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U.S. Ag Exports Feed World Demand

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Speaking of breaking records, this year could set a new level for American ag exports. The USDA trade outlook released in May projects FY2014 exports will reach $149.5 billion, an estimated $6.9 billion higher than previous estimates. Ag Secretary Tom

Posted in Agriculture, Farming, Feature, Field Reporters, Great Plains, Midwest

2013 Land Report 100: No. 90 – 100

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No. 90 Scharbauer Family 113,532 acres The Scharbauers’ ties to the land run deep. More than a century ago the family began raising sheep in West Texas. As time wore on, sheep ranches were transformed into cattle ranches. And that

Posted in Agriculture, Arizona, California, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Energy, Equestrian, Feature, Field Reporters, Great Plains, Hawaii, Midwest, Minerals, New Mexico, Pacific, South, Southwest, Texas, Timber, Utah, Wyoming

The Land Report Summer 2014

The Land Report Summer Issue 2014

Timber specialists, ranch brokers, recreational experts, productive ag pros - more than 100 firms from coast to coast were surveyed to prepare our fourth annual look at America’s Best Brokerages for the Summer 2014 edition of the Magazine of the American Landowner. Dozens more

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Posted in 2008 Fall, Agriculture, Auctions, Back Issues, Bankruptcy, Cattle, Certified Communities, Conservation, Developers, Dogs, Energy, Equestrian, Equities, Farming, Federal Policy, Golf, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Hunting, International, Land Report 100, Land Report Top 10, Midwest, Minerals, Northeast, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Southwest, Taxes, Timber, Water, West

Extension Service Reaches the Century Mark

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The roots of today’s agricultural extension services reach all the way back to the early 1800s when landowners, farmers, and scientists gathered to talk shop at agricultural societies and clubs. Congress formalized the USDA’s Extension Service a century ago with

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Field Reporters, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Midwest, Northeast, Pacific, South, Southwest, Water, West

Beef Prices Jump 25% in the First Quarter

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Record production costs, the smallest national herd in half a century, increased demand from China and Japan – whatever the reason, the price of U.S. beef has skyrocketed to its highest level in almost three decades. February’s $5.28 per-pound price

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Feature, Field Reporters, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Midwest, Northeast, Pacific, South, Southwest, West

Record Harvests Gird Land Values in the Corn Belt

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As demand tanked, corn and soybean yields surged in 2013. The result, according to the Chicago Fed, was the second smallest gain in farmland values over the last decade. – The Editors NATIONAL – TREND In 2013, King Corn stumbled.

Posted in Agriculture, Farming, Feature, Field Reporters, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Midwest, Missouri, Ohio

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Establishes Climate Hubs

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has established seven regional hubs to address increasing risks from fires, invasive pests, devastating floods, and crippling droughts. Their purpose will be to translate reams of science and research into information that ranchers, forest landowners,

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Posted in Feature, Federal Policy, Field Reporters, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Midwest, Northeast, Pacific, South, Southwest, West

FY2013 A Disaster for Corn

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Futures for corn, the most valuable U.S. crop sold on the Chicago Board of Trade, slumped 40 percent last year. It was the steepest price tumble since the 1960s. “We’re looking at an era of about three, four, five years

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Posted in Agriculture, Feature, Field Reporters, Great Plains, Midwest

Renewable Debacle

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1.2 million acres of grassland have been plowed under, one of the many unwelcome byproducts of the EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard. Green energy. It sounds so environmentally friendly, so ecosensitive, so … green. What’s not to like about a fuel

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2013 Land Report 100: No. 70-79

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No. 73 David Murdock 149,702 acres This 90-year-old shows no signs of slowing down. According to The New York Times, Murdock plans to live to 125 “ … and sees no reason he can’t, provided that he continues eating the

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Colorado, Equestrian, Feature, Field Reporters, Great Plains, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Midwest, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Pacific, South, Southwest, Texas, Timber, West

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