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SOLD! Colorado’s Grizzly Ranch Sells for $18.5 Million

High country North Park livestock operation includes 8,686 deeded acres and 18,000 acres of BLM and State of Colorado leases. An assemblage of three mountain ranches with a carrying capacity of 1,500 cow-calf pairs or 5,000 yearlings sold for $18.5

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Colorado, Farming, Feature, News Desk, Residential Property, Water, West

Looking Back at Bill Moore

As the 20th century came to a close, one of the iconic ranches of the American West — the Broken O — was in the midst of a renaissance. And the driving force was a retiree. OK — Bill Moore

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Montana, West

2017 Ranks As Second-Worst Year for Tropical Tree Cover Loss

Scientists from the World Resources Institute and the University of Maryland have determined that last year was the second-worst year for tropical tree cover loss, exceeded only by 2016. An area equivalent in size to Bangladesh — approximately 39 million

Posted in Agriculture, Feature, News Desk, Public Land, Timber

Vineyard Wind Selected to Create 800-Megawatt Offshore Farm

A Danish-backed offshore wind farm has been awarded a contract to power 500,000 homes in Massachusetts. Called Vineyard Wind, the wind farm will be located off the southern coast of Martha’s Vineyard. Vineyard Wind, which is backed by Copenhagen Infrastructure

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Posted in Energy, Feature, Massachusetts, News Desk, Northeast

Bass Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 36 Bass Family 285,000 acres The four great-nephews of legendary Texas wildcatter Sid Richardson invest in an array of enterprises, including cattle ranching as well as oil and gas. Still deeply rooted in their hometown of Fort Worth, brothers

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Energy, Feature, Land Report 100, Minerals, Southwest, Texas

Montana Water Court Rules on Abandonment

In another major water rights decision, a Montana water court affirmed that Gene Klamert had not abandoned valuable water rights on Flatwillow Creek in Petroleum County. Upstream landowners Daniel Iverson, Dan Wilks, and Farris Wilks had appealed a 2017 ruling

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Posted in Feature, Montana, News Desk, Water, West

For Sale: 545-Acre Rockin JN Ranch

For more than a decade, Jason Newsted and his family have retreated and recharged in Western Montana. Text by Eddie Lee Rider Jr. | Photography by Bill McDavid Most rock stars live life in the fast lane, burning through piles

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Posted in Eddie Lee Rider, Feature, Montana, Residential Property, West

Increasing Percentage of Family-Owned Farms Are Not Family-Farmed

According to the Department of Agriculture, 99 percent of all farms in the US are family-owned, not corporate farms. Yet because of demographic trends and costly barriers to entry, only 60 percent of farmland nationwide is actually farmed by those

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

Llano Partners: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 35 Llano Partners 295,000 acres While maintaining farming, ranching, and feedlot operations in Texas, New Mexico, and Florida, G. Hughes Abell also oversees his family’s private investments in timber, oil and gas, and commercial real estate. De Louisiana native

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Energy, Farming, Feature, Florida, Land Report 100, Minerals, New Mexico, South, Southwest, Texas

Stable Farmland Values Trump Falling Commodity Prices

Year-over-year farmland values in the Corn Belt are holding steady; however, in the most recent quarter, an uptick in Iowa and in Wisconsin pulled overall values in the Seventh District into positive territory for 2018. — The Editors NATIONAL –

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

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