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The Risks and Benefits of Grazing Cover Crops

 June 17, 2024
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The benefits of cover crops have long been celebrated in the agriculture community. Hailed as unsung heroes, they are known to prevent erosion, improve soil structure, and suppress weeds. Grazing cover crops is simply the next logical chapter in the regenerative saga. Soil enthusiasts champion this natural method of maintaining soil fertility, likening it to nature's own recycling program.

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Carinata: A Promising Winter Crop in the Southeast U.S.

 June 6, 2024
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Wind and solar energy get significant attention as key renewable energy sources as the country diversifies from fossil fuels. Just as significant is the biofuels sector, where ongoing plant breeding research aims to increase yield and enhance production sustainability for biofuel feedstock.

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Uncovering Opportunities and Maximizing Returns on Managed Farms

 May 21, 2024
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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.

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

 May 9, 2024
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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.

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Boots on the Ground – 2024 Leading Harvest Certification Farm Tours

 April 24, 2024
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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.

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The Importance of Surface Water in the Delta

 March 27, 2024
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Tailwater recovery systems, reservoirs, and relifts are some of the water carrying practices farm operators, landowners and conservationists implement to efficiently move water in the Delta. While there are several Delta aquifers used across the region, most farmland depends on pumping from is the Mississippi River Alluvial Aquifer.

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Iowa Farm Manager Earns Highest Professional Status

 March 1, 2024
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Paul Anderson, AFM, Peoples Company, Indianola, IA, has been awarded the Accredited Farm Manager (AFM) designation from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers® (ASFMRA®).

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Farm Overhead Costs: Accounting for the Full Picture

 February 27, 2024
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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.

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Florida Farm Manager Earns Highest Professional Status

 February 1, 2024
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Thiago Lima, AFM, Peoples Company, Jacksonville, FL, has been awarded the Accredited Farm Manager (AFM) designation from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers® (ASFMRA®).

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Aligning Landowner and Tenant Goals

 January 30, 2024
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I have worked with a variety of non-profit organizations, education institutions, and federal partners over the past 10 years in the farmland conservation space. Our vocabulary has changed over time, but the intent has remained constant: we work to leave the land better than how we found it.

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FREE WEBINAR: Big Questions in Land Management | February 2024

 January 30, 2024
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Please join Peoples Company for our “Big Questions in Land Management” webinar series on Wednesday, February 28, from 3:00 - 4:30 PM Central Time. Founder and CEO, John Roach with Roach Ag will discuss “Use Fundamentals Plus an Algorithm for Crop Marketing.” Other topics include “Land Management Services” with George Baird, Owner of Landmark Ag, “Using Drones for Application” with Danny Assman, Partner of Terraplex, and “Renewable (Wind, Solar, Batteries) Discussion” with Brad Haight, Owner of Farm First Energy. Please mark your calendars for this free webinar to hear from these industry experts.

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Have Your Cake and Eat It Too: Iowa's Beginning Farmer Tax Credit

 December 21, 2023
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You don’t have to look far to find headlines highlighting the high entry costs of farming. For each of those headlines, another one can be found pointing to the issues of the aging American farmer and a “sidelined” next generation waiting for their opportunity to step in. A 65-year-old farmer has faced a lot of challenges in their lifetime from weather volatility and the 1980s farm crisis to the more recently rising cost of capital. There’s no question that they have earned their spot at the head of the operation.

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Peoples Company Continues National Expansion with Hires in Southeast and Southern Plains

 December 19, 2023
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Peoples Company, a full-service land transaction and management business, today announced the hires of Thiago Lima and Tommy Funk, continuing the company’s national expansion. Lima will oversee Peoples Company’s farm management in Florida, Georgia and Alabama and work alongside Peoples Company’s brokerage team. Funk will focus on Texas and Oklahoma, with an emphasis on land management and land acquisition.

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Midwest Drought Conditions Post-Harvest

 December 18, 2023
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It’s easy to fall into the mindset that our concerns regarding the lack of rainfall are past us once the crop is out of the ground. A drought naturally puts crop production at risk, but dry conditions post-harvest also have long-term impacts on farming operations.

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Louisiana Delta Waterfowl Hunting

 November 13, 2023
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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.

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Boots on the Ground – Harvest Edition

 November 7, 2023
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I had the opportunity to visit one of my managed farms in central Iowa a few weeks ago. We always seek to be a good partner and building strong, positive relationships is important to our management approach. I hit the jackpot this day, as I got to share a hot meal out in the field with my farmer tenant and his family.

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Louisiana Farm Manager Earns Highest Professional Status

 October 31, 2023
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Julie C Barraza Boggs, AFM, Peoples Company, Monroe, LA, has been awarded the Accredited Farm Manager (AFM) designation from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers® (ASFMRA®).

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How to Grow Better Food Plots

 October 11, 2023
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White-tailed deer are one of the most iconic wildlife species across the country and, by far, the most hunted big game species. Managing populations and herd health is an important aspect of maximizing hunting opportunities. One effective way to support your local deer population is by planting food plots. Once established, food plots provide supplemental nutrition for deer, especially during critical times like winter and early spring when natural forage is scarce. Soil fertility, plant selection, and weed control are just a few of the key components that contribute to the overall success of deer food plots.

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Peoples Company Now Offering Land Management in Pacific Northwest

 September 15, 2023
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Peoples Company recently added land management services in the Pacific Northwest region. Given the diversity of the Pacific Northwest, the team is responsible for managing a variety of crops including potatoes, organic carrots, grapes, wheat, sweet corn and more.

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Harvest Outlook

 September 12, 2023
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FREE WEBINAR: Big Questions in Land Management (August 2023)

 July 24, 2023
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Farmland Lease Termination Notices

 July 18, 2023
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WEBINAR | The Power of Energy Management: Unleashing Potential

 July 12, 2023
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Acreage Reporting Deadline

 June 26, 2023
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Pay Dirt: Conserve Money, Energy, and Improve Soil Health with No-Till Farming

 May 8, 2023
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Which Fruit Trees Grow Best in Iowa?

 March 14, 2023
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Crawfish Season in Louisiana

 February 10, 2023
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FREE WEBINAR: Big Questions in Land Management (February 2023)

 January 25, 2023
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Cover Crops: Is Aerial Seeding a Fit for Your Operation?

 December 28, 2022
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Crop Insurance Now Available With Peoples Company

 December 14, 2022
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Pasture Lease Considerations

 November 22, 2022
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Despite Higher Production Costs, Custom Farming Maintains a Competitive Advantage

 October 27, 2022
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Impact of Rice on U.S. Agriculture

 September 12, 2022
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Harvest Update

 September 9, 2022
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Farmland Leasing: Termination Deadlines by State

 August 19, 2022
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Peoples Company, Stine Seed expand partnership offering a paid-in-full cover crop program to landowners

 August 9, 2022
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Local Agricultural Consultant Earns Highest Professional Status

 July 15, 2022
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Wheat Update

 July 14, 2022
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Local Agricultural Consultant Earns Highest Professional Status

 July 13, 2022
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FREE WEBINAR: Big Questions in Land Management - August 2022

 July 12, 2022
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Land Manager Earns Highest Professional Status

 June 15, 2022
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Peoples Company Managed Farm Showcased on June 18th Field Day

 June 6, 2022
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Green Acres to White Acres

 June 2, 2022
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Late-Spring Frost Hits Willamette Valley

 May 23, 2022
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Collaboration for a Common Goal: Peoples Company Perspective Included in May 2022 Open Rivers Journal

 May 18, 2022
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Worldwide Fertilizer Consumption & Production

 May 17, 2022
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The Organic Gambit: A Strategic Approach

 May 13, 2022
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How To Grow Bigger Fish

 May 11, 2022
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Spring CRP Management: Bird’s Eye View

 April 27, 2022
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Mollie Aronowitz, AFM Presented Early Career Award by Iowa Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers

 February 24, 2022
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Cattle and Pastures Power Nebraska

 February 11, 2022
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One Acre at a Time

 February 8, 2022
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Webinar: Big Questions in Land Management - February 2022

 February 7, 2022
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Become a Farmland Owner with mAgma

 February 1, 2022
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Stacking Benefits for Better Bottom Line

 December 9, 2021
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Michigan Agriculture; Unique Commodities and Unique Opportunities

 November 30, 2021
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Kyle Walker named 2021 Professional Farm Manager of the Year

 November 4, 2021
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Rice Production in the United States

 November 3, 2021
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Peoples Company Achieves Sustainability Certification for Managed Land Portfolio

 October 11, 2021
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Local Farm Manager Earns Highest Professional Status

 September 28, 2021
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Landowner Farm Leasing Considerations

 August 30, 2021
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Local Farm Manager Earns Highest Professional Status

 August 19, 2021
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Farm Lease Considerations: Short Term vs. Long Term

 August 17, 2021
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Webinar: Big Questions in Land Management

 July 13, 2021
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Landowner Boot Camp Series

 July 8, 2021
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Technology in Irrigation

 June 21, 2021
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Farmland Leasing: Termination Deadlines by State

 June 17, 2021
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Pandemic Cover Crop Program

 June 9, 2021
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Big Questions in Land Management: Policy, Improvements, Carbon Credits, and Emerging Markets

 May 11, 2021
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What Rising Grain Prices Mean for Landowners & Operators

 May 11, 2021
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Sale-Leasebacks – When, Why, and How Do They Work?

 April 2, 2021
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Empty Shipping Containers are Disrupting Washington’s Ag Exports

 March 31, 2021
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Assisting Farmers Through Creative Financing Solutions

 March 25, 2021
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The Impact of Radio in Rural America

 March 1, 2021
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Can Weeds Be Converted Into Cover Crops?

 February 25, 2021
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Types of Ownership, Joint Tenants, Tenants in Common, and Types of Deeds

 February 18, 2021
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Production Reporting and Land Value: How Farm Documentation Addresses Annual Return and Land Appreciation

 January 29, 2021
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Washington – The Dark Horse in the Potato Industry

 January 27, 2021
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2020 Land Management in Review

 January 5, 2021
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Willamette Valley — The Premier Destination for Pinot Noir in the U.S.

 December 28, 2020
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Peoples Company's Commitment to Leading Harvest Sustainability Standard

 December 1, 2020
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Will the 2020 Wine Vintage Go Extinct?

 December 1, 2020
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Life After CRP - Returning Land to Crops

 November 2, 2020
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Drought and Derecho Drive Crop Insurance Payments; Benefit to Land Values and Cash Rents

 October 21, 2020
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Organic Farming in the Mississippi Delta Region

 October 20, 2020
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Peoples Company Land Managers' Strategic Approach to Organic Production

 September 29, 2020
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Planning for 2020 Cover Crops

 August 12, 2020
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Webinar: Farm Leasing Amidst COVID-19

 July 31, 2020
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Landowner Farm Leasing Considerations

 July 27, 2020
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Farm Access: Field Driveways & Your Farm

 July 22, 2020
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Landowner Resources for Informed Decision Making Spotlight: Practical Farmers of Iowa

 July 6, 2020
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Do You Know The Top Characteristics of a Good Appraiser?

 June 25, 2020
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Chronic Wasting Disease Management – Hunters Flattening the Curve

 June 15, 2020
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Spring Field Conditions Remain Favorable

 May 5, 2020
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Farm Showcase: Peoples Company Land Manager’s Work on the Ground

 April 20, 2020
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Checking in on 2019 Cover Crops

 March 31, 2020
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Landowner 101: Crop Insurance

 March 3, 2020
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How (And Why) Peoples Company Land Managers Use CRP

 February 3, 2020
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Farmland Ownership: Making Plans for the Future

 January 7, 2020
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Difficult Decisions: ARC or PLC?

 December 3, 2019
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