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Congratulations Kenny Schum, CAI, ALC

August 7, 2018

Congratulations to our own Kenny Schum for his recent completion of the Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) program. This designation is granted by the RLI National Board of Directors to recognize the exceptional efforts of its designees.

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MWA Foundation Scholarships

August 2, 2018

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Sometimes the best way to stay on the farm is to sell it

July 31, 2018

A publication we have often mentioned is the Chicago Federal Reserve’s AgLetter. The Chicago Federal Reserve does a remarkable job of reaching out to lenders and monitoring credit conditions. In the most recent AgLetter, a quote from a lender stuck out to me: “Several area banks are putting pressure on producers with tight margins to either sell land or refinance with another bank.”

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July 26, 2018

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In a Mixed Market, Location Matters

May 28, 2018

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Illinois Land Market Continues to Show Resilience

May 21, 2018

Prices for high quality Illinois land are generally holding firm, even rising in some areas of the state, while farm income has been going down.  This may seem counter-intuitive.  The more cash a property is generating from operations, the more someone should be willing to pay for it.  Conversely, the less cash a property generates from operations, the less someone should be willing to pay for it.  However, the pinch on operating income has not had a drastic effect on the value of high quality farmland.

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MWA Seeking Farmland Acquisitions

May 14, 2018

MWA is seeking to acquire high quality permanent crop properties in California, Oregon, Washington and other areas of the United States. We have the ability to creatively structure leaseback and/or partnership strategies with best in class owner/operators. MWA also has investors seeking sale/leasback opportunities on high quality land in the midwest.

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The California Central Valley “Snack Pack”

May 7, 2018

If you’re anything like us, as you’ve grown older, you’ve tried to eat a little healthier. You may have replaced some unhealthy snacks with nuts or a piece of fruit.

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Meeting with University of Illinois Global Education and Training Program Participants

May 2, 2018

Thank you to our friends at ICBC for visiting with us today and learning about our business.

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Congratulations Nick & Sunny Cummings!

April 30, 2018

Our friend and auction partner Nick Cummings, along with his wife Sunny, were recently named  “Outstanding Young Farmer” at the National Outstanding Young Farmer Congress in Sacramento, CA.

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About Murray Wise

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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