The California Chapter, ASFMRA (American Society of Farm Managers & Rural Appraisers) has released the 2011 issue of Trends in Agricultural Land & Lease Values, a comprehensive guide to rural land values and trends in California and Nevada. This year’s issue, available in both print and electronic formats, includes current and historical rural land and lease value data, land trends information, and feature articles covering walnuts and investing in farmland. The annual publication is the No. 1 source for agricultural land value data covering the two states and serves as a premiere resource tool for agribusiness.

Sam Bettencourt, president & CEO of Stanislaus Farm Supply in Modesto, had this to say about Trends, “The Trends publication has become an important resource that we count on each year to help us determine the prevailing course of our industry. Certainly a quality took that our Board and staff find to be not only informative, but a great read!”

The Trends publication was first printed in 1991 and has grown into a comprehensive collection of agricultural land value data. The 94-page, four color magazine is broken up into geographic regions and then further divided by county and land use. Through detailed charts and graphs, historical land and lease values are included for each area, going back an average of six years. Editorial overviews are also included, providing background information within each region.

Copies of Trends are available from the California Chapter, ASFMRA for $20 plus shipping and handling. Contact the chapter at (209) 368-3672 or order on-line at www.calasfmra.com.