March 22, 2016
I must have seen it a thousand times. A farm sells for a high price and the owner of a nearby farm perks up. His farm, after all, has similar soil types and on the surface looks almost identical. Can he get the same price?
Maybe, maybe not.
November 24, 2015
To read the headlines, you might get the idea that farmland prices are teetering on a ledge, poised for a big fall. The common script is that weak commodity prices will pull land prices down with them. So why did 160 acres of farmland in Champaign County, Illinois, sell on Nov. 18 for $13,156 per acre?
September 28, 2015
Most of our day-to-day conversation lately has addressed short term questions. How big will the harvest be? What does the future hold for commodity prices? What's the direction of land prices and rents? Those are natural questions, especially this time of year when the harvest is taking shape. But most of these are factors over which we have little control in the short term.
So let's talk about what we can control: Rent. Specifically, rental agreements based on commodity prices that no longer exist.
January 27, 2015
People are constantly asking me whether it’s a good time to buy farmland. Others want to know if it’s a good time to sell. The answer is yes to both – depending on your needs and objectives, of course. I talk about why in these two short landcasts. Happy listening!
December 10, 2014
“What will my farm bring?”
That is one of the most difficult questions I hear from people who are trying to decide whether to offer their farmland at auction. Markets are constantly changing, and no two farms are exactly alike.
November 10, 2014
I had the privilege of speaking at length recently with Victoria G. Myers, Senior Editor of Progressive Farmer Magazine. Here's an out-take based on my comments, which appeared in the November edition. (Used by permission.)
August 11, 2014
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May 20, 2014
Murray Wise founded the Westchester Group in 1986 after acquiring the Champaign, IL division of the Sandage Companies, a traditional farm management and brokerage firm…
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