Colvin & Co. LLP

Investors' Guide
to Farmland

by Greyson S. Colvin
T. Marc Schober

How can one capitalize on the increased global protein consumption and demand for food? An investment in farmland will provide a steady stream of income and capital gains due to the increasing global demand for agricultural commodities and limited supply of global arable land. The Investors' Guide to Farmland will guide you through the rational for investment in farmland, understanding  farmland and why it should become part of your portfolio.


An investment tip from Mark Twain: "Buy land. They're not making it anymore."

Farmland Forecast

The premier website for farmland and agriculture research. Farmland Forecast publishes research, distributes monthly emails, holds conferences, and is featured on a variety of agriculture and financial websites including:


Seeking Alpha

Star Tribune - Hot Money Turn From Stocks to Farmland

Hard Assets Investor - Best Ag Play Is To Buy Farmland Followed By Grain-Driven Equities 

Bloomberg Markets - Being Like Soros In Buying Farmland Reaps Annual Gains of 16%

Nikkei - Pension Fund Money to Create Boom in Farmland Investment

The Gloom Boom & Doom Report - Why Invest in Farmland?

Dow Jones - Farmland Fund Expects Prices to Keep Soaring

Barron's - Best Performing Hedge Funds for March, 2012

Barron's - Hedge Fund Best-Worst-Biggest September, 2012

Barron's - Hedge Fund Best-Worst-Biggest March, 2013

The Wall Street Journal - How You Gonna Keep 'Em Down on the Farm? Profits!

The Wall Street Journal - Falling Property Values Hint at Trouble on the Farm

Financial Times - Investors Wary of Going Back to the Land

Journal of Indexes - Keeping Current with Commodities Roundtable

The Fargo Forum - Great Plains Land Expo

Business Journal - Groups Raising Money to Buy Farmland

International Living Investor - China's Running Out of Farmland...Here's How to Play It

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - High Prices Expected For Commodities

Land Farm & Ranch - Organic Trends Benefit Farmland

Dakota Properties - Agricultural Land Values Increase

The Washington Post - Owners Reaps Profits from Farmland

Bloomberg - Speculators Fail to Reap Crop Rally

Nikkei - Pension Funds Seeking Place for Their Money

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We have highlighted must read articles about farmland. Enjoy.

Why Invest in Farmland?

Consistent Return Profile

U.S. Farmland Best Investment

Chinese Imports to Change Grain Markets
Future Agricultural Production Limited

Organic Trends Benefit Farmland

Future of Farming Goes Vertical

Maximizing Yields With Fertilizer

World Running Out of Farmland 

Is Farmland in a Bubble?

Renewable Fuel Mandate Complications

Understanding Farmland Values and the Long-Term Outlook