The Race Continues: Economic Growth vs. An Economic Tantrum-Week 17

Land Market Summary by Segment:

Nutrient Credits Impact Crop Land:

A pressure point on crop land that will drive the creation of crop land and increase the value of existing crop land are the environmental regs such as nutrient credit banks that pay the highest financial incentive to convert crop land into timber land in perpetuity (which is a very long time).

It is ironic that the environmental regulations are forcing crop land to be converted into timberland at a time when a growing population is increasing need for food products which is leading the conversion of timberland into crop land. That wheel continues to turn because of government regulation.

In these uncertain times, it is critical to remember that land is the source of all wealth. Every product that we humans consume originates with land. Not all tracts of land are equal in quality and portfolio management requires every investor to hold some cash for liquidity. But historically, long term the best investment is land.