Organic Farming in the US is Growing

Organic Farming in the US is Growing

The number of certified Organic farms in the United States increased 11% in Y 2016 to 14,217 from the prior year, according to the latest available data from the US Department of Agriculture’s National Agriculture Statistics Service, and has gone up 56% since Y 2011. Sales of certified Organic products have also spiked in recent years, […]

US Farmland Values Hit a Record, Trade Issues Notwithstanding

US Farmland Values Hit a Record, Trade Issues Notwithstanding

US Farmland Values Hit a Record, Trade Issues Notwithstanding $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY We have heard some crop groups that sounded the alarm over US trade disputes, there is 1 measure that shows part of the agricultural economy is still vibrant: U.S. farmland values just rose to a record. Average farmland values nationwide have increased 1.9% […]

Land, Homes have Proven to be Disappointing Investments

Land, Homes have Proven to be Disappointing Investments

Land, Homes have Proven to be Disappointing Investments $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Robert Shiller, Nobel prizewinner and Yale professor, says that today land is not the best place to grow a savings nest egg because technology changes the ways people use property. “Despite solid price increases over the last few years, land and homes have […]

A Troubling Story: “The US has Become a ‘Renter Nation'”

A Troubling Story: “The US has Become a ‘Renter Nation

A Troubling Story: “The US has Become a ‘Renter Nation’” A troubling story is  playing out across they USA in the 10 years since the housing bubble peaked and burst in a horrific crash. As real estate has risen, homeowners are thriving and renters struggle. For many longtime owners, times are good. They are enjoying […]