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Job Growth in Agriculture Sector Outpaces Graduates

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Each year an average of 57,900 job openings are created in agriculture and renewable natural resources, yet only 35,400 college degrees in agricultural-related fields are awarded in the U.S. This leaves a shortfall of 22,500 positions. According to the USDA,

Posted in Agriculture, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Cattle, Colorado, Connecticut, Conservation, Delaware, Farming, Feature, Florida, Georgia, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Midwest, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, News Desk, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northeast, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pacific, Pennsylvania, Public Land, Rhode Island, South, South Carolina, South Dakota, Southwest, Tennessee, Texas, Timber, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Water, West, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Land Report 2014 Ranchland Deal of the Year: Rockpile Ranch

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A new generation of stewards acquire a Far West Texas landmark. Text by Katy Richardson | Photography by Laurence Parent Drive toward the Davis Mountains in Far West Texas, and you’ll be treated to some of the most jaw-dropping scenery

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Feature, News Desk, Southwest, Texas, Water

Governor Petitioned RE: Wolves on Ted Turner’s Ladder Ranch

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In May, the New Mexico Game Commission voted to deny a permit that would have allowed the 157,000-acre ranch to continue as a refuge for the Mexican wolf, a federally protected subspecies of the gray wolf. In response, 46 conservation

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Land Report 2014 Agriculture Deal of the Year: Proventus Portfolio

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A multi-state portfolio totaling 13,450 acres in the Midwest, Delta, Southwest, and Rocky Mountains sold for more than $46 million. The massive sale required four days of auctions by Schrader Real Estate and Auction Company. “We had good results on

Posted in Agriculture, Arkansas, Auctions, Colorado, Eric OKeefe, Farming, Feature, Illinois, Louisiana, Midwest, Mississippi, News Desk, South, Southwest, Texas, West

Texas’ Powderhorn Ranch

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Future generations will cherish Texas’s 17,351-acre Powderhorn Ranch, a rare swath of coastal wetland now preserved in perpetuity. But for droves of German settlers, this prairie by the sea was a life-or-death scenario. Led by Prince Carl of Solms-Braunfels, they

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2014 Land Report 100: Malone Mitchell 3rd

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No. 21 Malone Mitchell 3rd 384,000 acres One of this energy entrepreneur’s smartest moves? Selling a redeveloped South Texas oil field to Chevron in 1994. That set the stage for several of his West Texas acquisitions, including the mineral-rich Pinion

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2014 Land Report 100: O’Connor Heirs

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No. 15 O’Connor Heirs 500,000 acres Tom O’Connor was born in County Wexford, Ireland, in 1819, left for Texas with an uncle in 1834, and, when he passed in 1887, bequeathed an estate valued at $4.5 million, including 100,000 head

Posted in Cattle, Energy, Feature, Minerals, News Desk, Southwest, Texas

Land Report 2014 Deal of the Year: Powderhorn Ranch

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Years of patience and persistence pay off, thanks to a multi-partner coalition and a gracious steward. Last August, a decades-long endeavor finally bore fruit when a multi-partner coalition announced the acquisition of Texas’s 17,351-acre Powderhorn Ranch. For over a century,

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Posted in Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Feature, News Desk, Public Land, Recreation, Southwest, Texas

Land’s Best Friend: Start Your Puppy Off on the Right Paw

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Happiness at home starts with a routine. –Henry Chappell Regular, gentle training during feeding time and playtime gets a pup off to a quick start. At four months, this German shorthaired pointer already knew her name. If you’ve followed my

Posted in Dogs, Feature, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Henry Chappell, Midwest, Northeast, Pacific, South, Southwest, West

The Land Report Top Ten: Spring 2015

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The 3Ds tops the nation’s leading land listings by more than half a billion dollars. – The Editors 1. Waggoner Ranch (Texas): $725 million Sam Middleton of Chas. S. Middleton and Son is broker of record on this record-setting 510,527-acre

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