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Current happenings in the ag world.

North Carolina recreational, timber land to sell at auction on Oct. 28

September 29, 2014

LITTLETON, N.C. – Approximately 1,367 acres of managed timber, recreational and pasture land in Halifax County, N.C., will sell at auction Tuesday, Oct. 28. Murray Wise Associates, in cooperation with Woltz & Associates, is marketing the property and will manage the sale.

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Auction of farm in McLean County, Illinois, draws 40 registered bidders

September 17, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Ill., Sept. 15, 2014 -- /PRNewswire/ -- The auction of approximately 294 acres of McLean County farmland on Friday, Sept. 12, attracted 40 registered bidders, resulting in a sale for more than $3.2 million.

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Major auction of recreational land near Zanesville, Ohio, set for Oct. 11

September 12, 2014

ZANESVILLE, Ohio – (Sept. 12, 2014) – Approximately 1,966 acres of Ohio recreational land – including more than 800 acres that have been managed for the past four years by the Buckmasters American Deer Foundation – will be offered at auction Saturday, Oct. 11. Schrader Real Estate and Auction Company, in cooperation with Murray Wise Associates, will manage the auction.

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Southern Illinois farmland auction draws big crowd, competitive bidding

August 26, 2014

BENTON, Ill. (Aug. 26, 2014) – Monday's auction of approximately 765 acres of farmland in southern Illinois attracted a strong field of 45 bidders that included farmers as well as local and institutional investors, resulting in an accepted high bid of $4,195,000.

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Illinois farmland to sell in Sept. 12 Murray Wise Associates auction

August 5, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (Aug. 5, 2014) – Approximately 294 acres of productive McLean County farmland will sell at auction Friday, Sept. 12, with Murray Wise Associates marketing the land and managing the auction.

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Franklin County, Illinois farmland set for upcoming auction

July 21, 2014

BENTON, Ill. (July 21, 2014) – Approximately 765 acres of southern Illinois land – most of it tillable cropland – will be offered at auction Monday, Aug. 25, with Murray Wise Associates marketing the property and managing the auction. The property will sell in 13 tracts, including one tract with a four-bedroom home.

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Major auction of Illinois farmland set for July 30 in Carrollton

June 26, 2014

CARROLLTON, Ill. (June 26, 2014) – Approximately 1,342 acres of contiguous Illinois farmland will sell at auction Wednesday, July 30, with Murray Wise Associates managing the event.

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Wise: Cozad Entrepreneur of the Year Award his greatest honor

April 14, 2014

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (April 14, 2014) – When Murray Wise sold a controlling interest in the Westchester Group to TIAA-CREF, the firm was one of the largest global asset managers in the world. But if it hadn't been for Dale Cozad, that might never have happened.

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Douglas Valley Farm and Winery to sell land, focus on expanding wine operations

March 31, 2014

MANISTEE, Mich. (March 31, 2014) – The owners of Douglas Valley Farm and Winery will auction approximately 797 acres of land – including some home sites with views of Lake Michigan -- to permit them to focus more fully on their wine and hard cider business. Murray Wise Associates LLC will market the property and conduct the auction in cooperation with Sheridan Realty & Auction Co.

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Groves, packinghouse among properties set for major auction April 16

March 4, 2014

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (March 3, 2014) – Approximately 2,884 acres of producing citrus groves and other land in Florida's St. Lucie County and a state-of the-art citrus packinghouse in Indian River County will sell at auction Wednesday, April 16, with Murray Wise Associates managing the sale in cooperation with Crosby & Associates.

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