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The great British farmland boom

April 17, 2014
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Britain's troubled Co-operative Group is preparing to cash in on nearly 18,000 acres of farmland in one of the biggest UK land sales in decades. As Ivor Bennett reports, the market timing couldn't be better, with farmland prices soaring over 270 percent in the last 10 years. Video provided by Reuters

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Reuters - Business Video Online (Feb. 23, 2015) — A big deadline is looming between farmers, hurt by calling grain prices, and the land owners who own a large chunk of America's farmland. Bobbi Rebell reports. Video provided by Reuters
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