Farming

U.S. Attorney Sues Hemp Farm

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia filed a civil suit against a Mason County hemp farm. Although state laws allow the cultivation, sale, and purchase of industrial hemp, the suit alleges the

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Lee Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 42 Lee Family 275,000 acres After World War I, a doughboy named Floyd Lee (1895 – 1987) began working as a hand on the Fernandez Ranch in Cibola County, New Mexico. By the time of his death decades later,

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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

$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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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

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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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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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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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On the Block: 23-Acre Red Lodge Creek Estate in Montana

A 23-acre estate that includes a tributary of the Yellowstone River will be auctioned by Hall and Hall Auctions on August 30 at the property in Red Lodge, Montana. The acreage includes a 5,152-square-foot custom home that was built in

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