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America’s Top Brokerages and Auction Houses: Farmers National Company

Farmers National Company was begun in 1929—historically not a banner year for starting new businesses, but over 80 years have passed and the company is thriving. Originally, the company’s core business was farm management, and today it’s the largest, fastest-growing

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Posted in 2011 Spring, Auctions, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Great Plains, Hunting, Magazine, Midwest, News Desk, South, Southwest, West

America’s Top Auction Houses: Pifer’s Auction & Realty

“Land is not only a great place to store wealth. It is yesterday’s small cap stock without the risk.” — Kevin Pifer. Pifer’s Auction & Realty is a full-service auction and real estate firm headed by Kevin Pifer, former North

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Posted in 2011 Spring, Feature, Great Plains, Magazine, Midwest, News Desk

Minnesota Power to Expand Bison Wind Farm

Minnesota Power has notified the North Dakota Public Service Commission of its intent to begin the second phase of the Bison Wind Farm project in central North Dakota. The additional capacity will increase total power generation to 185 MW. The

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Posted in Energy, Feature, Great Lakes, Great Plains, News Desk, Stephen OKeefe

Nebraska Governor to Address Wind Conference

Gov. Dave Heineman is slated as one of the keynote speakers next month at the Nebraska Wind Power 2009 Conference. Scheduled for Nov. 9-10 in Kearney, the conference will feature nationally known experts on wind and wind power and focus

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Posted in Energy, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Federal Policy, Great Plains, News Desk, Regional News, Topics

Tour the Flying D With Ted Turner

Want an opportunity to meet the top gun on The Land Report 100 on one of his many ranches? Now you can, thanks to a Montana fundraiser. Tickets to tour Ted Turner’s 119,000-acre Flying D Ranch are still available, and

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Posted in Conservation, Grant Gannon, Great Plains, Recreation

For Sale: Split Rock Ranch

As previously reported, the Bell Ranch is the largest piece of property for sale in the United States today. At more than 290,000 acres, the massive holding would instantly qualify its new owner(s) for inclusion on The Land Report 100. But

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Posted in Cattle, Conservation, Farming, Feature, Great Plains, Hunting, Public Land, Recreation, West

Sold! 1,789 Acres of Kansas Farmland for $765 Per Acre

Nebraska’s York College sold off a 1,789-acre bequest in Ellis County, Kansas. The college got $1.369 million ($765 per acre) at the January auction and retained the mineral rights.

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Posted in Auctions, Energy, Eric OKeefe, Farming, Feature, Great Plains, News Desk, Regional News, Topics

North Dakota Bucks the Recession

The rest of the U.S. may have fallen into a recession, but at the north end of the Great Plains a robust economy and a tight labor supply is keeping North Dakota humming. Unemployment rate? Holding steady at 3.4 percent. New

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Posted in Conservation, Energy, Eric OKeefe, Farming, Feature, Great Plains, Minerals, News Desk, Recreation, Regional News, Residential Property, Topics

Federal Reserve Bullish on Great Plains

Farmland in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Wyoming, and parts of New Mexico jumped 20 percent in the third quarter of 2008, according to a report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City this week. Here are some of the

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Posted in Cattle, Eric OKeefe, Farming, Feature, Great Plains, News Desk, Public Land, Regional News, Southwest

Sold! Montana’s 15,800-acre Bar Diamond Ranch

There seems to be no sign of an economic fallout in Montana’s still strong recreational land market. That’s the takeaway from the Billings Gazette, which reports that the 15,800-acre Bar Diamond Ranch has closed.

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Posted in Cattle, Feature, Great Plains, Hunting, Recreation, West

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