Farming

Pinon Canyon: Colorado Senator Ken Salazar Feels the Heat

Pressure from grassroots opponents of the U.S. Army’s attempt to seize 420,000 acres of privately-owned land in southeast Colorado is starting to produce some results in Washington. While he’s been a lukewarm supporter of Colorado ranchers in their fight with the

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Posted in Cattle, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Regional News, Topics, Trey Garrison, West

Mexico Opposes Ethanol

As we’ve seen over the last few months, skyrocketing commodity prices are pushing land values to record levels. They are also squeezing cattlemen and other producers who rely on corn and other grains to fatten livestock and poultry. One of

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Posted in Energy, Eric OKeefe, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, International, News Desk, Southwest

Florida to Pay $1.75 Billion for 187,000 Acres in the Everglades

In a massive deal announced earlier today, the State of Florida will acquire almost 300 square miles of the Everglades in and around the south end of Lake Okeechobee from U.S. Sugar Corp. for $1.75 billion ($9,000+ per acre).

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Posted in Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Farming, Feature, News Desk, Public Land, Regional News, South, Topics, Water

678,000 Acres for $20 Million?

For the price of a penthouse overlooking Central Park, an investor could also buy 1,000 square miles in Brazil. Prices such as this listing in the Amazon River basin’s Madeira River are one of the many reasons that many are looking

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Posted in Cattle, Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Farming, Feature, Hunting, International, News Desk, Timber, Topics, Water

Francis Ford Coppola

Francis Ford Coppola’s Academy Award-winning films are undoubtedly his most famous works, but wine connoisseurs also treasure the acclaimed wines he has been producing at his Napa Valley estate since the mid-1970s.

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Posted in Farming, Pacific, Residential Property, Topics, Video

High Price of Corn Means Less Land for CRP

Driving today I tuned into C-SPAN Radio on my XM dial looking for something better than the latest Top 20. I caught the tail end of a conversation,  Congressional testimony it sounded like, regarding the current food crisis that is

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Posted in Conservation, Energy, Farming, Feature, Midwest

Nolan Ryan: The Land Report Interview

Cheap and close. Those are the two criteria you use when you’re looking to buy land and you make only $7,000 a year. At least those were the two Nolan Ryan used back in the 1960s when he began buying

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Posted in Cattle, Farming, Southwest, Topics, Video

America’s Aristocrats: Gardiner’s Island

Fly into JFK, look toward the setting sun, and you see Manhattan, the city that never sleeps, the Big Apple. Turn the other direction, however, and drive two hours east—past the scenic Southampton Golf Club and Napeague State Park—and you’ll

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Posted in Cattle, Farming, Feature, Magazine, News Desk, Northeast, November 2007, Regional News, Residential Property, Topics, Trey Garrison

Corn Drives Land Prices Higher and Higher

It’s official. The New York Times proclaimed in August that the market for Midwestern farmland was “hot,” a declaration akin to labeling Hurricane Katrina “dangerous” two weeks after it devastated the Gulf Coast. Anyone remotely familiar with the Corn Belt

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Farming, Feature, Great Lakes, July 2007, Magazine, Midwest, News Desk, Regional News, Topics

Animal ID System Faces Stiff Opposition

BY JOSEPH GUINTO PUBLISHED OCTOBER 2007 A program the U.S. Department of Agriculture calls “one of the largest systematic changes ever faced by the livestock industry” may be in trouble. The National Animal Identification System, which has been praised by some

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Posted in Cattle, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, Joseph Guinto, Magazine, News Desk, October 2007, Topics

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