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Old 03-19-2008, 12:54 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Maine probably has the cheapest land with the lowest taxes.

The OP is looking for a long growing season though, which Maine doesn't have.
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Old 03-19-2008, 04:12 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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Maine probably has the cheapest land with the lowest taxes.
The OP seems to be interested in a long growing season and so has ruled Northern areas out, but, if he hadn't, Maine isn't the cheapest. But the cheaper places are a lot more extreme and dangerous than Maine too...
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Old 03-19-2008, 04:20 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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The OP seems to be interested in a long growing season and so has ruled Northern areas out, but, if he hadn't, Maine isn't the cheapest. But the cheaper places are a lot more extreme and dangerous than Maine too...
I haven't seen any other state that you can buy tillable land for $300 to $400 an acre, which you can find in Maine. Not all over, but it is here.
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Old 03-19-2008, 04:26 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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I haven't seen any other state that you can buy tillable land for $300 to $400 an acre, which you can find in Maine. Not all over, but it is here.
Well, I suppose then my land was more expensive at 550 an acre, but it's not taxed so it's much cheaper in the long run. But I've seen a lot of land in Maine at much higher prices than that.
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Old 03-19-2008, 04:53 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Yes you can find more expensive land of course. Just like any place.
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Old 03-19-2008, 05:10 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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Yes you can find more expensive land of course. Just like any place.
When I checked out Maine about 4 years ago the only land I saw in that price range (actually more like 500 an acre but close enough) was in large lots, such as 100 acres. 5 to 30 acre lots came at a much higher price per acre. But, that was 4 years ago, and only in certain parts...
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Old 03-19-2008, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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In September, Ron Plain and Joyce White published a Missouri farm land values opinion survey, which polled professionals (lenders, appraisers, extension specialists, and real estate agents) to determine what they believe is happening to farmland values in Missouri. Respondents were asked to give their estimates of land values for three classes of crop√‚¬¨land cropland and pasture (good, average, poor), timberland (with valuable trees), and hunting/recreation land (land with little productive ag. value but with desirable aesthetic qualities). Respondents estimated that all types of farmland had increased 8.1%, cropland had increased 8.0%, pasture had increased 7.9%, and other types of farmland had increased 8.7% over the past year.
Some info about farmland across the country. It may be helpful. LandAndFarm.com - Land for sale, Farms for sale, Rural Property for sale

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2004 Missouri Farm Numbers and Land in Farms

(COLUMBIA, MO) - "After four years of decline, Missouri farm numbers
held steady at 106,000 farms for 2004,"according to Gene Danekas,
Director of Missouri Agricultural Statistics. Missouri ranks second in
total number of farms. Although total farm numbers remained unchanged
from the previous year, the breakdown of farms by sales showed a
migration of farms to higher sales classes. "High livestock and
commodity prices contributed to the movement of farms to higher sales
categories," stated Danekas. A farm is defined as "any establishment
from which $1,000 or more of agricultural products were sold or would be
sold during the year." Total land in Missouri farms is estimated at 30.1
million acres with an average farm size of 284 acres.

Missouri farms in the economic sales class of $1,000 to $9,999 are
estimated at 58,900, down slightly from a year earlier. Farms in the
sales group of $10,000 to $99,999 totaled 36,300, up slightly from 2003.
The $100,000 to $249,000 group is estimated at 6,300, up 3 percent from
last year. Farms in the sales groups of $250,000 to $499,000 totaled
2,600, up 4 percent from 2003, while farm with sales of $500,000 and
over totaled 1,900, up from 1,700 in 2003.
Missouri Agricultural Statistics Service - AgEBB (http://agebb.missouri.edu/mass/immrel/bull14e.htm - broken link)

Some more info Private Land Programs

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Old 03-19-2008, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Happy wherever I am - Florida now
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Regarding taxes you need to do some specific research. Some states rely strictly on real estate taxes and others tax your vehicles and personal property. There are discounts for owner-occupants, veterans, seniors, and for working farms/farmland in other places.
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Old 03-20-2008, 06:22 PM
 
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Which states do you think I should focus on giving the criteria I listed?
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Old 12-30-2009, 06:56 PM
 
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And I thought I was the only one thinking about getting some land & growing food!!! wow!
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