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Landowners Care for Their Land
By Randy Dickhut, Senior Vice President - Real Estate Operations
Monday, September 21, 2020
Maintaining and improving the underlying asset, the farm, is important for current income and future value for the landowner.
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The Importance of Labor in the Food and Fiber Supply Chains
By Randy Dickhut, Senior Vice President - Real Estate Operations
Monday, September 07, 2020
Labor, from the farm and ranch to the table, is critical in supplying the food and fiber that consumers depend on.
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2021 Leasing Under the Shadow of Uncertainties
By Randy Dickhut, Senior Vice President - Real Estate Operations
Monday, August 24, 2020
At this time each year, Farmland owners and farm tenants start to think about lease terms for the next crop season. The 2021 lease negotiation season will be a challenging one on all sides.
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The Importance of American Agriculture
By Randy Dickhut, Senior Vice President - Real Estate Operations
Monday, May 18, 2020
Today, agriculture is being realized across the United States and around the world for its importance to our very existence and as the place where our food comes from...
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Tasks and Decisions When Investing in Farmland
By Randy Dickhut, Senior Vice President - Real Estate Operations
Monday, May 11, 2020
With the current economic uncertainty, some people and investors are turning to farmland as a long-term real asset to have in their portfolio. There are tasks and decisions to consider before making the investment...
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The Most Important Thing Right Now is a Big Thank You!
By Randy Dickhut, Senior Vice President - Real Estate Operations
Monday, April 13, 2020
It is important to take time to say thanks to whose who take care of our health and provide the food we eat.
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Business As Usual--Albeit a Bit Different Sometimes
By Randy Dickhut, Senior Vice President - Real Estate Operations
Monday, March 30, 2020
Uncertainty and the unknowns are abundant all around us at this time. But one thing is known and that is that our clients' assets and sales will be handled professionally as is normal by our dedicated employees and associates at Farmers National Company.
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Farm Lease Renewals Steady for 2020
By Randy Dickhut, Senior Vice President - Real Estate Operations
Monday, January 27, 2020
The season for renewing spring planted crop farm leases normally stretches from before fall harvest up to planting time, with the bulk of renewals taking place post-harvest into early winter. In the wheat-fallow regions, lease renewals are generally around the summer harvest season...
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American Ag Has Much to be Thankful For
By Randy Dickhut, Senior Vice President - Real Estate Operations
Monday, November 25, 2019
As we approach Thanksgiving and the opportunity to reflect on the things we can be thankful for, we in American agriculture have much to consider.
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The Resilience of US Agriculture
By Randy Dickhut, Senior Vice President - Real Estate Operations
Monday, November 18, 2019
US agriculture is in the midst of many challenges, but overall, it is a resilient industry with continued support coming from several fronts..
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Farmers National Company Names New President
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
As Farmers National Company celebrates its 90th anniversary, the growing landowner services company also will see a changing of the guard...
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Farmers National Company Celebrates 90 Years!
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
In 1929, the Great Depression gripped the country. Farm families everywhere barely survived and most had to walk away from their livelihood. But banker Cornelius J. Claassen believed that farms could do more than just survive, but thrive with solid management, which led him to start Farmers National Company...
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What It Takes to Manage $9.2 Billion of Land
By Randy Dickhut, Senior Vice President - Real Estate Operations
Monday, August 12, 2019
Farmers National Company manages $9.2 billion worth of farmland, ranch land, timberland, and hunting lease land according to current acreages under management and land values! The company manages land for thousands of landowner clients including individuals, families, trusts, corporate entities, and not-for-profits ranging from smaller acreage holders to clients who own thousands of acres of land. This is in comparison to investment funds, large private landowners, and pension funds that may own several billion dollars of land and have one or just a few clients.
  
Succession Planning in Land Ownership
By Randy Dickhut, Senior Vice President - Real Estate Operations
Monday, July 15, 2019
Anyone who owns agricultural land owes it to themselves and their heirs to have a good succession plan in place for operation of the property and transfer of ownership. No matter if the owner is a farmer, rancher, or a non-operating landowner, having a sound succession plan is extremely valuable for both financial and personal reasons.
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Winners and Losers In a Challenging Season
By Randy Dickhut, Senior Vice President - Real Estate Operations
Monday, June 03, 2019
Those involved in agriculture will long remember 2019. Producers in some areas are facing unprecedented planting delays for both corn and soybeans whereas other locations have planted, but wet weather is slowing crop progress.
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The Value of Good Soils and Land Improvements in Weather Stressed Years
By Randy Dickhut, Senior Vice President - Real Estate Operations
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Spring 2019 is turning out to be one for the record books with early and prolonged flooding in places, wet weather in much of the grainbelt, and delayed planting in many areas. Producers are especially struggling in the northern and eastern cornbelt to get corn and soybeans planted.
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Cash Rents Again Mostly Steady in 2019
By Randy Dickhut, Senior Vice President - Real Estate Operations
Monday, May 13, 2019
Cash rent terms are one of the most popular items of discussion in farm country today. As more farm leases switched from a crop share lease to a cash rent lease, both farmers and landowners paid attention to the rates or the rental amount paid each year.
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Food and Ag at the Intersection
By Randy Dickhut, Senior Vice President - Real Estate Operations
Monday, May 06, 2019
Last week Farmers National Company, Gavilon, and Lindsay Corporation hosted the Food and Ag at the Intersection Symposium in Omaha. All three companies are headquartered in Omaha and deal in different aspects of the agricultural industry. The focus of the symposium was to discuss the impact of consumer trends on investment opportunities in agriculture and to look at how production agriculture's traditional players should modify their businesses to fit into ever changing markets.
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Earth Day and Agriculture
By Randy Dickhut, Senior Vice President - Real Estate Operations
Monday, April 22, 2019
Earth Day is recognized each year on April 22nd and what started under the bipartisan leadership of a US Senator and Congressman in 1970 has now grown into a world-wide event celebrated in 193 countries. Agriculture is an extremely important economic and environmental component of the US
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A Wider Tent for Agriculture by 2040
By Randy Dickhut, Senior Vice President - Real Estate Operations
Monday, March 25, 2019
Agri-Pulse recently held its Ag & Food Policy Summit in Washington, DC, to take a look at what farming and agriculture will need in farm and food policies by 2040. The year 2040 was chosen as it is basically when the next generation of young farmers born today will become active in farming operations and an ever changing agricultural industry.
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