Peoples Company Regions
National Footprint. Local Expertise.
With a national footprint, we are able to serve all the major agriculture markets as a full-service national farmland transaction company. Our core business model centers around brokering large, sophisticated land deals around the country, as well as acquiring and managing investment-grade assets for clientele of the highest caliber including landowners, farmers, institutional investors, family offices, and high-net-worth individuals. Peoples Company’s major relationships throughout the industry with key referral sources and prominent ag players bolster the company’s regional strategy and position the company to work on large deals all around the country.
Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana form the Delta region, an area whose productivity and land values are generally stronger the nearer they are to the Mississippi River. The region typically has good to excess rainfall, as well as numerous groundwater resources in areas that are suited for irrigation. The Delta also tends to have larger farmland tracts and highly productive soils.
The Lake States region primarily includes Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. With its fertile land and waters, the region’s annual agricultural production is valued at almost $15 billion, accounting for approximately 7% of total U.S. food production and including 15% of the country’s dairy.
The Corn Belt describes the relatively homogenous production region across much of the Midwest, including Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Missouri. Iowa and Illinois rank first and second, respectively, in the value of agricultural outputs in the region, and all five states rank in the top 13 nationally in terms of agricultural production value, with this year’s total approaching $100 billion in receipts across all commodities.
The geographic diversity in the Pacific Northwest supports highly productive and incredibly diverse agricultural production. Lower farmland costs, adaptable production climates, and proximity to West Coast markets all bode well for future valuations in the Pacific Northwest region.
With its Mediterranean growing climate in the south, two major production valleys spanning several hundred miles, some of the best wine production regions in the world, and major row crop production as well, California is an agricultural powerhouse and global leader in food production.
The Southeast features distinct production regions with different types of agriculture and an array of pressures on land markets. Major production centers include Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina, with Alabama and South Carolina completing the region.