Federal Policy

Gold King Mine Named Superfund Site


On September 9, the Environmental Protection Agency added Colorado’s Bonita Peak Mining District, which includes the shuttered Gold King mine, to the National Priorities List, making it eligible for additional study and cleanup resources under EPA’s Superfund program. The EPA

Posted in Arizona, Colorado, Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, New Mexico, Public Land, Southwest, Utah, Water

Navajos Sue EPA Over Gold King Spill


On August 16, the Navajo Nation filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency and more than a dozen other entities, alleging mismanagement of Colorado’s shuttered Gold King mine. The suit says that 440 tons of metals spilled out when

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Posted in Colorado, Feature, Federal Policy, New Mexico, Southwest, Utah, Water, West

Guaranteed Loan Programs Find Favor


Ag lenders are reducing exposure to lending risks by requiring more farm real estate as collateral for large, non-real estate farm loans. —The Editors Using responses from 213 banks, economists with the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank presented a survey

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Posted in Agriculture, Bankruptcy, Cattle, Colorado, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, Great Plains, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Southwest, West, Wyoming

Land Report August 2016 Newsletter

Ever heard of a wind tax? Probably not. That’s because only one state has one: Wyoming. Although the Cowboy State claims to be a low tax haven, it imposed the nation’s lone tax on power generated by wind turbines in 2012. Not

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Colorado, Farming, Federal Policy, Florida, Minerals, New Mexico, News Desk, Newsletter, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, South, Southwest, West, Wyoming

Wyoming to Sell Two 640-Acre Parcels to National Park Service for $46 Million Apiece


On June 13, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Wyoming Governor Matt Mead announced an agreement to facilitate the purchase of two state school land parcels located within the bounds of Grand Teton National Park. Wyoming has a constitutional

Posted in Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Public Land, West, Wyoming

The Land Report Summer 2016


Find out what the pros are saying about key land markets in our Best Brokerages issue, which features insights and commentary from more than 150 brokerages and auction houses nationwide. It’s our most comprehensive survey ever. And our cover story, featuring

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Posted in Back Issues, Conservation, Dogs, Energy, Equestrian, Equities, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Public Land

Corn Belt Sees Consecutive Annual Declines


The Seventh District registers back-to-back drops in farmland values for the first time since the mid-1980s. NATIONAL – TREND Two factors put downward pressure on row crops in 2015: record (or near-record) harvests; and the strong dollar, which slowed exports.

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Feature, Federal Policy, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Midwest, Missouri, News Desk, Ohio

2015 Land Report Aspen Summit

Kenyon Fields, Mary Conover, Ken Salazar

Leading landowners, industry experts, and thought leaders gathered at the Aspen Institute to discuss key issues facing private landowners and to honor Colorado’s Salazar family, The Land Report’s 2015 Legacy Landowners. — Photography by Aubree Dallas Groves of quaking aspens

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, Public Land, Taxes, Timber, Water, West

800,000+ Acres Added to Conservation Reserve Program


The current enrollment was one of the most selective sign-up periods in CRP’s 30-year history. Per-acre conservation benefits were maximized, and multiple conservation priorities were targeted simultaneously. “Over the past 30 years, CRP has created major environmental improvements throughout the

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Midwest, News Desk, Northeast, Pacific, South, Southwest, Water, West

Commission Reverses Itself; Allows Wolves at Turner Ranch


The New Mexico Game and Fish Commission unanimously approved a request by the Turner Endangered Species Fund to import and temporarily hold Mexican gray wolves at Ted Turner’s Ladder Ranch. The decision, which was announced in February, followed a surprise

Posted in Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, New Mexico, News Desk, Southwest
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