I really wonder sometimes...how do you value a mineral right in an active area where sales from $1000 - $5000 per net mineral acre are found in the deeds in the Oil & Gas book of the county (rarely a deed is filed in the regular deed book, usually it is filed in O & G) for FSA? An appraiser told me that the FSA told them to value the mineral at $1. That is supposed to be the fee simple total of value with the mineral. If you are going to pull a number out of the air....why not let them value the property less the mineral right (a. k. a. - fee in surface)? Why put the appraiser in the position of well...lying. They really don't know the value and FSA is telling them it is a $1? I don't have a good feeling about this at all. FSA must think they are worth more than a $1 because they retain the mineral rights when they repo and resell a property and they would not sell 80 net acre back to a landowner in a county near me for any price although the gas potential there is very low. Dear FSA... Please sell me all those mineral rights you think are worth a dollar... I will give you $2 for every deed in Central Arkansas until I run out of money.