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Florida farmland sells for $15.95 million in Murray Wise Associates auction

February 27, 2014

INDIANTOWN, Fla. (Feb. 27, 2014) – Approximately 2,620 acres of Martin County, Fla., agricultural land – most of it formerly used for citrus groves – sold for $15.95 million Thursday in an auction managed by Murray Wise Associates LLC in cooperation with Crosby & Associates, Inc.

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Murray Wise Associates Foundation announces scholarship deadline for ag students

February 25, 2014

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (Feb. 24, 2014) -- The Murray Wise Associates Foundation in 2014 will once again award several scholarships to deserving agriculture students. Deadline for applications is March 31, 2014.

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Sugarland equipment bidders can also get detailed information on upcoming major farmland auction

February 4, 2014

CLEWISTON, Fla. - Bidders attending Weeks Auction Company's 19th Annual Sugarland Auction in Clewiston Feb. 21-22 will have a chance to get detailed information on a major farmland auction set for the following week in the area.

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Irrigated farmland in Martin County, Fla., set for February auction

January 16, 2014

INDIANTOWN, Fla. (Jan. 16, 2014) - Approximately 2,620 acres of Martin County, Fla., agricultural land bordered by the St. Lucie Canal will sell at auction Thursday, Feb. 27, with Murray Wise Associates LLC marketing the property and conducting the sale in cooperation with Crosby & Associates, Inc.

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Parkland students on target with appraisals for land in Murray Wise Associates auction

December 13, 2013

CHAMPAIGN, Ill.  (Dec. 9, 2013) -- As bidders competed Friday for a 103-acre Vermilion County farm, approximately 30 agriculture students from Parkland College watched carefully to see which of their appraisals would be closest to the final price. The assignment was part of an annual competition in which the students appraised the farm for an Agriculture Business Management class.

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Crawford County, Ill., farmland sells for $8.2 million

December 13, 2013

ROBINSON, Ill. (Dec. 13, 2013) – Approximately 1,550 acres of Crawford County land – most of it contiguous cropland – sold for $8.2 million Thursday as bidders seeking smaller individual tracts outlasted those investors seeking to buy most of the land, according to Murray Wise Associates, who managed the sale.

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Crawford County farmland – A major opportunity to obtain productive Illinois cropland

November 15, 2013

Area farmers and investors alike will have a rare opportunity to obtain productive tillable farmland in Crawford County. The farmland auction set for Dec. 12 will feature 1,553 acres, with 1,273 acres of tillable cropland. Murray Wise Associates is managing the sale.

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Auction of packing, cold storage facilities brings East Coast Brokers & Packers total to $75.8 million

October 28, 2013

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (Oct. 28, 2013) – The last sale in the series of live and online auctions was one of the smallest, at $800,000, but in a way it was the most satisfying to the auction team, the creditors, the receiver and others who have spent the past five months marketing the assets of East Coast Brokers & Packers.

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Major farmland auction set for Clay County

October 21, 2013

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (Oct. 21, 2013) – Approximately 2,013 acres of Clay County land – including approximately 1,261 acres of tillable cropland – will sell at auction Wednesday, Nov. 20, with Murray Wise Associates LLC managing the sale.

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Upcoming auctions may help define direction of Illinois farmland prices

October 18, 2013

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (Oct. 18, 2013) – After spending much of the year on the biggest set of auctions in the company's history, the Murray Wise Associates team now faces a new challenge, with a lineup of Illinois sales that may give a hint at what's ahead for farmland prices.

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