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Minding Ag's Business
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Mon Dec 15, 2014 05:10 PM CST

Farmers rarely express buyer's remorse over the purchase of a strategic piece of farmland. That's because the majority of farm operators intend to own it for a lifetime--and beyond if they have family with an affinity for farming.

That fact is worth mulling now that land sales are hitting erratic prices in key Farm Belt states, Farm Credit Services of America CEO Doug Stark observed during wrap-up remarks at the DTN-The Progressive Farmer Ag Summit 2014 in Chicago last week. By his assessment, U.S. agriculture's 10-, 20- and 30-year future remains bright, so financially secure operators may see 2015 as ...

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