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    TFF's ELMS Questions time ?

    How did the interview go @Clive ?
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    Price of Farmland

    You don’t need a land agent to sell a farm, but as you are selling your most valuable asset, surely it makes sense to use a professional with experience rather than having a go. You only get one chance to sell. Also, buyers would prefer the transparency of an agent.
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    Price of Farmland

    What is the other farm in Lincolnshire at market Rasen like, looks better value for money?
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    Price of Farmland

    Looks a cracking wolds farm. Do you know the reason for the sale? Is there much else lined up to come to the market in the area?
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    Massive Institutional Land Sell Off

    Which investors are selling up? The Crown Estate and Church have had a pretty big clear out in recent years.
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    Machinery too expensive

    Just looking at the prices achieved in an online farm sale yesterday and they are unreal. In for another increase in machinery prices? How are even current prices sustainable based on current and projected margins?
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    Price of Farmland

    I agree with your comments about the industry needing restructuring. To say that ownership is not related to farming is difficult to understand. In the 90's when farm incomes were on the floor, land values dropped. Again in 2007 when wheat prices took off so did land values. A large proportion...
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    Price of Farmland

    I think that longer term, the change of support will be a positive move for the industry and lead to greater returns. In the short term though there are going to be lots of farms that are going to really struggle and potentially have to restructure. It is only those that have a truly lean...
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    Price of Farmland

    Do you think that ag returns will be at this level once the BPS is removed?
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    Price of Farmland

    Granted it is cheaper to service the debt but now you have roughly ten times as much capital to repay for every acre
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    Price of Farmland

    To say that values will not go down is a bold statement. Institutions are not interested in ag land unless it has strategic value. Look at the Crown Estate and Church Commissioners between them they have been selling 1,000’s of acres in recent years.
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    Price of Farmland

    Debt is all fine and helps businesses to grow, the only sticky point is servicing the debt. The servicing cost will have dropped for most due to the reduction in base rate, however, lenders appear to have added this on to their margin! It is interesting listening to banks views on farming post...
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    Price of Farmland

    Agricultural debt continues to rise year on year, which isn't necessarily a bad thing as it could be reinvestment to generate greater returns. Land values and the ability to borrow based on these have risen exponentially over the last 15 years. I personally do a lot of work with the...
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    Dairy Farm For Sale

    lambert smith Hampton aren’t your usual farm agents and normally indicates that the bank are involved somewhere
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    Dairy Farm For Sale

    https://www.carterjonas.co.uk/farm/for-sale/lanreath/tau190011/ This farm looks to be well equipped, but looks a bit pricey. Probably a case of the seller wanting their investment in the buildings and equipment back plus the land and house. 2 + 2 = 3 not 4

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