Generations of Minnesota Land Specialists
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Fall Issue, 2015
Glen, Kristi Jo, Dale & Kristine
Welcome to Fladeboe Auctions Land Co. LLC

Welcome to our first eNewsletter!  Fladeboe Auctions Land Co. is a second-generation family business specializing in farmland and recreational land auctions and listings.  In business for over 38 years, we have a passion for selling farmland in MN, and utilize the latest marketing tools and personal outreach to deliver top dollar results for every client.  Our statewide professional presence, farm roots and hometown values offer the personalized service and credibility you expect. We would enjoy meeting with you over a cup of coffee to hear more about your farm or your client's farm.  Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving!

Kristine, Glen, Dale and Kristi Jo
Where are farmland values headed?
Given the headlines from some Twitter columns, papers, radio, local farmers etc... I can only say "It depends." Depends on where interest rates go, China's interest, land location and of course commodity prices. Other f actors contributing to current farmland values include: lack of stable alternative investments, cash on hand, limited amount of land on the market as well as a reduction in the amount of land every year due to urban growth etc. Asset appreciation, diversification to portfolios and yields attract outside capital. Farmland is uncorrelated with paper assets like stocks and bonds, has proven relatively resistant to inflation, and is less sensitive to economic shocks (people continue to eat even during downturns) and to interest-rate hikes. Moreover, in the aftermath of the financial crisis investors are reassured by assets they can touch and sniff. Knowing all this, I can say with a high degree of certainty that this will not be another 80's scenario. In 1985, the US Dept. of Agriculture stated the total farm equity to be $605 billion, this year's estimated total farm equity stands at $2.5 trillion.  Take a look at this graph to give you an idea of where values have been over the years and maybe you can imagine where they will go. Follow me on Twitter, Facebook and Linked In where I post farmland related updates. Here is one commentary on farmland values:  Farmland values expected to take direction from crop margins and interest rates                      
Kristi Jo
Upcoming Farmland Auction

New Auction!   

John S.E. 'Eddy' Johnson Estate
Kulberg Family Century Fam

+-190 Tillable acres
+-195 Deeded acres (excludes building site)
CPI's of 92.5 and 93.7!
Palmyra township, sections 33 and 34.
This is a high quality farm in Minnesota's own Renville Co.
Auction to be held December 15th at Max's Grill in Olivia, 1:00. More information to come. Please check our website.

In This Issue
 Featured Article

With commodity prices falling over the last year, there is speculation over future land prices. This graph depicts the high returns US farmland has experienced in the last 10 years.  As you can see it tops the chart over every other asset.  US farmland is, has been and will continue to be for many reasons a very wise investment. Mark Twain once said " Buy land, they're not making it anymore."
Upcoming Farmland Auction
221 Quality Tillable Acres
 Kandiyohi County

221.6 Tillable
230.72 Deeded
Roseland Township, Sect. 21
CPI's of 93.8 and 92.6!
 Farmland ownership opportunities are listed here with more information on our website. We are always working on new auctions and listings, so check back often.  Call, email or text for more information.
Dale Fladeboe, the founder of Fladeboe Auctions, was inducted into the MN State Auctioneer's Association Hall of Fame this year: click here for more details 
The singing auctioneer
The singing auctioneer

Hall of fame induction night
 Psalm 67:6 "The earth has yielded it's produce; God, our God, blesses us."
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Kristine Fladeboe Duininck
Broker/Realtor/Co-owner/Auctioneer/2010 International Auctioneer Champion-NAA
Fladeboe Auctions Land Co. LLC

Glen Fladeboe