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Current happenings in the ag world.

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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Productive Illinois farmland to sell in July auction

June 15, 2012

ROCKFORD, Ill. (June 15, 2012) -- Approximately 1,265 acres of highly productive farmland inside the Rockford city limits will sell at auction Wednesday, July 25, with Murray Wise Associates managing the sale.

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Murray Wise Foundation ag scholarship deadline extended to ensure no scholarships go unrewarded

March 29, 2012

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (March 29, 2012) -- Applications for the Murray Wise Associates Foundation have been extended to April 15 to allow promising agriculture students to apply and ensure that no scholarships go unclaimed.

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Central Iowa Farmland Sells at Strong Prices

February 23, 2012

FORT DODGE, IA--(Marketwire -02/23/12)- Approximately 430 acres of farmland in Iowa's Boone and Webster counties sold Wednesday at prices nearing $10,000 per acre as more than 100 people turned out for the Murray Wise Associates auction of property owned by the Strand Trust.

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Crane Creek Golf Course to remain just that after Tuesday's auction

February 21, 2012

KILBOURNE, Ill. (Feb. 21, 2012) -- Mason County's Crane Creek Golf Course will continue to operate as a golf course, to the relief of many of the spectators attracted by Tuesday's auction of the course and approximately 101 additional acres.

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Time to buy farmland? Time to sell?

February 15, 2012

We've been getting a lot of questions lately from people who read about recent increases in farmland prices and aren't sure what the current market means for them. Murray Wise Associates' auctions have been setting local community records for comparable land, and in my 35 years in this industry, I've never seen more liquidity and capital seeking to buy farmland.

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Vermilion County farm sells for $3.5 Million

February 15, 2012

Champaign, IL, Feb 7, 2012 -- A 381-acre farm in Vermilion County, IL sold for a total of $3,503,200. The farm was offered for sale in 5 tracts and was managed by Murray Wise Associates.

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