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Agriculture Sector Endures Second Straight Annual Decline

The Department of Agriculture is projecting that 2015 will mark another down year for American farmers and ranchers with agricultural sector production projected to fall 9.2 percent to $427 billion. Contributing factors include increased global competition and a slowdown in

Posted in Agriculture, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Equities, Feature, Florida, Georgia, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Midwest, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, News Desk, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northeast, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pacific, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South, South Carolina, South Dakota, Southwest, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

House Passes Red River Private Property Protection Act

H.R 2130 passed 253-177 on December 9, 2015. “For years, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has been claiming ownership of land that belongs to private property owners along the Red River,” said Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association President

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Posted in Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Southwest, Texas

Land Report 100er Successfully Launches and Lands Reusable Rocket on West Texas Ranch

Amazon.com founder Bezos pushes envelope with New Shepard. The nation’s 26th largest landowner, Jeff Bezos, made history on his 290,000-acre Corn Ranch in late November. Best known as the founder of Amazon.com, Bezos is also the driving force behind Blue

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Posted in Feature, News Desk, Recreation, Southwest, Texas

Land Report January 2016 Newsletter

Ten million acres of forest fires? That’s how much land, public and private, went up in smoke in 2015. You’ll learn more about this startling statistic in our January newsletter, and get updates on: A 23,000-acre auction in Eastern New Mexico A

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Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Bankruptcy, California, Cattle, Farming, Nebraska, New Mexico, News Desk, Newsletter, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, Water

White Deer Flourish at a Former Army Depot

By Rosemary O’Keefe Thanks to a protected, predator-free environment, a herd of rare white deer has swelled to more than 200 at the former Seneca Army Depot in Seneca County, New York. In 1941, the Army opened the storage and

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, New York, News Desk, Northeast, Public Land

Mixed Messages on Midwestern Land Values in New Federal Reserve Report

Farmland values remained stagnant in the third quarter with slight variations among the states served by the Chicago Federal Reserve District. Illinois and Iowa saw a small dip in the value of farmland, while Indiana held steady; Michigan and Wisconsin,

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Midwest, News Desk, Wisconsin

Longstanding Dispute Festers Near Elkhorn Ranch

With preliminary construction for a gravel-mining operation set to begin on 25 acres in Western North Dakota near Theodore Roosevelt’s former ranch, dozens of conservation groups are making a last-ditch effort to halt the plans. Eight years ago, the U.S.

Posted in Conservation, Feature, Great Plains, Minerals, News Desk, North Dakota

Land Report’s 2015 Gear of the Year

The Magazine of the American Landowner set out to make life on your land more enjoyable, more productive, and more convenient. Here’s what we came up with. Produced by Daniel Reed Photography by Gustav Schmiege III HUNTER ORIGINAL TALL RAIN

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Dogs, Equestrian, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Golf, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Gustav Schmiege, Hunting, Midwest, Northeast, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, South, Southwest, States, Timber, West

Land Report December 2015 Newsletter

There are several fascinating reads in our final newsletter of 2015. But no one is urging you to read them right away. As the year winds down, all of us at The Land Report hope that we set aside our disappointments and focus on the

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Farming, Illinois, News Desk, Newsletter, Oklahoma, Recreation, Texas, West

Ogallala Aquifer Initiative Focuses on Nebraska and Oklahoma

Amid a decade of drought, USDA announced plans to invest another $8 million in the Ogallala Aquifer, the single largest aquifer in the U.S. The Ogallala also serves as the primary water source for the High Plains. According to Agriculture

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, Great Plains, Nebraska, News Desk, Oklahoma, Water

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