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Real Estate _ Farmland Investing

Agriculture Real Estate | Why Investors Should Consider Farmland

If you’re a real estate investor, it makes sense to include a variety of properties in your holdings, including residential, commercial and farmland. Many investors think that agricultural and undeveloped land is a long-term investment that won’t pay off for years. It’s also harder to get a loan for unimproved land. This may be true […]

Investing in California Almonds

Investing in California Almonds

ALMOND FARMING IN CALIFORNIA Almonds don’t grow just anywhere. They require the right mix of climate, soil type, water and infrastructure of harvesters, packers and shippers. That right mix is found in California. Today, 80 percent of almonds consumed around the world come from California and are also the state’s largest specialty crop export. Not […]

Recession Proof Investment

Is Farmland a Recession Proof Investment?

According to most investors the next recession is a matter of when not if. FarmFundr has a vested interest in promoting and growing farmland. So when we say that farmland is recession proof don’t just take our word for it. There are no perfect investments for a recession but you can be prepared. Do your […]

Make Money in Agriculture

How To Make Money In Agriculture

To those in the industry farming is a way of life. Yet as farms consolidate and city populations grow the farming lifestyle is becoming more and more unique. As special as this way of life is to America’s farmers at the end of the day you have to pay the bills. This is true for […]

Unique Investments

Unique Investments

To those in the agriculture industry there might not seem to be anything “unique” about investing in agriculture.  That’s not always the case for investors who come from outside of the Ag sector.  When you really breakdown the industry you’ll find various sub-industries that all offer their own challenges and opportunities. Compare the difference between […]

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Passive Farm Income

When you think about farming the word “passive” rarely comes to mind. Let alone passive income.   For farm managers and those in the field there’s nothing passive about the income they earn. Many farms may be able to earn from cell towers, mineral rights or hunting/tourism, but that’s not an option (or desirable) for […]

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Farmland ETFs

Exchange Traded Funds ETFs are another possible entry point for agriculture investors. Many investors are drawn to the diversified nature of the ETFs. Another consideration investors must make is the expected return of ETFs. According to Investopedia the top 3 agriculture ETFs returned -9%, 12%, and -6% (YTD at the time of publication). For more […]

Farmland REIT vs. Crowdfunding

Owning land is a dream for many Americans. Owning land that produces passive income is even more sought after. This leads many investors to research an investment in agriculture. The challenge; farmland is expensive and if you have to run your own operation it’s hardly passive. Traditionally, the next best option was to invest in […]

Example of Opportunity Fund benefits in the form of after tax dollars, with an investment holding pattern of 5, 7, and 10 years.

Agriculture & Opportunity Zones in 2019

  Opportunity Fund? Yes, this is the infamous tidbit for investors from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. An Opportunity Fund is a new investment vehicle created to incentivize investment in targeted communities called Opportunity Zones. The program will appeal to investors looking to defer big capital gains, and developers seeking an alternative […]

Tax Benefits of Agriculture Investing

Tax Benefits & Agricultural Investments

It’s tax season, and investors are formulating strategies to earn a notable return in 2019. With the global increase in demand for food, and farmable land area decreasing, many Investors are eyeing agriculture investments, and with good reason. There are several tax benefits to take advantage of as an agricultural investor. Of course, each deal […]