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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
Farm Overhead Costs: Accounting for the Full Picture
The supply and demand market of agriculture that creates cashflow instability cannot be avoided, but having strong oversight on all expenses can help mitigate risk. Accounting for all expenses is critical to keeping a business running efficiently, from estimating upcoming fiscal needs to knowing what level grain and livestock sales need to be to produce a profit.
Crop Insurance Dates and Deadlines
For producers wanting to make elections and enroll in the ARC or PLC program, the sign-up period is open through March 15, 2024. It is encouraged to work with the local USDA county Farm Service Agency (FSA) office to complete this process.
Land Auction Results - January 2024
The appraisal team at Peoples Company was able to track 40 tracts or 3,868.91 acres sold at public auction in Iowa during January 2024. The average dollar per acre was $12,060, the average dollar per tillable acre was $14,071, and the average dollar per CSR2 was $183.
The Benefits of Community Solar
Community solar is a transformative and inclusive approach to harnessing the power of solar energy for the benefit of local communities. This innovative concept allows individuals who may not have the means or ability to install solar panels on their own properties to access clean and renewable energy.
2023 National Land Values Report
Our 2023 report explores the impact of renewable energy, foreign ownership, inflation, higher interest rates, and continued geopolitical pressures on farmland values. The report also contains expanded regional coverage including the Northern Plains and Southern Plains.
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.