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Cash Crunch Squeezes Farm Operators

Farmland values in the Tenth District dropped an average of 3 percent, according to the Kansas City Fed’s Ag Credit Survey. Blame it on decreased farm income, which fell for the fifth consecutive year. —The Editors The Kansas City Fed

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Posted in Agriculture, Colorado, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, Great Plains, Kansas, Midwest, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, News Desk, Oklahoma, Southwest, West, Wyoming

Anti-Drilling Initiative Fails in the Centennial State

A Colorado voter initiative known as Proposition 112 was defeated by an estimated 56 to 44 percent margin on Election Day. If approved, the initiative would have increased minimum drilling setbacks from occupied buildings and waterways for new oil, gas,

Posted in Colorado, Developers, Feature, Minerals, News Desk, Residential Property, Water, West

American Land Barons

The Washington Post takes a critical look at the Land Report 100. Text by Christopher Ingraham The federal government is by far the nation’s biggest landowner, holding 640 million acres of purple mountains, fruited plains and amber waves of grain

Posted in Feature, Land Report 100

Illinois Governor-Elect Closes on Wellington Equestrian Estate

Just days after defeating incumbent governor Bruce Rauner, J.B. Pritzker closed on a 6.44-acre, $12 million equestrian estate in Palm Beach County. Located in Grand Prix Farms near the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, the equestrian estate has an outdoor

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Posted in Equestrian, Feature, Florida, News Desk, South

Historic New England Farm Conserved

The 167-acre Solasz Farm in Winchester, New Hampshire, was recently sold and put under a conservation agreement, according to the Monadnock Conservancy. The farm had belonged to longtime local radio host Al Kulas, and had been in his family since

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Posted in Conservation, Farming, Feature, New Hampshire, News Desk, Northeast

Farmland Values Remain Robust

Surveys in Nebraska, Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa show strong, steady farmland values according to Successful Farming. An overall trend that supports the surveys’ findings is that when land comes available in today’s market, farmers have proven to be aggressive bidders.

Posted in Agriculture, Farming, Feature, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, News Desk

Land Report November 2018 Newsletter

Our Investing Issue takes center stage in our November newsletter, which also includes Election Night results affecting landowners as well as major transactions: Colorado voters give a thumbs down to more extensive drilling setbacks. Voters in Park City, Utah, green-light

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Developers, Federal Policy, Hunting, Minerals, Newsletter, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, Water, West

Aspen Ranch Finally Sells – For Pennies on the Dollar

The 244-acre Circle R Ranch sold at auction for $14.3 million — a 75 percent discount off of its original listing price four years ago. Featuring six homes with a combined 22 bedrooms and 20.5 bathrooms, the ranch was controlled

Posted in Auctions, Colorado, Feature, News Desk, Residential Property, West

Supreme Court Declines Coastal Act Case

A decade-long legal battle by Sun Microsystems co-founder Vinod Khosla over private property rights versus public coastal access ended this month when the Supreme Court declined to hear the case, reports the Los Angeles Times. Central to the dispute: a

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Posted in California, Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Pacific, Public Land

Lyda Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 47 Lyda Family 260,000 acres Sprawled across Pecos County in West Texas and in Baylor County, La Escalera (“Fe Ladder”) Ranch retains vaquero traditions while producing high-quality Angus and show-grade Quarter Horses. Photo Credit: Lyda Family Click here to

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Equestrian, Feature, Land Report 100, Southwest, Texas

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