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Peoples Company's rural heritage and our ties to land are the core of our business and we hold true that ‘everything starts with land.’ The Peoples Company platform builds on over 50 years of facilitating land transactions, with ultimate collaboration of business units, and proven processes lead by true professionals to maximize the best outcomes. Peoples Company team members specialize in their area of expertise and are loyal members of industry trade associations, earning the highest level of accreditation to ensure clients receive the best service by uniquely qualified, industry experts.
Rooted In Tradition. Growing For The Future.
Peoples Company’s proud history began in the 1960s and was established in the farm management department of Peoples Trust and Savings Bank in Indianola, Iowa.
National Footprint. Local Expertise.
Peoples Company leads the nation in providing integrated land solutions as one of the few firms with core competencies in land brokerage, agricultural appraisal, land and energy management, crop insurance, and capital markets, providing clients with a one-stop solution for agricultural transactions across the United States. Delivering personalized land services in every major agricultural market, Peoples Company's local land professionals are experienced in working with landowners, farmers, institutional investors, and family offices to achieve industry-best outcomes.
Serving All Major Agriculture Markets
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Services custom-tailored by local land experts for each agricultural region.
Access to proprietary land data and tech-enabled tools deliver a competitive advantage.
We have an extensive track record structuring unique land deals with detail and efficiency.
One of the most respected land services companies in the nation, providing the highest caliber services by the best people in the industry.
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Land Investment Expo
Peoples Company established the Land Investment Expo in 2008 to connect stakeholders in agriculture. Since then, the Expo has transformed into one of the nation’s premier land conferences.
Peoples Perspective Blog
Weekly Auction Results: 11/12/23-11/18/23
As harvest across the Midwest is wrapping up, the seasonal auction sales are officially in full swing. In Iowa, our appraisal team was able to track over 7,800 acres sold in 89 tracts. The average dollar per acre was $13,043, average dollar per tillable acre was $14,423 with an average dollar per CSR2 point of $178. This is down 2% from the Q3 average. Illinois had a rally, too, with 1,830 acres selling in 24 tracts at an average dollar per acre of $15,281.
Weekly Auction Results: 11/5/23-11/11/23
November is historically the busiest time of year for public auctions, and 2023 is no exception. The week of November 5, 61 tracts were auctioned in Iowa, 20 in Illinois, 15 in Minnesota, and 10 in Nebraska.
Louisiana Delta Waterfowl Hunting
Louisiana is renowned for its rich culture, extensive agricultural opportunities, and diverse wildlife. Bountiful and diverse wildlife populations offer unique recreational hunting opportunities, which is the exact reason that Louisiana is referred to as the “Sportsman’s Paradise.” This article centers on Louisiana duck hunting, but waterfowl hunting is a very popular pastime across the country, particularly in the other Delta states of Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee.
Is Blockchain the New Autosteer?
The South Dakota Blockchain Institute held its first symposium in Sioux Falls, SD on Thursday, November 2, 2023. Most, if not all, reading this article have heard of blockchain and its association with Bitcoin or cryptocurrencies. To some, just mentioning blockchain can initiate great enthusiasm while others dismiss it with the wave of a hand.
2023 National Land Values Report
Our 2024 report contains expanded regional coverage including the Northern Plains and Southern Plains. Peoples Company is privileged to work across all the major agricultural regions in the United States. Our boots-on-the-ground approach is invaluable as we put this report together, gaining insight from our regional offices and combining those insights with data to help landowners make informed decisions about their farmland assets.
The Irony of the Inflation Reduction Act for the Farmland Asset Class
The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) was signed and became public law on August 16, 2022. The long-term policy objectives laid out in the IRA, if realized, will have significant inflationary impacts on the farmland asset class.
2022 National Land Values Report
Our 2022 report explores how rising inflation, increasing geopolitical pressures, and U.S. policies have impacted the farmland asset class as a whole and on a regional basis.
American Farmland Owner
Since its founding in 2017, American Farmland Owner (AFO) has been dedicated to cultivating a sense of community for farmland owners and empowering them through education and collaboration. AFO aims to help landowners make informed decisions for their farmland while ensuring the prosperity of American agriculture. Recognizing the lack of a consistent and reliable source for landowners to get their news, AFO stepped in to fill this crucial gap and serve as a trusted source and gathering place Where Landowners Get Their News™. AFO plays a pivotal role in keeping landowners informed about the latest developments and trends in the agricultural industry. This commitment ensures that farmland owners are well-equipped to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of agriculture in order to promote the longevity of their farms for generations to come.