Our firm has over 35 combined years of farm appraisal experience and has achieved the reputation of providing a very thorough and complete appraisal report. Our clients include federal agencies, state agencies, financial institutions, individuals, as well as numerous attorneys and accountants.
With over 80 combined years of experience in the agricultural area, Hatley Cobb Farmland Management is able to address all aspects of consulting on behalf of individuals, large corporations, financial institutions, and governmental agencies.
In the past few years Hatley/Cobb Farmland Real Estate LLC has brokered in excess of $60 Million worth of farmland. Our experience in the management of farms in Washington State provides us with the understanding of the current complex issues that are facing our farmers today. This knowledge has been essential for us to successfully market farms on behalf of our clients.
Our clients include farmers who need to reduce their long-term debt, with a vast majority requesting leaseback arrangements on the sale. Other clients have inherited farms and wish to convert these assets into other investments. Another type of client is a farm owner who is in the process of simplifying his estate assets.
We have a high success rate in marketing the farms that we list, as we are very knowledgeable of the current value of Washington State farms.
Recently we have experienced a significant increase in the requests for acquisition of various types of farm properties. Some of this is due to individuals electing to diversify their assets out of the stock market and into more stable types of investments.
We have had several clients who are interested in purchasing farm property, as they are involved in a #1031 tax-free exchange.
We feel that our involvement in the farm management of numerous farms throughout Eastern Washington provides us with a very good networking system for farms that are either on the market or considered for sale
Maximizing income to owner through timely commodity marketing.
Reviewing all crop divisions and income settlements for accuracy.
Reviewing property for hazardous waste concerns.
CRP Contract Negotiation
SAFE Program Administration
DCP Contract Management
ACRE Program Administration
Negotiating farm leases for the properties and preparing comprehensive written lease agreements.
Properly insuring crops, as necessary, with Multi-Peril and Fire and/or Hail Insurance.
Reviewing maintenance of buildings and adequacy of fire and/or extended insurance coverage on buildings which are insurable.
Reviewing all county assessments for real estate taxes and making recommendations to the owner or make application to the County Board of Equalization protesting new assessed values.
Providing timely income and expense reports and establishing annual farm reserves to pay farm operating expenses.
Approving farm operating expenses.
Hatley/Cobb Farmland Management currently manages approximately 140 farms covering a geographical area stretching from the Canadian border to Central California and from west of the Cascades to Eastern Idaho. Our primary management functions include:
Supervising farming operations, conducting annual farm inspections, and providing a written report to owners.