29th Annual Outlook for Texas Land Markets

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Pictured from left to right: Greg Good, George Clift, ALC, Brady Cowan, Tom Benton, Jerry Schniederjan, Gary Sutherland, Sheldon Snyder, ALC

The 29th Annual Outlook for Texas Land Markets Conference was held in San Antonio, TX this year and our guys were excited to attend. This is a wonderful event that provides information on a variety of legal, economic, social, and natural resources issues influencing current land market dynamics.

Associates Receive RLI APEX Awards

 

March 18APEX-Award-Winner-logo, 2019 (Amarillo TX) – George Clift, ALC of Amarillo, TX, Sheldon Snyder, ALC of Dalhart, TX, Eric Turpen of Littlefield, TX, and Greg Good of Perryton, TX were recognized as a part of the 2018 APEX Producers Club by the Realtors® Land Institute at the RLI APEX Production Awards Program, sponsored by The Land Report. These agents were recognized by RLI CEO Aubrie Kobernus, as well as The Land Report’s Co-founders Eddie Lee Rider Jr. and Eric O’Keefe, at a special awards ceremony on Tuesday, March 5, during RLI’s 2019 National Land Conference (NLC19) in Albuquerque, NM. In addition to the Top Producer Club, Sheldon Snyder, ALC was also recognized as a member of the 2018 Top 20 National Producers with over $37M in sales in 2018. READ PRESS RELEASE

Pictured from left to right: Eric Turpen, Sheldon Snyder, ALC, George Clift, ALC, Jeff Moon, ALC (AgWest Land Brokers) and Greg Good

Pictured from left to right: Eric Turpen, Sheldon Snyder, ALC, George Clift, ALC, Jeff Moon, ALC (AgWest Land Brokers) and Greg Good

Our Incredible Vanishing Farmland

https://www.drovers.com/article/our-incredible-vanishing-farmland

We lose three acres of farmland in the United States every minute. You read that right. Three acres every sixty seconds. This wakeup call comes courtesy of John Piotti, President of American Farmland Trust (AFT), who spoke about conservation and Farmland at the 2019 Trust in Food Symposium Jan. 15 and 16 in Chicago. “Over the last 20 years, we’ve lost 31 million acres of farmland—that’s equivalent to all the farmland in Iowa. That’s over 1.5 million acres a year, or three acres every minute,” Piotti says. READ ARTICLE

No Farms No Food

Land Broker Cooperative Announces Launch of Innovative Website

The Land Broker Co-Op has just launched an amazing website and we wanted to share their press release “The Land Broker Cooperative (the Co-Op) is pleased to announce the first website for land, farms and ranches for sale using a map-based view as the primary search functionality” : Read The Full Press Release Here

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CLB’s Annual Christmas in “October”

Christmas in October, I know it sounds uncanny, but if you really think about it, it’s actually quite brilliant! What better time to bring the family together than before the holidays consume all of our time? This year’s CLB Company Christmas party took place at the Coors Cowboy Club and included a wonderful steak dinner and some very competitive games.  George Clift presented the 2018 Sales Awards to the following Sales Associates:

Top Sales Agent – Sheldon Snyder, ALC

Top Auction Sales – Bryan Clift

Largest Transaction – Sheldon Snyder, ALC

Most Transactions – Eric Turpen

Ten Million Dollar Club – Hadley Perkins

Twenty Million Dollar Club – Sheldon Snyder, ALC

Thanks to these Sales Associates for all of their hard work in 2018, and Congratulations!

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(pictured from left to right: Hadley Perkins, Eric Turpen, Bryan Clift)

Brady Cowan Completes Auctioneer School

Sales Associate, Brady Cowan of Amarillo attended the World Wide College of Auctioneering this past September in Denver Colorado. He, along with 37 others, had an intense week of hands on training, covering all phases of auctioneering. Brady successfully completed the course of instruction and received his diploma in All Phases of Auctioneering, as well as being a Certified Bilingual Auctioneer. He has earned the honorary title of “Colonel” and we would like to congratulate Brady on his accomplishment.  Please feel free to call Brady and congratulate him at 940-733-9608.

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2018 USDA Land Value Report

Agricultural Land Values Highlights

The United States farm real estate value, a measurement of the value of all land and buildings on farms, averaged $3,140 per acre for 2018, up $60 per acre (1.9 percent) from 2017 values. Regional changes in the average value of farm real estate ranged from an 8.3 percent increase in the Southern Plains region (includes Texas (9.1% increase) and Oklahoma (5.3% increase) to 1.4 percent decrease in the Northern Plains region. The highest farm real estate values were in the Corn Belt region at $6,430 per acre. The Mountain region had the lowest farm real estate value at $1,140 per acre.

This report from the USDA is a 22 page report.  Read the full report here.