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QOZ in Midsouth

The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act established Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZ) to encourage development and job growth in economically-distressed communities across the U.S. Many of these zones are located in the Mid-South and provide an opportunity to invest in real estate, including agricultural real estate.

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Figure 1. Adjusted Net Farm Income

The USDA measures net farm income, which is a broad measure of profits for the farm economy and includes cash receipts, inventory changes, economic depreciation and gross imputed rental income of operator dwellings.

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On Dec. 20, 2018, President Trump signed into law the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018.

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(Jonesboro, AR, February 26, 2019) A comprehensive look at farmland values and agricultural property lease rates is now available through members of the Mid-South Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.

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JONESBORO – Arkansas State University’s annual Agribusiness Conference this year will celebrate its 25th year of providing timely information and agricultural policy education to farmers, agribusiness professionals, students and educators across the Mid-South.

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Our 2018 Winter Newsletter has been released which includes a thorough poultry market overview by Mark Jordan, instructor at Arkansas State University, a historical overview about draining the Missouri Bootheel written by GFM’s intern, and the importance of U.S. soybean exports.

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Soybean Export Data November 2018

Recent U.S. tariffs and retaliatory actions by China have significantly impacted U.S. soybean farm prices and exports. Historically, the U.S. exported almost one out of every three field rows to China.

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Animals architecture daylight

On Aug. 27, President Trump announced a trade deal between Mexico and the U.S. The U.S. has been working to renegotiate NAFTA, although Canada is not part of the new agreement.

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Houston Presenting

GFM’s Jeffrey Hignight and Houston Matthews recently spoke to students in the Land Economics/Rural Appraisal class at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.

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Poultry Picture

The phrase “what a difference a year makes” resonates with—and has likely been uttered by more than a few—people involved in any of the numerous channels of agricultural production given the speed in which commodity markets tend to react and move.

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