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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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Land Report September 2018 Newsletter

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates paid $171 million in August to acquire 14,500 acres of farmland owned by John Hancock Life Insurance Company in one of the most coveted agricultural regions of Washington. The lofty purchase price eclipsed April’s $136 million

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Farming, News Desk, Newsletter, Oregon, Pacific, South, Southwest, Timber, Washington

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

Collier Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 38 Collier Family 280,000 acres The heirs of Barron Collier remain among Florida’s largest landowners, lending their name to a Gulf Coast county that encompasses the northern edge of Everglades National Park as well as the city of Naples.

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Florida, Land Report 100, South

SOLD! Osterhouse Ranch, an 1,874-acre Component of Colorado’s Cross Mountain Ranch, Sells!

This 1,874-acre component of Colorado’s Cross Mountain Ranch sold this summer. Known as the Osterhouse Ranch, the 3-square-mile property lies within the coveted Williams Fork River Valley and is adjacent to the Routt National Forest. Prior to the closing, the

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Colorado, Feature, News Desk, Recreation, West

Western Landowner Portrait: Mike and Tom Page, Big Creek Ranch in Idaho

Text by Lesli Allison | Photography by Ilona McCarty “I look at the public lands as a huge asset, assuming you take the time to understand how they work and get to know the people involved.” — Tom Page Start

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Farming, Feature, Idaho, Water, West

Preservation Tax Breaks Questioned

A Napa County grand jury has questioned millions of dollars in tax breaks that were doled out to preserve wine country farmland with little chance of being developed. Passed in 1965, California’s Williamson Act seeks to ease the financial challenges

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Conservation, Farming, Feature, News Desk, Pacific, Taxes

Western Landowner Portrait: Sarah King, Anvil Ranch in Arizona

Text by Lesli Allison | Photography by Sarah King, Heidi Crnkovic, and Ziemba Photographic Daily challenges have always been inherent to ranching in the West and there are no shortages of them in the Altar Valley, located south of Tucson

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Posted in Agriculture, Arizona, Cattle, Conservation, Farming, Feature, Southwest

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