacy
  • Why Agriculture is Consolidating
  • In Memory – James “Nardie” Vine, Jr., ARA

ASFMRA News – Vol. 11 Issue XXIV [November 8, 2016] 

  • Minding Ag’s Business
  • America’s Farm Economy – An Uncertain Future?
  • Agricultural Workforce Trends Changing
  • Farmers Hold on to Land Despite Some Losses
  • Farm Bureau Will Defend Labor Law
  • USDA Opens ARC, PLC Enrollment
  • Water Conservation Improved in September but is Still Worse than in 2015
  • Data Drive: Will Soybean Boom Help Floundering Farmers?
  • Grower Organizations Encourage Manufacturers to Implement AgGateway’s ADAPT for Precision Ag
  • Ag Land in SD Sees Rare Dip in Value

ASFMRA News – Vol. 11 Issue XXIII [October 25, 2016]

  • Kaine Votes Run Afoul of Farm Policy Critics
  • Use Your Drone to Create Standing Water Maps
  • NRCS Rolls Out Regs For New Ag Conservation Easement Program
  • Web Soil Survey Update Improves Farm Land-Use Decisions
  • California Eyes More Sacramento River Water for Fish, Less for Farms, Cities
  • Most States See Cash Rental Rates Fall, Economist Says
  • AQB Seeks Input on Second Exposure Draft – Real Property Appraiser Qualifications
  • Welcome New Members
  • Share Your Experience – Make a Referral
  • Committees Announced

ASFMRA News – Vol. 11 Issue XXII [October 11, 2016]

  • Land Values Dip as Farmers Struggle with Low Prices
  • Farmers Getting Government Safety Net Payments
  • California Keeps on Farming, With or Without Water
  • ARC-County, PLC 2015 Payments Begin Arriving in Farmers’ Mailboxes
  • USDA Issues Safety-Net Payments to Farmers in Response to 2015 Market Downturn
  • 2016 Testimony with Chair Janet L. Yellen on Supervision and Regulation
  • Media Advisory: Groundwater and Geology to be Surveyed Using Low-flying Helicopter in South San Joaquin Valley
  • Farm Income Seen Flat in 2017
  • ASB Second Exposure Draft & Public Meeting
  • Some Sage Advice from Boyd Harris, Education Foundation Auction Committee Chair

ASFMRA News – Vol. 11 Issue XXI [September 27, 2016]

  • Ag Economy Rocky
  • Farmers say, ‘No apologies,’ as Well Drilling Hits Record Levels in San Joaquin Valley
  • Drone Operators Seek Permission to Fly Out of Direct Sight
  • Why Industrial Farms Are Good for the Environment
  • Open Mic – Sterling Liddell, Sr. VP, Rabo
  • Farm Safety Net Providing Much-Needed Assistance: Vilsack Says
  • Greenspan Says He Would Like to See Dodd-Frank Bank Law Repealed
  • Welcome New Members!
  • Share Your Experience – Make a Referral
  • First Education Foundation Auction Donations Received – Make Your’s Now

ASFMRA News – Vol. 11 Issue XX [September 13, 2016]

  • USDA Partners with New York State, Producers, to Improve Chesapeake Bay Water Quality
  • Farm Bureau Group Moves Closer to Backing Water Quality Funding
  • Canadian Farmers’ Debt Seen Hitting Fresh Record High: Lender
  • Yield Estimates May be Hit, Analyst Says
  • Relationship with Landlord Key as Cash Rents Decline
  • Moisture Sensors Help End Soybean Irrigation
  • Record 2016 California Walnut Crop at 670,000 Tons
  • Good News: California Agriculture on Rebound in 2016
  • Welcome New Members!
  • Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) Second Exposure Draft-Proposed Changes for the 2018-19 Edition of USPAP
  • 40, 50, and 65 Year Membership Recognition
  • Silver and Gold Plow Award Recipients Recognized

ASFMRA News – Vol. 11 Issue XVIV [August 30, 2016]

  • Low Commodity Prices Pushing Down Farmland Values
  • Despite Doubts, Farmland Sells High
  • U.S. Farmers Risk Losing Everything Because of Absurd Immigration Procedures
  • Cash Rents Fall for 2016
  • New Report Finds California Has a Stable Farm Workforce
  • In Cold Wyoming Winters, A New Vertical Farm Keeps Fresh Produce Local
  • Groups Challenge Oil and Gas Development on Western Lands
  • North Dakota Conservation Agency Faces Backlog of Requests
  • State Pulls Relief Resources from Swelling Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Camp
  • U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack on Open Mic
  • Make the Most of Your Membership
  • Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) Second Exposure Draft-Proposed Changes for the 2018-19 Edition of USPAP

ASFMRA News – Vol. 11 Issue XVIII [August 23, 2016]

  • Land Values, Rental Rates Have to Come Down, Report Says
  • Real World Economics: Blame Interest Rates for Farmland Price Boom and Bust
  • Vilsack ‘Hopeful’ About Future for Beginning Farmers, Ranchers
  • USDA: Corn, Soybean Production Forecast to Set Records in 2016
  • Ray Brownfield, ASFMRA Member Since 1996, Appearing on AgriBusiness News
  • Prospects of a Light Crop Strengthen Prices for California’s 2016 Wine Grapes
  • ‘Most Favorable Picture for Harvest Weather,’ Says Meteorologist
  • 2015 Fresno County Crop Value Slides 6.5%
  • Fannie, Freddie Could Need as Much as $126 Billion in Crisis
  • Equalized Values for Ag Property Increased in 2015
  • 3 Big Things Today

ASFMRA News – Vol. 11 Issue XVII [August 9, 2016]

  • U.S. Farmland Prices Fall $10 an Acre in First Drop Since 2009
  • Gulke: Demand for U.S. Soybeans Stays High on South American Crop Loss
  • Last Holdout of Crop Rout Gives Way as U.S. Farmland Value Drops
  • Ag Economy Barometer Moves High; Weather on Producers’ Minds
  • Indiana Farmland Values Shrink
  • Ag Deans Talk About the Price of a College Degree and Plans for Future
  • Early Farm Bill?
  • SoyRoy: An Early Harvest and Advanced Corn Hybrids
  • Large Southern SJV Pistachio Crop Coming on Strong
  • Napa Valley Vineyard Crop Prospects Reflect Good Rains and a Good Fruit Set
  • U.S. Wheat Exporters Hope GMO Find Won’t Hurt Sales to Japan, South Korea
  • U.S. Ethanol Industry Finds Sweet Deals in Brazil As Sugar Prices Soar

ASFMRA News – Vol. 11 Issue XVI [July 26, 2016]

  • The Best Corn I’ve Ever Seen
  • Supply and Demand Estimates, Global Events Impacting Crop Prices
  • Alcoa’s Massive Texas Land Holdings Expected to Sell This Year
  • Monsanto Rejects $125 Per Share Offer
  • Clinton Taps Kaine as Running Mate, Passing over Vilsack
  • Farm, Food Issues Not Top Priority for Philadelphia Democrats
  • Greening: Florida Citrus not Viable by 2019, Models Predict
  • Welcome New Members
  • Thank You for Your Referrals
  • Thank You for Your Generosity
  • Make the Most of Your Membership

ASFMRA News – Vol. 11 Issue XV [July 12, 2016]

  • Land Value Survey Mirrors Last Year
  • Aging Farm Population Increasing Use of Managers
  • Farm Income is the Lowest Since 2002. Here’s Why You Should Care
  • Farmers Reap Benefit of Land Use in Virginia
  • Farm Bureau Speakers Examine Signs of Economic ‘Adjustment’
  • USDA Planting Report Points to Bumper Corn, Bean, Cotton Crops
  • U.S. Soybean Crop Condition Drops
  • California Water Conservation Grows to 28 Percent in May
  • Kansas Homeowners Pick up Larger Share of Tax Burden; Commercial, Industrial and Ag Taxes Stay Flat
  • Energy Developer Again Seeks Missouri Approval for Transmission Line From Kansas Wind Farms
  • Google Just Bought the Entire Power Output From an Un-built Norwegian Wind Farm
  • U.K. Farmland’s Bull Run Is Over After Brexit Puts Subsidies in Doubt
  • The Appraisal Practices Board (APB) Issues Exposure Draft

ASFMRA News – Vol. 11 Issue XIV [June 28, 2016]

  • Regulations Will Create New Opportunities for Business and Government to Use Drones
  • Crop Insurance Gives Farmers More Planting Flexibility
  • Optimism Abounds in Farming Community Following Farmland Tax Reduction
  • Average Sale Price for Ohio Farm Land Falls
  • Farmers Press Senate to OK Biotech Disclosure Standards
  • Monsanto Donates Research Farm, Facilities to The B.F. Smith Foundation
  • Ways to Improve Efficiency in Flood Irrigation System

ASFMRA News – Vol. 11 Issue XIII [June 14, 2016]

  • Investors List Farm Acreage as Stable Bets
  • Agriculture Groups Ratchet Up Pressure on EU Over Approval of GMO Seeds
  • Farmers Fret as Property Taxes Soar Amid Souring Incomes
  • USDA to Provide $300M to Help Cotton Producers
  • Energy Bill Prospects Dim in Dispute Over Drilling, Drought
  • USDA Extends Deadline for Reporting ‘Actively Engaged’ Data
  • U.S. Agriculture Secretary Thinks Farmers Can Help Solve Global Warming
  • Industry Pins Hopes on Senate Talks
  • North Dakotans Reconsider a Corporate Farming Ban, and Their Values
  • Judge Approves $50M Settlement to Northeast Dairy Farmers
  • Appraiser Qualifications Board Issues Q & A

ASFMRA News – Vol. 11 Issue XII [May 31, 2016]

  • Farm Land Prices Continue To Tank, Leaving No Place To Hide
  • Farmland Values Holding Steady in Indiana, Ohio
  • Monsanto Tells Bayer ‘No’ But Doesn’t Say ‘Never’
  • China’s Demand for Imported Soybeans to Remain Strong
  • Bayer CEO in North America Speaks
  • Vilsack: Different Approach Needed on Next Farm Bill
  • California’s Drought Taking Center Stage
  • GMO Labeling and A Look Ahead to 2016 and 2018
  • Rural America Still Important but Issues Often Misunderstood
  • Cuba Offers Tremendous Trade Potential, Timetable Uncertain
  • EPA’s New Stance on Pesticide Regulations Costs Farmers, Worries Others

ASFMRA News – Vol. 11 Issue XI [May 23, 2016]

  • Not the ’80s, But Corrections Can Take a While, Economists Say
  • Farmland Values, Rents Riding Economic Roller Coaster
  • 2017 RFS Proposal Falls Short of Statutory Levels
  • How Well Do You Protect Your Farm Data From Hackers?
  • Survey Reveals Farmers Support Data Bank Concept
  • Ownership of Ag Data Still Not a Legally-Established Principle
  • A Voice-Activated Tractor That Stops on Demand and Alerts 911?
  • In Sharp Reversal, California Suspends Water Restrictions
  • 15 Farmworkers Claim They’re Owed Thousands by Labor Contractor, Farmer
  • Oil Firm SandRidge Energy Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection
  • Appraiser Qualifications Board Seeks Input
  • ASFMRA Meets with Key Agency, GSE Staff on Rural Issues
  • Welcome New Members
  • Thank You for Your Referrals!
  • In Memory – Darrell Hoyle

ASFMRA News – Vol. 11 Issue X [May 10, 2016]

  • Investors Pouring Billions into Agriculture Land, With Returns Performing Better than S&P 500
  • U.S. Farmers Open Up Silos as Corn Hits `Magic’ Price Levels
  • Meet the Site That is Like Uber — But for Tractors
  • Digital Agriculture the Next Big Thing, Says Monsanto Official
  • Syngenta Hires Ex-DuPont Veteran as New CEO as China Deal Looms
  • What Do Presidential Candidates Think of US Agriculture?
  • New Index Sees Upturn in Farmer Outlook
  • Vilsack Wants More CRP Acres in Next Farm Bill
  • Conditions Improve, But Farmers Not Optimistic
  • Cutting Ohio Farmers’ Property Taxes Could Cost Homeowners, Schools Millions
  • Ranch Buy Adds to Huge Montana Wildlife Reserve
  • Unknown, Unregulated, Undrinkable
  • When in Drought: The California Farmers who Don’t Water Their Crops
  • Napa Grape Yields Down Significantly in 2015
  • Government Overreach: Climate Change and Free Speech
  • Appraisal Foundation Announces Appraisal Practices Board (APB) Valuation Advisory
  • Appraisal Practices Board Issues Exposure Draft
  • Professional Farm Manager of the Year

ASFMRA News – Vol. 11 Issue IX [April 26, 2016]

  • Cubans Get a Firsthand Look at US Agriculture
  • U.S. Tractor Company First Approved in Cuba for 50 Years
  • Oldson: Years of Neglect Caused Iowa’s $5 Billion Water Problem
  • California Water Agencies to Urge Regulators to Ease Drought Restrictions
  • South Dakota’s Surging Dairy
  • Net Farm Income Declines; Demand for Loans Grows
  • Subcommittee Examines Credit Conditions in Farm Country
  • Kinze Manufacturing Lays Off 121 Workers
  • Farm Credit System Celebrating a Century of Service to Agriculture
  • What Does Student Loan Forgiveness Have to Do with Farming? Everything
  • Brian Gatzke, ARA to Present at Land Trust Alliance, Rally 2016
  • Appraisal Standards Board Holds Public Meeting

ASFMRA News – Vol. 11 Issue VIII [April 12, 2016]

  • Emerging Markets Behind Agriculture Boom Now Driving a Bust
  • Secret Donors:  Who’s Paying for Water Lawsuit Defense?
  • Land values: Fast Facts
  • North Dakota Cropland Values Decline For Second Year
  • USDA: Kansas Corn Plantings Ahead of Average
  • Successful Land Sale: $9,400 is Top Price in Cass County (IN) Auction
  • Can Price Ratio Put Brakes On Corn Acreage?
  • Food Companies Agree to GMO Labeling as Opponents Warn of Consequences
  • Farmer Belt-Tightening Threatens U.S. Ag Companies’ Profits
  • El Niño Is On the Way Out, So What Can Farmers Expect?
  • Federal Agencies, White House Can Transcend Politics and Work Together for Optimum Colorado River Basin Drought Response
  • Drought Still Grips Southern California, Keeping Pressure on State Water Supplies
  • Central Valley Farmer: Even With Pay Raise, People Don’t Like Farm Work
  • AgSouth Farm Credit Again Returns Profits to Members
  • What Happens with An Appraisal Review – Chris Greenwalt, ARA, RPRA
  • Volunteers Needed!
  • Welcome New Members!
  • Thank You for Your Referrals!

ASFMRA News – Vol. 11 Issue VII [March 29, 2016]

  • Financial Stress Returns to Agriculture Arena
  • What You Need to Know About Farmland Values
  • Penton Agriculture’s Latest Farm Futures Survey Shows More Corn, Less Soybeans for 2016
  • Crop Insurance Subsidies Impact Land Costs
  • GMO Labeling: 5 Questions with Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack
  • Cash Rent Decline to Continue
  • Exchange Rate Fluctuations to Blame for Drop in Net Farm Income
  • Clean Energy Fuels our Economy – An Interview with Senator Chuck Grassley (R- Iowa)
  • 14 Ag Law Stories That Could Change the Way You Farm
  • Grassley, Other Senators, Want Full Review of ChemChina-Syngenta Deal
  • U.S. Farmland Values Drop For 28th Consecutive Month
  • Appraisal Qualifications Board (AQB) To Hold Public Meeting

ASFMRA News – Vol. 11 Issue VI [March 15, 2016]

  • Too Much Stuff’ Putting a Damper on 2016 Commodity Prices
  • Margin Compression Will Carry Into Land
  • Wisconsin Farmland Prices Down
  • Diverse Coalition Urges Congress Not to Cut Farm Bill Programs
  • California’s Largest Water District, Accused of Misleading Investors, Settles With the SEC
  • Reasons for Optimism about San Joaquin Valley’s Wine Grape Industry
  • World Rice Trade is Projected to Decline in 2016
  • Warm Weather Jump Starts Merced County Almond Season
  • TPP Trade Deal Will Raise US Commodity Prices, Farm Leaders Urge Passage
  • DuPont and Dow Reveal Structure, Locations for New US-Based Ag Company
  • USDA Announces $260 Million Available for Regional Conservation Partnership Program

ASFMRA News – Vol. 11 Issue V [March 1, 2016]

  • USDA Releases Forecasts for Major Crops
  • The Future of Appraisal Standards
  • Farmland Prices Stabilizing: But Why Not in California?
  • Minnesota Farmland Prices Slip After Years of Increases
  • Declining Farm Numbers and Ag Concentration Disturbing
  • USDA: 2016 to be Another Bad Year of Farm Commodities
  • Farm Debt Grows as Agricultural Economy Weakens
  • Tightening Credit Heralds More Pain in U.S. Farming Downturn
  • Ag Banks Share Financial Outlook for Early 2016
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules Jurisdiction in WOTUS Litigation
  • Why Aren’t Iowans Leading on Water Quality?
  • California Increases Water Allocation to Farms, Cities
  • Which California Foods You Consume Makes Little Impact on Drought-Relevant Water Usage
  • Dr. Sherrick Receives Service to Agriculture Award
  • Dean Wendy Wintersteed Receives Distinguished Service Award

ASFMRA News – Vol. 11 Issue IV [February 23, 2016]

  • Dow, DuPont Ag Company to Have Midwest Presence
  • Data Science Key to Close the Productivity Gap, Empower the Next Global Ag Transformation Today
  • When Farmland Auctions Ignore Price Trends
  • Farmland Market in Transition
  • 2015 California Grape Crush 7 Percent Lighter
  • Vilsack Announces $720 Million in New Conservation Projects in the U.S.
  • Slump In Commodity Prices Pulls Down Farm Belt Land Values
  • Farmland Values Fall in Much of Central U.S.
  • New Member Orientation Calls
  • Donate to the Education Foundation
  • In Memory, Harold T. Riggs

ASFMRA News – Vol. 11 Issue III [February 9, 2016]

  • Potential for Farm Sector Improvement After Income Plunge
  • Chesapeake Bay Residents Do Not Trust Federal Regulation
  • Weather-Related Crop Damage Helps Push Pecan Prices to Near Record High
  • Ethanol Groups React to Caucus Results
  • Cotton Growers Aren’t Going to be Seeing Any Help From Washington Any Time Soon
  • Specialty Crop Grants Target California Tree Nut Competitiveness
  • USDA Awards $20 Million in Grants for Citrus Greening Research
  • Corn Will Climb Out of Price Basement
  • Syngenta Finally Says Yes to $43 Billion ChemChina Deal
  • Land Trust Alliance – Call for Papers
  • Featured Job Openings
  • Welcome New Members!
  • Thank You for Your Referrals!
  • In Memory,  Jerry B. Boerger 

ASFMRA News – Vol. 11 Issue II [January 26, 2016]

  • Farmland Prices Holding Up Despite Falling Crop Prices, Fed Says
  • Non-Operating Landlords Own 31% of U.S. Farmland
  • What Input Costs Will Farmers Cut First in 2016?
  • Iowa Farmers Brace for Tough 2016
  • Specialty Crop Grants Target California Tree Nut Competitiveness
  • Farmers Finally Catch a Break, Thanks to Cheaper Fuel, Fertilizer
  • Farm Boom Fizzles as Crop Surplus Expands Financial Strain
  • Why is California Not Storing More Water?
  • Democrats Block Veto Override of Anti-WOTUS Measure
  • The End of the U.S. Farm Boom, and What it Means for Agriculture Stocks
  • Beck’s Acquires Former Syngenta Seed Illinois Production Facility
  • The Appraisal Standards Board Issues Draft Discussion
  • Updated AAC Education Launching at Summer Education Week!

ASFMRA News – Vol. 11 Issue I [January 12, 2016]

  • How China’s Economic Slowdown in Impacting U.S. Agriculture
  • Land Rents Trending Down, But How Fast?
  • Monsanto Looks Forward
  • Growing Renewable Energy Resources to Farm with Fewer Fossil Fuels
  • Ag Confidence Index Updated and Released
  • Washington Week Ahead:  Obama Lays Out Post-2016 Vision; House Targets WOTUS Vote
  • I’m an Oregon Rancher.  Here’s What You Don’t Understand About the Bundy Standoff
  • The Appraisal Practices Board To Meet
  • The Appraisal Standards Board Holds Public Meeting
  • Spotlight on Con Englehorn, ARA

ASFMRA News – Vol. 10 Issue XXVI [December 29, 2015]

  • Iowa Farmland Values Fall for Second Consecutive Year
  • NW Iowa Bucks Downward Ag Land Trend
  • Ag Land Values on Steady Ride in South Dakota
  • Rural Bankers Turn Even More Negative on Farmland Values
  • 9 Ways to Keep Your New Drone Off the Naughty List
  • Four Tech Topics That Caught Our Attention in 2015
  • Cash Rents Not Falling Fast Enough for Farmers
  • Rabobank, Again, Dampens Hopes for Dairy Price Revival
  • California Drought Regulators Move to Ease Restrictions for Inland Areas
  • Solar & Wind Tax Credit Extensions Big Boost to Solar & Wind Growth

ASFMRA News – Vol. 10 Issue XXV [December 15, 2015]

  • California Grape Vineyard Values Remain Strong
  • Farm Cash Receipts Down in Kentucky, Economists Say
  • Dow Chemical, DuPont Announce Their Merger
  • House Ag Committee Puts Farm Credit Under Microscope
  • Agricultural Land Use Values Increasing
  • No Reason Yet to Fear a Bubble, CRE Industry Pros Say
  • Representative Collin Peterson, D-Minnesota Speaks Up
  • California Almond Industry to Accelerate Innovation, Sustainability
  • Prather Ranch Wins Leopold Conservation Award
  • In Memory – Douglas Glenn Cauble

ASFMRA AgNews – Vol. 10 Issue XXIV [December 3, 2015]

  • Increasing Debt Burden on Farmers
  • FAA Task Force Recommends a Drone Registry
  • Amazon to Build a Wind Farm in Paulding County
  • Pilot Project to Generate Greenhouse Gas Credits from Almonds and Corn
  • Regulators Impact on Ag Lenders
  • Water Scarcity: “Governments Will Fall and Wars Will Be Fought”
  • Low Crop Prices Prompt Rising Concerns
  • Land Trust Alliance Welcomes 50th Sponsor of Conservation Easement Incentive Act
  • The Appraisal Practices Board (APB) will be meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada  

ASFMRA AgNews – Vol. 10 Issue XXIII [November 24, 2015]

  • Unmanned Aircraft Uses for Agriculture, ‘Limited Only by Imagination’
  • Monsanto Executive Says They Are Considering Another Offer for Syngenta
  • Commodity Trader Cargill Restructures, Cuts Jobs
  • Bankers See Farm Income Continuing to Drop
  • Iowa Farmland Sales Strong
  • Immigration Reform – Agricultural Guestworker or Bracero Program Makes Sense
  • FDA Makes History in Approving Genetically Engineered Salmon
  • FDA Refuses to Require GMO Labeling
  • USDA Allots $350 million for Conservation Easements
  • The Appraisal Practices Board (APB) is Seeking Comments 
  • Official Notification – Changes to the Policy and Procedures Manual
  • Testified in Court?  What You Need to Know
  • 2015 Education Foundation Auction Was a Huge Success!
  • Welcome New Members
  • Thank You for Your Referrals

ASFMRA Ag News – Vol. 10 Issue XXII [November 10, 2015] 

  • Why Some Young American Farmers Want Their Student Loans Forgiven
  • US Farmers Face Difficult Challenge: Finding a New Generation to Take Over Their Land
  • Corey Prins, AFM Named Farm Manager of the Year
  • Juliana E. Young, ARA Named Appraisal Professional of the Year
  • Talking GMO’s and Future of Farming with Monsanto’s Robert Farley
  • Farmland Values: A Sharp Downturn Ahead?
  • Six Trends You Can’t Afford to Miss if You’re in Agriculture
  • How China’s Growing Appetite is Transforming an American Port
  • Learn From The Australian Water Experience
  • The Appraisal Qualifications Board (AQB) Provides Comments on October 16, 2015 Public Hearing

ASFMRA Ag News – Vol. 10 Issue XXI – [October 27, 2015]

  • Best Kept Farm Bill Secrets
  • FAA Plans to Register Unmanned Drones
  • California Governor Signs Piece-Rate Law  
  • Bank of Rockies Aims to Change Lenders’ View on Water
  • Syngenta CEO Steps Down  
  • Senate Committee Set to Exam GMO Labeling Law
  • FSA Sends Out $3.9 Billion This Week 
  • The Appraisal Practices Board (APB) Extends Comment Deadline

ASFMRA Ag News – Vol. 10 Issues XX - [October 13, 2015] 

  • Texas Farmland Values Rise
  • WOTUS Rule on Hold
  • Kansas Cropland Values Down This Year Amid Low Grain Prices
  • Ag Lender Study Shows Bankers Want a Plan
  • Will the Trans-Pacific Partnership Benefit Your State’s Farm Economy?
  • Aerial Applicators and ‘Drones’ a Problematic Mix?
  • Growers Suffer Low Yields in Paso Robles
  • Farm Credit Council Picks Van Hoose as New CEO
  • Hernando High Students Learning to Use Drones to Address Issues in Agriculture
  • Most Crops in Delaware, Maryland Survive Nor’easter
  • In Memory Elizabeth Wohlenhaus-Johanson
  • Rabo AgriFinance is Hiring
  • Donate to the Silent and Live Auction
  • Check out the YPN Event at AgroNomics

ASFMRA Ag News – Vol. 10 Issue XIX – [September 29, 2015] 

  • Net Farm Income More Than Cut in Half by Price Drop
  • 47 Senators File Resolution to Kill WOTUS
  • Monsanto to Transform Company Into Providing Data, Services
  • Ohio River Jam Delaying Grain Shipments
  • Salmon to Swim Above Shasta Dam for the First Time in Over 80 Years
  • Dolcini Aims for More Efficient FSA Programs, Happier Personnel
  • Iowa Farmland Values Down 11.3 Percent in the Past Year
  • Dairy Farmers, Processors Debate Milk Pricing Plan
  • Rural Energy Entrepreneur Excels and Expands
  • ASFMRA Leadership Visits Denver Office
  • Welcome New Members
  • Thank You for Referring a Member
  • Make Your Donation to the Auction Today!

ASFMRA Ag News – Vol. 10 Issue XVIII – [September 15, 2015] 

  • Wall Street Investors Buying Up Farmland 
  • USDA on Friday Trims Estimates for Corn Yields, Production
  • USDA Raises Soybean Forecast Above Trade Expectations
  • Prices Drop, But Investors Bullish on Land
  • Farm Bureau: More maps show how EPA’s overreach imperils U.S. Agriculture, Housing and Industry
  • Farm Businesses Face Smaller Bottom Lines
  • California’s Katrina Is Coming
  • National Forests On the Brink
  • Targeted Technology to Solve Agricultural Challenges
  • Welcome New Members
  • New Member Welcome Calls Scheduled
  • Sign-up for YPN News
  • Calling the ASFMRA Geek Squad
  • The Appraisal Foundation News

ASFMRA Ag News – Vol. 10 Issue XVII – [September 1, 2015]

  • Big Drop in Farm Profitability This Year
  • Five Financial Things To Do as Harvest Gears Up
  • Monsanto Drops Bid to Purchase Syngenta, Will Focus on Internal Growth
  • Iowa Farmers Brace for Another Year of Belt-tightening, Survey Finds
  • Judge Blocks New Federal Rule on Jurisdiction of Waterways
  • Clinton Lays Out Four-Part Plan for Rural America 
  • Fresno County Agriculture Sows $7B Crop Value

ASFMRA Ag News – Vol. 10 Issue XVI – [August 25, 2015]

  • Rate Must Fall to Secure a Profit
  • Caution Urged Amid Boom in Farm Loans
  • California Land Quickly Sinking in Drought Costs Farmers
  • Illinois Corn Crop Forecast 14% Lower than 2014 Harvest
  • Survey Shows Farm Computer Use Continues to Grow
  • Missouri Lawmakers Speak Out Against EPA Clean Water Rule
  • Deere Profit Tumbles Amid Glut of Used Farm Equipment at Dealers  
  • USDA Catches Cotton Market by Surprise with Big Drop in Forecast
  • Obama’s Wind-Energy Lobby Gets Blown Away
  • ASFMRA Welcomes New Members
  • ASFMRA Acknowledges Those Who Refer A Colleague
  • First Auction Sponsorships Received

ASFMRA Ag News – Vol. 10 Issue XV – [August 11, 2015]

  • Farmland Investments Take Root
  • Land Prices Continue to Decline
  • Margins, cash rents and land values
  • Corn, Soybeans Could Move Higher – If Only Other Markets Would Cooperate
  • Feed the World? Many Consumers Don’t See it the Way Farmers Do
  • California’s 2015 Pistachio Crop Could Be Down Significantly
  • Federal Measure to Allow Processing, Transporting of Legal Industrial Hemp
  • The Education Foundation Needs Your Support!
  • NEW MEMBERS: Learn About The Benefits of Your Membership!
  • Appraisal Practices Board (APB) Holds Public Meetings

ASFMRA Ag News – Vol. 10 Issue XIV – [July 28, 2015]

  • TAF and AQB release new requirements for Personal Property Appraisers
  • Hate your job? The robot that might replace you could care less
  • House passes bill to prevent mandatory GMO labeling
  • Can desalination counter the drought?
  • Research suggest almonds may be carbon neutral
  • Soybean acres forecasted to exceed last year’s totals
  • ASFMRA National Awards Deadline – August 1, 2015
  • ASFMRA launches Branding Survey
  • Education Foundation donations off to a great start
  • Welcome new members
  • Thank you for referring a member
  • The Journal of ASFMRA needs submissions   

ASFMRA Ag News – Vol. 10 Issue XIII – [July 14, 2015]

  • Ag land market continues gradual decline
  • Southeastern Illinois company says it’s growing marijuana
  • Canada to allow unapproved GM crop contamination in imports
  • House drought bill emerges from committee markup
  • State AG’s form agricultural committee
  • Court limits California’s power to punish farmers in drought
  • ASFMRA expresses support for delay in TILA-RESPA effective date
  • ASFMRA National Awards Nominations – Deadline is August 15

ASFMRA Ag News – Vol. 10 Issue XII – [June 9, 2015]

  • Farmland values begin to fall from record highs
  • South Dakota Agricultural Land Market Trends 1991-2015
  • Socially responsible farmland investment
  • Assessing the Required Risk Premium for North American Farmland Investment
  • House debates COOL as fast-track vote nears
  • New report shows rural infrastructure seriously lacking
  • Farm succession planning – where to start
  • ASFMRA National Awards Nominations – Deadline is August 15
  • NEW MEMBERS: Learn about the benefits of your membership

ASFMRA Ag News – Vol. 10 Issue XI – [May 26, 2015]

  • USDA’s improper payment reporting faulted for fourth straight year
  • Monsanto says would divest all of Syngenta’s seed business
  • Midwest farmland values flat in 1st quarter; Chicago Fed
  • Agriculture: Job growth to boom over next five years
  • Poultry producers frustrated with bird flu response
  • California farmers agree to drastically cut water use
  • In memory of Roger M. Ide, AFM, ARA-Retired 
  • Welcome New Members
  • Recognition of Long Standing Members
  • Official Notification – Policy and Procedure Manual Changes 

ASFMRA Ag News – Vol. 10 Issue X – [May 12, 2015]

  • Drought Recovery: Flexibility is the Only Rule
  • Old MacDonald’s Stolen Barn: Farm Theft is on the rise
  • Syngenta rejects $45 billion Monsanto takeover offer
  • Forward thinking, “No Surprises” are key to lender relationships
  • US gives farmers approval to spray crops from drones
  • Tips to work effectively with your ag lender, part 1
  • Prices for ag commodities continue to fall on world markets, FAO says
  • Straight Shooter: Katharine Armstrong
  • ASFMRA Welcomes New Staff
  • Professional Farm Manager of the Year Award
  • Looking for interns?
  • Check out the new ASFMRA Preferred Partners page

ASFMRA Ag News – Vol. 10 Issue IX – [April 28, 2015]

  • More farmers locking in interest rates as loan volume climbs – Fed
  • U.S. agricultural trade to Cuba could exceed $1 billion
  • Hedge Funds Betting on More Losses for Crops as Supplies Swell
  • USDA Announces Funding for Rural Electric Infrastructure Projects
  • Connecting the dots on ag technology
  • How the gluten-free movement is ruining our relationship with food
  • Summer Education Week Seminars
  • Official Notification — ASFMRA Nominations for 2015-2016

ASFMRA Ag News – Vol. 10 Issue VIII – [April 14, 2015]

  • Location and quality still driving current land values
  • House bill would kill Clean Water Act rule, force replacement
  • FAA Drone Approvals Have Skyrocketed
  • For Drinking Water in Drought, California looks warily to sea
  • Organic stakeholders sue USDA over alleged “power grab”
  • Proper use of polytubing can save billions of gallons of water
  • ASA signs Government Relations Agreement with Leading Rural Property Management and Appraisal Organization
  • In memory of Keith L. Schrimsher, ARA
  • Summer Education Week Seminars
  • Community Notifications are LIVE – Manage your subscriptions
  • New Members: Learn about the benefits of your membership

ASFMRA Ag News – Vol. 10 Issue VII – [March 31, 2015]

  • Billionaire Harry Stine’s Quest to Reinvent Agriculture – Again
  • USDA extends ARC and PLC deadlines
  • Farmland values slip slightly in 2014
  • (Ag Professional Magazine Spotlight) Professional Farm Management
  • NRCS Offers $332 Million to Protect Farmland, Wetlands, Grasslands
  • Best way to get a free Cuba is to trade with them
  • How might the California drought impact Southern agriculture?
  • Someone stole hundreds of Easter-Egg-Laying Chickens
  • Community Notifications go live April 13 – Manage your subscriptions
  • Welcome New Members
  • The Fact’s Behind the Photo
  • Self-reporting CEU now available

ASFMRA Ag News – Vol. 10 Issue VI – [March 24, 2015]

  • Strong US dollar weighs in on rural economy
  • Securing land still young farmers’ top concern
  • Rural Route 4: US agriculture touches many lives
  • Farmers and ranchers warn: Estate taxes can kill family business 
  • Summer Education Week Registration is now open
  • Texas farmers turn to grapes as state’s wine industry grows
  • Farmers’ daughters are following dads to work
  • Self-reporting CEU now available

 ASFMRA Ag News – Vol. 10 Issue V – [March 10, 2015]

  • Long-term farmland value outlook remains positive
  • Crop Prices Create New Lending Landscape
  • Herbicides not always to blame for crop damage
  • Rural water systems need $140 billion for fixes and feds aren’t flush
  • Canola has price advantage over wheat
  • What did Presidential hopefuls say in Iowa about Agriculture?
  • Nebraska: Value of farmland drops

ASFMRA Ag News – Vol. 10, Issue IV – [February 24, 2015]

  • Rent walkouts point to strains in U.S. farm economy
  • USDA releases supply and demand estimates for major crops
  • Farmland values to soften in 2015
  • Farmers speak out regarding property tax hikes
  • Farmers planting more soy as corn ends as profit king
  • Truth serum for land values
  • Warren Buffett dumps energy stocks
  • ASB issues 2015 Summary of Actions Related to Proposed USPAP Changes
  • Introducing new, consolidated RPRA course
  • ARA Fast Track Program deadline March 15
  • Appraiser program at Leadership Institute is full 

ASFMRA Ag News – Vol. 10, Issue III – [February 10, 2015]

  • Farmers fuming over spike in property taxes
  • Port slowdown creating ‘devastating’ impact on agriculture, logistics
  • Critics exaggerating farm impact of capital gains plan, Lew says
  • Farm bill ‘most complex’ – Rep. Rick Crawford
  • Mapping changes could put wetlands at risk, USDA
  • How the energy revolution will transform how we live and work
  • New members: learn about the benefits of your membership
  • ARA Fast Track program deadline March 15
  • Sign-up for the YPN newsletter

ASFMRA Ag News – Vol. 10, Issue II – [January 27, 2015]

  • US farming downturn ‘to prompt slump in land rents’
  • TransCanada Uses Eminent Domain to Finish Nebraska Land Acquisition
  • Farmers make changes as low prices squeeze bottom line
  • California again tops ranking of the most animal-friendly states
  • The Register’s Editorial: Good things could flow from water lawsuit
  • EPA officials discuss neonicotinoid beed health issues with Mississippi specialists
  • Welcome new members
  • The Appraisal Foundation seeks candidates for vacancies on the Appraisal Practices Board
  • ARA Fast Track Program Deadline March 15
  • Sign-up for YPN Newsletter
  • New: Ag Student Newsletter
  • Leadership Institute pre-registration filling up

ASFMRA Ag News – Vol. 10, Issue I – [January 13, 2015]

  • ‘Don’t bet the farm’ on the Agriculture Act of 2014, ag lender says
  • FAA Makes Exceptions to Commercial Drone Ban
  • Democrats deny Republicans veto-proof margin on Keystone
  • Top mobile apps for agriculture
  • Northeast land value uptick may be slowing
  • U.S. winter wheat seedings down 5 percent from year ago
  • Agricultural shippers benefitting from improved US railroads
  • OFFICIAL NOTIFICATION: Change in Policy and Procedure Manual
  • ARA Fast Track Program
  • Your foundation $ at work
  • Sign-up for the YPN Newsletter
  • AQB Deadline for Comments January 31, 2015

ASFMRA Ag News – Vol. 9, Issue XXVVIII – [December 30, 2014]

  • Update your profile
  • Lenders Urge Growers to Stockpile Cash
  • Farmland Values: Growth Slows, Soft Landing Still in the Offing
  • Rabobank report: Global fertilizer industry Q4 2014
  • Energy Politics: Remembering 2014 While Looking Forward to 2015
  • Water Source for Almonds in California May Run Dry
  • Regulations struggle to keep up with UAVs
  • Productive Year for USDA (audio)
  • Cotton Spin: A Longer View of the Cotton Market
  • Hens Living Larger as Farmers Rush to Meet California Standards 
  • Consequences of Texas drought continue to linger 

ASFMRA Ag News – Vol. 9 Issue XXVII – [December 23, 2014]

  • Iowa Land Values Tumble
  • Russia Puts Brakes on Grain Cargoes as Rules Slow Exports
  • Commercial drone use for agriculture waits on regulations
  • Outlook picture for cotton and soybeans (audio)
  • Tom Vilsack: Cuba deal a boon for U.S. Farmers
  • China making progress on biotech crop talks
  • The Appraisal Foundation issues Fourth Exposure Draft of Proposed Changes for the 2016-17 edition of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice
  • Looking to the Future
  • Larry Hill, AFM Retires, New Vice President Announced (Press Release)
  • ASFMRA honors long standing members

ASFMRA Ag News – Vol. 9 Issue XXVI – [December 9, 2014]

  • 46% of Professional Farm Managers Expect Lower Cash Rents
  • Land Values continue to increase in the U.S. and Southwest
  • Farmland value varies in 2014
  • US farm profits to slump along with grain prices
  • House approves tax credit for wind energy but trouble is ahead
  • Foreign “land grabs” redraw global map of farmland ownership
  • A Low-Cost Alternative to Pricy Big Data on the Farm
  • House Republicans pass measure to block Obama immigration plan
  • Beginning farmers differ demographically from established farmers
  • In memory of Eric Linge, AFM
  • In memory of Norman Yergen, ARA-Retired

ASFMRA Ag News – Vol. 9, Issue XXV – [November 25, 2014]

  • How long for the set-back in Ag?
  • Farm income declines, boosting loan demand
  • Selling land? Here are 5 ways to get he most band for your buck
  • Is the investment community getting back into farmland?
  • Who needs $37million? NFL star gives up sport to farm, feed hungry
  • Farm bill costs soar despite great harvest
  • Farmland in poor countries increasingly popular investment
  • (Member-authored) The Question: WOTUS
  • Cheryl Cooley celebrates 25 years with ASFMRA
  • In memory of William D. Byrd, ARA-Retired
  • Thank you for anoth