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Zinke Nixes Proposed Interior Department Land Sale

The potential sale of more than 1,600 acres of federal land located within the previous boundaries of Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument was announced in mid-August and then quickly canceled. “The secretary did not see the proposal before it went

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Posted in Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Utah, West

Bureau of Land Management to Exit Washington?

A host of Western cities are courting Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke in the hopes of attracting the new BLM headquarters. The move is part of Secretary Zinke’s plan to relocate the agency closer to the bulk of the lands it

Posted in Colorado, Feature, Federal Policy, Idaho, News Desk, Public Land, Utah, West

Killam Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 41 Killam Family 277,000 acres This Laredo family’s ranching history dates to 1920 when O.W. Killam, a successful businessman and former state senator, left Oklahoma and set out in search of black gold in South Texas. He found it.

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Posted in Arkansas, Feature, Great Plains, Kansas, Land Report 100, Louisiana, Minerals, Nebraska, South, Southwest, Texas

Summit County Preserves 1,123-acre Knorr Ranch

Situated along the western shore of Green Mountain Reservoir, the Knorr Ranch ranks as one of the largest unencumbered landholdings in Colorado’s Summit County. A landmark holding at the foot of the Gore Range since the late 1800s, the ranch

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Posted in Colorado, Conservation, Feature, News Desk, West

Western Landowner Portrait: James Rogers, Winecup Gamble Ranch in Nevada

“To be honest, the tough conversations have made us better a landowner.” — James Rogers Text by Lesli Allison | Photography by David Packer and JD Hunter Sprawling across the very heart of buckaroo country, the Winecup Gamble Ranch encompasses

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, Nevada, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, Water, West

$266 Million Native American Agriculture Fund Established

In 1999, nearly 900 Native Americans brought suit against the federal government, claiming that the Department of Agriculture systematically discriminated against them in loan programs dating as far back as 1981. Eleven years later, the federal government settled the lawsuit

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Posted in Agriculture, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk

Kokernot Heirs: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 40 Kokernot Heirs 278,000 acres Among the most storied ranches in Far West Texas, the family’s o6 brand was first registered in Texas in 1837. John Kokernot bought it in 1872. He and his brother Lee then began grazing

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

Farmland Values Nationwide Reach Record Level

National Agricultural Statistics Service’s annual survey features upward move of almost 2 percent to $3,140 per acre. U.S. farm real estate value — a measurement of the value of all land and structures on farms — averaged $3,140 per acre

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Farming, Feature, News Desk

Western Landowner Portrait: Jeff Laszlo, Granger Ranches in Montana

“Your land is connected to lots of other things, from communities and neighbors to migratory species to water that flows from high elevation to the Gulf of Mexico.” — Jeff Laszlo Text by Lesli Allison | Photography by Lynn Donaldson

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Montana, Water, West

BP to Pay $10.5 Billion for 470,000 Acres of Shale Assets in Texas and Louisiana

London-based BP announced that it was acquiring a portfolio of unconventional oil and gas assets from BHP for $10.5 billion. The onshore assets mark the first major acquisition by BP since the disastrous Deepwater Horizon Spill in 2010. The portfolio

Posted in Conservation, Energy, Feature, Louisiana, Minerals, News Desk, South, Southwest, Texas

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