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Land News from 2008

An invaluable resource for the latest land news in the UK from 2008, including the latest news on land values and the agricultural land market.

Optimistic outlook for farmland prices

Despite a third quarter fall, average farmland prices remain well above those of even 12 months ago. Land agents remain optimistic about future farmland prices, believing any further falls will be regained before too long. Banks and other lenders still view farming as a secure, well-capitalised sector.

(Source: Farmers Guardian, 03 Oct 2008)

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Food prices to remain high

Food prices are set to fall in the short-term, but in the long-term will remain at relatively high levels compared to the past decade.

(Source: Farmers Guardian, 10 Oct 2008)

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The recession and what it means for land and the agricultural land industry

With economies around the globe faltering and the banking sector in turmoil, what can farmers and agricultural land owners expect as the country slides towards recession.

(Source: Farmers Guardian, 07 Oct 2008)

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Land prices changing trends in agricultural property

Over the past year, agriculture and farmland prices have bucked economic trends and the effects of the credit crunch on the property sector. Pony paddocks and small parcels of land are still achieving good premiums, depending on their location and suitability.

(Source: Farmers Guardian, 05 Sep 2008)

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RICS Rural Land Market Survey H1 2008

UK farmland prices surged at the fastest pace in the RICS' rural market survey's history during the first half of 2008. The farmland market jumped forward, with the average price rising by 24% (the fastest pace in the survey's history) in the first half of 2008 and by 47% year on year.

(Source: RICS Rural Land Market Survey H1 2008, 28 Jul 2008)

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Fields of gold: Investors discover lucrative haven in Britain's farmland

The price of farmland is rising at its fastest rate for more than 30 years as wealthy city dwellers and overseas buyers seek a slice of idyllic rural England and jittery investors rush to move their money out of stocks & shares because of the global credit crunch.

(Source: The Independent, 17 Apr 2008)

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