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2014-08-21 16:25:46

Preserved Lands Expected to Break Half-Million Acre Mark This Fall HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary George Greig today announced the protection of 26 Pennsylvania farms totaling 2,363 acres, putting the commonwealth on track to safeguard its half-millionth acre of farmland from development by the end of 2014. Since the program began in 1988, federal, state, county and local governments have invested more than $1.2 billion to preserve...

2014-08-05 16:29:28

BLOOMINGTON, Ill., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Approximately 294 acres of productive McLean County farmland will sell at auction Friday, Sept. 12, with Murray Wise Associates marketing the land and managing the auction. "It isn't every day you see a Central Illinois farm like this with good soils, an excellent productivity record and on-site grain storage and sheds, as well as a house," said Kenny Schum, the Murray Wise Associates agent managing the auction. "The auction includes...

2014-07-21 16:27:41

BENTON, Ill., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Approximately 765 acres of southern Illinois land - most of it tillable cropland - will be offered at auction Monday, Aug. 25, with Murray Wise Associates marketing the property and managing the auction. The property will sell in 13 tracts, including one tract with a four-bedroom home. "This auction features some of the better farmland in Franklin County, and nine of the 13 tracts - including the majority of the tillable land - are...

2014-06-13 16:23:53

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Agricultural Land Preservation Board announces Pennsylvania is adding 2,014 additional acres on 26 farms in 14 counties to the state's nation-leading farmland preservation program. The board preserved farms in Berks, Blair, Bucks, Cambria, Chester, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lehigh, Lycoming, Northampton, Perry, Washington, Westmoreland and York counties. Since the program began in 1988, federal, state, county and local...

2014-04-10 12:29:49

MUNCIE, Ind., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tuesday's auction of approximately 833 acres of productive tillable farmland near Muncie drew a capacity crowd and resulted in the sale to an investor for $7.9 million, according to Schrader Real Estate and Auction Company, which marketed the property and conducted the sale. The land, which was 97 percent tillable, was offered in 15 tracts but ultimately sold as an entirety for $9,482 per acre. "We had 77 registered bidders, representing...

2014-03-12 12:32:35

CLINTON, Ill., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two farms in Dewitt County, Ill., sold for a total of $7,089,000 Tuesday in a Schrader auction that attracted more than 30 registered bidders and saw intense competition for the farmland. The 255.7-acre farm offered in three tracts sold for $3,672,000, or $14,359 per acre. The second farm, which consisted of 285.4 acres offered in four tracts, sold for $3,417,000, or $11,972 per acre. The farms were located between Decatur and Clinton....

2014-03-07 12:26:50

MUNCIE, Ind., March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Approximately 833 acres of productive tillable farmland near Muncie will be offered in a major auction Tuesday, April 8, with Schrader Real Estate and Auction Company marketing the property and managing the auction. The land, 97 percent of which is tillable, will be offered in 15 tracts ranging from 3 acres to 114 acres. "Approximately 557 acres of this land is located just off Interstate 69 along W Division Road, in 10 contiguous...

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2009-07-02 22:38:33

The Amazon Rainforest (known as Floresta Amazônica or Amazônia in Portuguese, and Selva Amazónica or Amazonia in Spanish), also known as Amazonia, or the Amazon Jungle, is a moist broadleaf forest that covers almost all of the Amazon Basin in South America. The basin consists of 1.7 billion acres, of which 1.4 billion acres is rainforest. This rainforest covers nine nations (Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana). Brazil contains...

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