After poor turkey hatches from 2007-2010 a good hatch in 2011 and an increased population of jakes in 2012, hunters will see more "ready willing and able" gobblers this spring. In addition 2012 was a great hatch and according to MDC it was 42% above the previous 5 year average and 21% above the 10 year average. Things are looking up!
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Return on investment
Even though the return on investment is not the driving force behind your purchase it still is an important consideration. Being able to offset the cost of ownership with farm revenues can make your "recreational purchase" make more sense. Here are common ways to achieve some return on your investment:
Land price appreciation
Proximity to well known hunting areas - Being close to proven deer populations will give you something to work with. If there's nothing to draw in then all...Continue Reading!
In July of 2012 the University of Missouri conducted a farm land value opinion survey. The respondents were:
9% Rural appraisers
4% University of Missouri extension specialists
7% other related occupations
Map below shows top 9 areas for Missouri cropland prices. See table below for specific survey data.
Good cropland $
Ave cropland $
Poor cropland $
Land is selling like hot cakes.......why?
Escalating crop prices have led to increased demand for farm land but why the increases? The answer seems to lie in other parts of the world like China and India. Those countries suddenly have an emerging middle class that can afford to a better diet including meat. Higher demand for meet means higher demand for the grain to feed cattle, pigs and chickens.
Will that demand continue to grow?
Currently the average American consumes about 250 pounds of...Continue Reading!