Financial & Investing

Kansas Land Values by County; A report from Kansas State University

Kansas Land Values by County; A report from Kansas State University Each year Dr. Mykel Taylor, professor of Ag Economics at Kansas State University analyzes county-level estimates for 2017 Kansas land values for irrigated and non-irrigated cropland, and pasture. The full report can be found online at www.agmanager.info. The value of Kansas cropland and pasture land has been changing rapidly...

Basics Regarding a 1031 Exchange

NOTE: This blog is not intended to provide or offer financial or tax advice. If you are looking to utilize the 1031 tax code it is highly recommended that you consult your tax professional or a qualified 1031 intermediary for assistance and clarification as to your specific use. In dealing with farm and conservation land transactions, commercial real estate transactions and investment real estate...

What You Get for the Money – Buying Kansas Land

“What you get for the money” - Buying Kansas Land Buying Kansas land is an extremely attractive investment because it is valuable to a number of buyers for many different reasons. Buying Kansas land can be complicated and is capital intensive however, history has demonstrated that land ownership can be an extremely rewarding investment over time. Buying Kansas land is a process and because there are...

Organic farming

Organic Farming for Wildlife on Kansas Farms

ORGANIC FARMING FOR WILDLIFE: As a wildlife habitat and land consultant I teach landowners the importance of biodiversity and using what the land itself is capable of generating and harvesting instead of trying to inject foreign practices or absurd gimmicks into the ecosystem.  To sustain and improve habitat conditions on farms I recommend methods such as using the local landscape, native vegetation,...

Adding Land to Your Portfolio

Adding Land to Your Investment Portfolio

I often hear people talk about what a great investment land is for numerous different reasons. When you consider appreciation, tax benefits, income from farming and/or hunting leases, Government programs like as CRP or the value of simply having a place where you can spend quality time with your family, buying land can be a solid investment vehicle. APPRECIATION: Supply and demand are major components of...

Decide if Land Will Pay

Decide if Land Will Pay November 17, 2010 By: Mike Walsten, Pro Farmer Editor In today's competitive environment, controlling farmland through ownership and long-term leases is increasingly cited as essential to controlling business risk. Yet rapidly rising land prices bring farmers' perennial question of "How can I buy land when it doesn't cash-flow?" to the forefront. The answer is that land usually...

Buying Farmland For Income

Cash Crops: Buying Farmland for Income

(WSJ) Investors nervous about the stock market and in search of better returns than a money-market fund might consider plowing cash into farmland, say some financial planners. By acquiring and renting out high-quality acreage, investors can book a 3% to 5% annual return from rental income and, over time, might rack up an additional 5% or so per year in appreciation, says R. Dennis Moon, managing director...

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