Montana

BLM Hits Pause Button on Wilks Swap

BLM Central Montana District Manager Mark Albers announced that his office will not green-light a land exchange proposed by Wilks Ranch, an entity owned by Dan and Farris Wilks of Cisco, Texas. The decision, which was announced at a Jan.

Posted in Feature, Federal Policy, Montana, News Desk, Public Land, Recreation, West

2014 Land Report Best Brokerage: Raich Montana Properties

Raich Montana Properties www.tracyraich.com (406) 223-8418 2014 Sales: < $50 Million Who: Boutique firm based near Yellowstone that manages the purchase and sale of ranches, ranchland, and recreational real estate throughout Montana. Insight: “A lack of inventory in the Livingston/Park

Posted in Feature, Montana, Recreation, Residential Property, West

2014 Land Report Best Brokerage: Knipe Land Company

Knipe Land Company www.knipeland.com (208) 345-3163 2014 Sales: $50 – $100 Million Who: A full-service real estate company specializing in farms, ranches, and agricultural properties in Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. Wow: Sold a diverse Idaho cattle ranch with

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Residential Property, Washington, West

Wildfire Torch Record Acreage in 2015

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that wildfires burned a record 10,125,149 acres across the United States last year. The 2015 total eclipsed the previous record, which was set in 2006. Of last year’s blazes, more than 50 exceeded 50,000 acres,

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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

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2014 Land Report Best Brokerage: Swan Land Company

Swan Land Company www.swanlandco.com (866) 999-7342 2014 Sales: $50 – $100 Million Who: Based in Bozeman, Montana, with offices in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Buffalo, Wyoming, the firm focuses on agricultural and recreational properties throughout the Rocky Mountain West.

Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Cattle, Equestrian, Feature, Hunting, Montana, Recreation, Residential Property, Utah, West, Wyoming

2014 Land Report Best Brokerage: Ranch Marketing Associates

Ranch Marketing Associates www.rmabrokers.com (970) 535-0881 2014 Sales: $50 – $100 Million Who: Specializing in investment-grade ranches, farms, and recreational properties. Wow: Listed Wolf Springs Ranch, a legacy bison ranch consisting of 55,486 deeded acres in South Central Colorado. Insight:

Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Developers, Equestrian, Feature, Hunting, Idaho, Minerals, Montana, Nevada, Recreation, Residential Property, Southwest, Utah

2014 Land Report Best Brokerage: Mason & Morse Ranch Company

Mason & Morse Ranch Company www.ranchland.com (970) 928-7100 2014 Sales: $100 – $250 Million Who: Specializing in premier ranches, recreational lands, and farms with expertise in marketing rural land with luxury assets. Wow: Sold Gutierrez Cattle & Recreational Ranch, a

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2014 Land Report Best Brokerage: Fay Ranches

Fay Ranches www.fayranches.com (406) 586-4001 2014 Sales: $100 – $250 Million Who: Providing brokerage and advisory services for the acquisition and sale of significant land assets since 1992 with a focus on recreational land, productive farms and ranches, plus timberland

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Hunting, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Recreation, Residential Property, Utah, Water, West, Wyoming

2014 Land Report Best Brokerage: Newman Realty

Newman Realty www.newmanrealty.com (800) 658-4431 2014 Sales: $50 – $100 Million Who: Leaders in exchanging ag production, recreation, and raw land-investment properties in Wyoming, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Montana. Wow: Sold a 1,977-acre farm/feedlot for $5 million. Insight: “No matter

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Great Plains, Hunting, Montana, Nebraska, Recreation, Residential Property, South Dakota, Wyoming

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