Agriculture

Stefan Soloviev: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 33 Stefan Soloviev 325,077 acres (up 1,377 acres) This entrepreneur has moved back to his native New York City in order to work more closely with father, 90-year old real estate developer Sheldon Solow. (The CEO of CROSSROADS AGRICULTURE

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Posted in Agriculture, Feature, Great Plains, Kansas, Land Report 100, New Mexico, New York, Northeast, Residential Property, Southwest, Texas

Historic 25 Ranch Comes to Market

One of the most historic cattle ranches in Nevada has been listed for $36.525 million. At more than 126,000 deeded acres, the 25 Ranch spans four counties and is recognized as one of the largest and oldest cattle operations in

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Equestrian, Feature, Nevada, News Desk, West

Zane & Tanya Kiehne: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 31 Zane & Tanya Kiehne 345,000 acres (NEW TO LR100) A fourth-generation rancher, Zane Kiehne was raised in New Mexico on a US Forest Service allotment with very little deeded land. He became a ranch broker and finally bought

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Equestrian, Feature, Hunting, New Mexico, Recreation, Southwest, Texas, West

American Soil Is Increasingly Foreign Owned

The 2013 acquisition of SMITHFIELD FOODS by WH Group included ownership of 146,000 acres of prime US farmland that now belong to the Chinese company. By Renee Wilde/WYSO American soil. Those are two words that are commonly used to stir

Posted in Agriculture, Farming, Feature, News Desk

Let’s Make A Deal

Over the last two decades, water levels in the nation’s largest man-made reservoir, Lake Mead, have fallen to the point that it is at 39 percent of capacity. A similar plight faces the nation’s second largest reservoir, Lake Powell. Drought

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Posted in Agriculture, Arizona, California, Feature, Federal Policy, Nevada, New Mexico, News Desk, Pacific, Southwest, Water, West

Food for Thought: Mother Nature

By Corinne Garcia WHY DO SO MANY absentee ranch owners – those fulfilling a dream of owning a ranch for business and recreational purposes – cash out after a brief hold of just five to seven years? “Because their ranch

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Corinne Garcia, Feature, Montana, West

Travelin’ Man

Don’t tell T.D. Kelsey what he can or can’t do. Somehow, some way, he does it all, he does it well, and he does it his way. By Henry Chappell Photography by Wyman Meinzer Near the end of his life,

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Equestrian, Feature, Henry Chappell, Recreation, Texas

Simplot Family: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 25 Simplot Family 443,091 acres Jack Simplot (1909—2008) was no ordinary potato farmer. In 1967, the Iowa native struck a deal with McDonald’s CEO Ray Kroc to supply the fast-food giant with frozen french fries. With that single transaction,

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Land Report 100, Minerals

The Land Report Rockies 2019

Land Report 2019 Rockies Issue

Go West! According to the Census Bureau, more and more Americans are moving out West. Hence, the focus of this special issue. In addition to a closer look at this compelling demographic trend, our Rockies special issue also feature these

Posted in Agriculture, Back Issues, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Farming, Federal Policy, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, News Desk, Public Land, Recreation, Southwest, Timber, Utah, West

Food for Thought: Solar

Written by Cary Estes What are the best ways to enhance returns on productive farmland? Perry Vieth sees several possibilities. One with a bright future is solar energy. “That’s the biggest opportunity we’re seeing right now,” says Vieth, the president

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Posted in Agriculture, Developers, Energy, Farming, Feature

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