Agriculture

Briscoe Heirs: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 13 Briscoe Heirs 640,000 acres Former Texas governor Dolph Briscoe Jr. (1923–2010) ranked as the single largest landowner in Texas. Three generations of the Briscoe family have stewarded their 100,000-acre CATARINA RANCH in South Texas, the epicenter of the

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Equestrian, Feature, Land Report 100, Southwest, Texas

Wilks Brothers: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 12 Wilks Brothers 702,367 acres FRAC TECH founders Farris and Dan Wilks own ranches in Oregon, Tennessee, and Texas, and they rank as the state’s leading landowners in Montana and Idaho. At least they did at press time. Wilks

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Feature, Idaho, Land Report 100, Minerals, Montana, Oregon, Pacific, Southwest, Tennessee, Texas, West

Farm Losses Top $2 Billion

The recent flooding that devastated farms in the Midwest continues to deliver economic blows, reports the Des Moines Register. Farmers are struggling not only with damaged crops and a massive cleanup but are also trying to reach fields and livestock

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Iowa, Midwest, News Desk

2017 Farm Census Released

Ninety-six percent of US farms and ranches are family owned. That’s one of the many takeaways from the USDA’s most recent Census of Agriculture based on data collected by the Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) directly from

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Posted in Agriculture, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk

Low Prices Plague Wisconsin Farmers

For the third year in a row, the Badger State boasted the unenviable distinction of leading the nation in farm bankruptcies in 2018. Wisconsin’s 47 Chapter 12 bankruptcies easily outpaced Nebraska’s 31. Low milk prices were just one culprit. “The

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Posted in Agriculture, Bankruptcy, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Great Lakes, News Desk, Wisconsin

On The Block: 1,411-Acre Multi-Faceted Wyoming Ranch

A multi-faceted Wyoming ranch holding will be auctioned on May 22 at the Goshen County Rendezvous Center in Torrington. The 27 tracts that comprise the Pine Ridge Ranch range in size from 40-acre homesites to a 292-acre Old West-themed bed

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Feature, News Desk, Recreation, Residential Property, West, Wyoming

2019 Land Report Texas Issue

2019 Land Report Texas Issue

Our annual roundup of land and landowners in the Lone Star State is now available online. Must-read stories in the 2019 Texas Issue include: T.D. Kelsey Profile: In “Travelin’ Man,” writer Henry Chappell and photographer Wyman Meinzer team up to

Posted in Agriculture, Back Issues, Conservation, Hunting, News Desk, Southwest, Texas, Timber, Water

Ted Turner: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 2 Ted Turner 2,000,000 acres Running the largest private herd of bison on earth — more than 50,000 head — requires an enormous amount of grazing land. Some of the finest natural pasturage can be found on the Great

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Posted in Agriculture, Conservation, Feature, Great Plains, Land Report 100, Montana, Nebraska, West

John Malone: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 1 John Malone 2,200,000 acres In addition to its focus on the productivity and profitability of its cattle operations, Malone’s SILVER SPUR RANCHES makes the preservation of historic structures and time-tested traditions a priority as well. One of the

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Land Report 100, New Mexico, Southwest, Timber, West, Wyoming

Cole Ranch Offers Rare Opportunity to Own An Entire American Viticultural Area

The 150-acre tract one hour north of Sonoma boasts few improvements except 55 acres under vine and certification from the United States Treasury as the only vineyard in the Ukiah American Viticultural Area (AVA). John Cole planted and nurtured the

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Farming, Feature, News Desk, Pacific

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