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Current happenings in the ag world.

Champaign County Farmland Sells for $15,375 per Acre

March 7, 2013

URBANA, IL--(March 7, 2013) - A 173-acre farm in Champaign County sold for $15,375 per acre Wednesday in a transaction that is believed to have set a new local record.

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Major tomato growing/packing operation to explore strategic options

February 11, 2013

MULBERRY, Fla. (Feb. 11, 2013) – East Coast Brokers and Packers Inc. and the Madonia Family have retained Murray Wise Capital LLC as exclusive financial adviser to explore strategic options, including the possible sale of certain farmland and other assets and a recapitalization/restructuring of its existing operations.

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Deadline for Murray Wise Foundation ag scholarships set for March 31

January 8, 2013

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (Jan. 8, 2013) -- Students preparing for careers in agriculture have until March 31 to apply for scholarships through the Murray Wise Associates Foundation.

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Madera County vineyard brings almost $25,000 per planted acre

December 18, 2012

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- A 144-acre Madera County vineyard has brought one of the highest prices per acre ever in California's Central Valley, selling for a total of $3,115,000 -- $24,920 per planted acre.

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Murray Wise to Federal Reserve Ag Conference: Farmland Values Remain Sound

November 29, 2012

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (Nov. 28, 2012) -- Even with farmland selling at record highs throughout much of the nation, land remains a sound value and will likely continue to go up in price over the long term, farmland expert Murray Wise told a gathering of farmland owners, academics, policymakers and others Tuesday at a conference sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

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Central Illinois farmland sells for $8.2 million in Murray Wise Associates auction

November 16, 2012

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (Nov. 16, 2012) -- The bull market in farmland rolled on unabated Thursday as approximately 750 acres of Illinois land sold to a local farmer for $8.2 million, or $10,947 per acre. Murray Wise Associates managed the sale.

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Taylor County farmland draws strong prices in Murray Wise auction

October 29, 2012

BEDFORD, Iowa (Oct. 29, 2012) -- Approximately 860 acres of farmland in Taylor County, Iowa, sold for a total of $3,148,000 Friday, as farmer operators continued to be the strongest buyers of smaller tracts of land.

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Central Illinois farmland to sell in Murray Wise auction

October 10, 2012

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Approximately 771 acres of farmland in McLean and Ford counties will sell at auction Thursday, Nov. 15, with Murray Wise Associates managing the sale

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Iowa farmland to sell in Oct. 26 auction

September 14, 2012

BEDFORD, Iowa (Sept. 14, 2012) -- Approximately 860 acres of farmland in Taylor County, Iowa, will sell at auction Friday, Oct. 26, with Murray Wise Associates marketing the property and managing the sale. The property includes approximately 567 tillable acres.

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Redefining local: Even smaller farms benefit by selling at auction

August 29, 2012

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