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Current happenings in the ag world.

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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Drought shows little effect on demand as Illinois farmland sells for $5,082,000

July 27, 2012

WATSEKA, Ill. (July 27, 2012) -- The July 20 auction of 605 acres of farmland in Iroquois County, Ill., drew a strong field of close to 75 bidders, resulting in a sale for $5,082,000, with Murray Wise Associates managing the sale.

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Murray Wise Associates to auction farmland in Iowa's Webster County

July 19, 2012

FT. DODGE, Iowa (July 19, 2012) -- A 230-acre farm in Iowa's Webster County will sell at auction Tuesday, Aug. 21, with Murray Wise Associates LLC managing the sale.

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Iroquois County land to sell in July 20 auction

June 20, 2012

WATSEKA, Ill. (June 20, 2012) -- Approximately 605 acres of productive farmland in Iroquois County, Ill., will sell at auction Friday, July 20, with Murray Wise Associates marketing the property and managing the auction.

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