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Elizabeth Williams DTN Special Correspondent
Mon Apr 6, 2015 02:10 PM CDT

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Reward Your Hometown Team

Donating farmland to a community foundation or donor-advised fund can help rebuild rural America, advocates say. Here's how.

By Elizabeth Williams

DTN Special Correspondent

INDIANOLA, Iowa (DTN) -- "Farmers live poor and die rich. Then what?" asked Minnesota farmer Glenn Krog, 79. Recent studies show farmland appreciation since 2000 has created new wealth in rural America, but that wealth hasn't necessarily filtered back to small towns. Many off-farm heirs are more likely to spend their inheritances in places like Chicago or Phoenix rather than where their farms are ...

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