Peoples Perspective

Uncovering Opportunities and Maximizing Returns on Managed Farms

 May 21, 2024
 Land Management 

When assessing new management farms, Peoples Company Land Managers seek to build farm-specific action plans to address each landowner’s goals, increasing long-term appreciation and maximizing annual cash yield.


Don't Cut Corners – Lessons from the Farm

 May 13, 2024
 Real Estate 

It was late on a Friday afternoon during corn harvest years ago, when my father pulled up beside my tractor and wagon. He opened the door of the combine and told me to follow the tractor's path around the field and to not cut through the field because it was too wet.


Peoples Company Acquires The Atkins Group’s Farmland Management Portfolio; Set to Open an Office in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois

 May 9, 2024
 News & Events   Land Management 

Peoples Company, a recognized leader in integrated land management, brokerage, appraisal, and energy solutions with offices across the nation, today announced it has acquired The Atkins Group’s Farmland Management portfolio.


Land Auction Results | April 2024

 May 6, 2024
 Land Auctions   Land Values   Industry Insights 

The appraisal team at Peoples Company was able to track 50 tracts or 3,514.48 acres sold at public auction in Iowa during April 2024. The average dollar per acre was $10,852, the average dollar per tillable acre was $13,624, and the average dollar per CSR2 was $181.


Deciphering the Dynamics of the Midwest Land Market

 May 2, 2024
 Land Values   Real Estate 

At Peoples Company, the question that is heard daily up and down the halls is a simple yet pivotal one: “What is happening in the land market?” In recent years, the answer has been straightforward - an upward trajectory.


Powering Progress: Exploring Renewable Energy Initiatives in the Pacific Northwest

 April 30, 2024
 Energy Management 

The Pacific Northwest stands as a beacon of environmental stewardship, and renewable energy plays a pivotal role in amplifying its positive impacts. With its lush forests, abundant rivers, and stunning coastlines, the region embodies a natural harmony that renewable energy technologies complement.


Boots on the Ground – 2024 Leading Harvest Certification Farm Tours

 April 24, 2024
 Land Management 

In early April, I had the opportunity to join Peoples Company Delta Land Manager Julie Boggs and our 2024 Leading Harvest auditing team on managed farms in northern Louisiana.


Peoples Company Agents Recognized as Land Star Award Top Producers for 2023

 April 18, 2024
 News & Events   Real Estate 

Congratulations to Peoples Company agents Matt Adams, Steve Bruere, Adam Crist, and Travis Smock for each winning the coveted Land Star Top Performer Award in the Midwest Region! Their dedication and hard work haven't gone unnoticed, and this award is a well‑deserved recognition of their exceptional achievements in the land real estate market.


Iowa Land Values Update - 2024 Quarter 1

 April 4, 2024
 Industry Insights   Land Auctions   Land Values 

Peoples Company tracks agricultural auctions across the state of Iowa. From this data, we calculate the average dollar per CSR2 point ($/CSR2) for sales of tracts with greater than 85% tillable land. Additionally, these tracts are largely unimproved or include minimal improvement contribution.


Evaluating Impacts of Transition to "Net Zero" on Farmland Values

 April 3, 2024
 Industry Insights   Land Values 

In 2021 the U.S. rejoined The Paris Agreement, a legally binding international treaty on climate change, and published “The Long-Term Strategy of the United States, Pathways to Net-Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2050 [1]. Net zero refers to a balance between the amount of greenhouse gas (GHG) that is produced and the amount of GHG removed from the atmosphere. Agriculture accounts for approximately 10% of total GHG emissions in the U.S. [2].