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Current happenings in the ag world.

March 1 set as deadline for Murray Wise Associates Foundation agricultural scholarship applications

January 8, 2016

High school and college students preparing for careers in agriculture may apply for scholarships from Murray Wise Associates Foundation, but applications need to be in by March 1.

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Farmland acquired in 19th Century by Sen. David Davis set for auction by family

December 10, 2015

BLOOMINGTON, Illinois -- During the 19th Century, Bloomington's David Davis served as presidential campaign manager for Abraham Lincoln, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, executor of Lincoln's estate and as a U.S. Senator. Along the way, he also became one of the biggest landowners in Illinois. Now, his descendants are selling 1,448 acres of his land in an auction set for Jan. 20, with Murray Wise Associates conducting the event. 

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Groves, pasture, farmland and commercial lot in Hendry County set for auction

December 8, 2015

Approximately 1,278 acres of Hendry County land -- most of it irrigated cropland -- will be offered at auction Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, by Murray Wise Associates LLC in cooperation with Crosby & Associates, Inc. The auction is being conducted as part of the Chapter 11 proceedings for Nobles Farms, Inc., Flatwood Citrus Groves, Inc. and Southwest Florida Holdings, Co.

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Illinois farmland auction brings prices topping $13,000 per acre

November 24, 2015

CHAMPAIGN, Illinois -- The Nov. 18 auction of 556 acres of farmland brought a total of $5.98 million, or an average of $10,755 per acre. Prices on individual tracts ranged from $7,566 per acre to $13,156 per acre. The land was offered in six tracts by Murray Wise Associates.

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Auction of Smith Mountain Lake land draws big crowd, as land sells for $6.83 million

October 26, 2015

Wednesday's auction of waterfront property on Smith Mountain Lake drew big crowds and resulted in a sale of the land for more than $6.83 million. The auction, which attracted approximately 230, was conducted by Woltz & Associates, Murray Wise & Associates and Schrader Real Estate and Auction Company.

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Ohio recreational land auction draws hundreds, as property sells for $4.12 million

September 29, 2015

A standing-room-only crowd jammed into the Athens Community Center Saturday to compete for 2,475 acres of southeast Ohio woodlands, resulting in a sale of the hunting and recreational land for a total of $4.12 million. The auction was conducted by Schrader Real Estate and Auction Company and Murray Wise Associates

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Bankruptcy court confirms sale of 1,151 acres in auction that clears way for continued Grainger operations

September 25, 2015

The Florida farmland picture got a bit clearer Sept. 25 with court approval of the sale of $11.3 million in assets, as part of the Chapter 11 proceedings for Grainger Farms, Inc., Grainger Land, LLC, and SamAnn Farms, LLC.

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Plans remain on track for auction of farmland in Hendry and Collier Counties

August 26, 2015

NAPLES, FLORIDA (August 26, 2015) -- Plans remain on track and are proceeding as scheduled for the September 17 auction of Immokalee Farm in Hendry and Collier counties, according to Murray Wise Associates LLC, which will conduct the auction in cooperation with Crosby & Associates, Inc. The auction of excess equipment, being sold in cooperation with Weeks Auction Co. Inc., will also proceed as planned on September 18. Read more

Immokalee Farm in Hendry and Collier counties set for Sept. 17 auction

July 29, 2015

A turnkey 1,151-acre farm that stretches across the county line between Hendry and Collier counties just outside of Immokalee, FL, will be offered at auction Thursday, Sept. 17, followed by a separate auction of farming equipment on Friday, Sept. 18.  Murray Wise Associates LLC will conduct the auction in cooperation with Crosby & Associates, Inc. and Weeks Auction Co., Inc..  Read more

McDonough County farmland, grain storage set for June 23 auction

May 22, 2015

CHAMPAIGN, Illinois (May 21, 2015) – A 334-acre farm in west central Illinois will be offered at auction Tuesday, June 23, with Murray Wise & Associates marketing the land and managing the event.

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