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  • Farm Cash Receipts May Hit New Low in 2020 Following a sharp downturn in many commodity prices as a result of COVID-19, USDA’s most recent Farm Income Forecast, released Sept. 2, projects cash receipts from the sales of crops and livestock will ...

  • In a year where so much has changed, it’s nice to see one thing that hasn’t: rural land values. “Steady is kind of the story on good land,” said Dennis Reyman, AFM, ARA, and incoming President-Elect of the ASFMRA during a recent panel discussion on ...

  • Bring Legal Descriptions to Life The metes and bounds system is nearly as old as land ownership itself, with evidence of it existing from as far back as Ptolemaic Egypt and the Roman Republic. In the United States, the fingerprints for this method ...

  • sponsored by Preferred Partner LIA Administrators By Claudia Gaglione, Esq. – National Claims Counsel for LIA Administrators & Insurance Services Carefully crafted language, both specific and standard, is key in appraisal reports. One insured ...

  • USDA Narrows Qualifications for Farm Subsidies Loopholes remain, but the USDA is tightening its crop subsidy rules by limiting who can collect a payment for managing a farm, historically one of its most porous definitions. The new regulation, to ...