Federal Policy

USDA Seeks to Restore 400,000 Acres Longleaf Pine Forest on Private Lands

Recognized as one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems on earth, longleaf pine forests once totaled more than 90 million acres and extended from Southern Virginia to Central Florida and East Texas. Less than 4 million acres exist today. In

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, Florida, News Desk, South, South Carolina, Timber, Virginia

Indiana, Wisconsin Bolster Corn Belt Land Values

The American Farmer did it again in 2016: besting all-time records for corn and bean production. The increased volume almost compensated for falling commodity prices. Almost. — The Editors NATIONAL – TREND At 15.1 billion bushels, US corn production in

Posted in Agriculture, Equities, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Midwest, News Desk, Ohio, Wisconsin

Mixed Results from the Kansas City Fed

The agricultural sector in the Tenth Federal Reserve District, which includes Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Wyoming, and portions of Missouri and New Mexico, recently reported varied results for the first quarter of 2017. Although farm income continues to fall off,

Posted in Agriculture, Colorado, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, Great Plains, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, News Desk, Oklahoma, Wyoming

Bumper Crop Gird Land Values

Farmland values in the Midwest decreased by just 1 percent in 2016, thanks to record-setting production numbers. At 15.1 billion bushels, US corn production in 2016 jumped 11 percent over 2015 to set a new record. Soybeans enjoyed a similar

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

BLM Admits to Survey Errors

A long-standing dispute over the Texas–Oklahoma state line that jeopardized private landholdings along a 116-mile stretch of the Red River has been put on hold. In a letter filed in the Northern District Court in Wichita Falls, the agency admitted

Posted in Feature, Federal Policy, Oklahoma, Public Land, Southwest, Texas

Trump Orders Review of National Monuments Over Last Two Decades

Secretary of Interior to vet designations since 1996. President Donald Trump directed Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to review national monuments greater than 100,000 acres created by the Antiquities Act since January 1, 1996. The Antiquities Act Executive Order,

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Posted in Feature, Federal Policy, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Midwest, News Desk, Northeast, Pacific, South, Southwest, West

The Land Report Spring 2017

The Land Report Spring 2017 issue

The Magazine of the American Landowner announces its much anticipated Deals of the Years. This year’s honorees include: Deal of the Year: S. Kidman & Co Sells to Australian Outback Beef Ranchland Deal of the Year: Osage Nation Buys Bluestem Ranch

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Posted in Agriculture, Arkansas, Auctions, Back Issues, Cattle, Farming, Federal Policy, Georgia, Great Plains, Indiana, International, Midwest, Minerals, News Desk, Oklahoma, Public Land, South, Texas, Timber

Land Report April 2017 Newsletter

President Trump has directed the Department of the Interior to review all national monuments designated over the past two decades that exceed 100,000 acres. This includes monuments established by Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama. Other updates in this month’s newsletter include: Hawaii’s

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Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Cattle, Conservation, Farming, Federal Policy, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Newsletter, Pacific, Public Land, South, South Carolina, Southwest, Texas

1031 Exchanges Endangered

Congress considers eliminating key landowner tax tool. Text by Eric O’Keefe | Photography by Jason Walsmith Grover Norquist is bullish on the prospects for passage of tax reform legislation this year. However, the founder and president of Americans for Tax

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, Federal Policy, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Midwest, News Desk, Northeast, Pacific, South, Southwest, States, Taxes, West

Utah Landowners Lose ESA Challenge on Appeal

The 10th US Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a 2014 ruling that limited the ability of federal officials to use the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to protect a species located in a single state. Utah landowners had challenged a US

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Utah, West
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