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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

Ted Turner Tops the 2008 Land Report 100

For the second year in a row, Ted Turner take top honors as America’s largest landowner with more than a dozen properties totaling more than 2 million acres. Add to this more than 100,000 acres in Argentina, where he owns

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Posted in Cattle, Conservation, Farming, Feature, Great Plains, Hunting, Minerals, News Desk, Pacific, Recreation, South, Southwest, Timber, West

Sold! Osborne Cattle Company in the Nebraska Sandhills

Hall & Hall’s Denver office just closed on Nebraska’s Osborne Cattle Company. Located outside of Paxton in Keith and Lincoln Counties, the 20,452± deeded acres feature 2½ miles of North Platte River frontage and can run 2,000 mother cows. The ranch had been on

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Posted in Cattle, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Great Plains, News Desk, Regional News

Native Americans Harvest the Wind

Each Friday I scan the Escapes section of The New York Times for an urban take on life in the hinterland. But the keeper in today’s Times was not in the Escapes section but in National: Felicity Barringer’s report on how the 29,000 Rosebud

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Posted in Energy, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Great Plains, Topics

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