Agriculture

FOR SALE: California’s 14,000-acre Rana Creek Ranch

Apple Exec Relists Carmel Valley Ranch for $45 Million Apple’s first chairman, Mike Markkula, has listed his 14,000-acre Carmel Valley cattle operation with Bill Mitchell and Steve LaVaute of Carmel Realty Company. Previously listed for $59.95 million in 2013, Rana

Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Feature, Pacific

Land Report September 2016 Newsletter

Thousands of dollars per acre, multi-million-dollar donations, billion-dollar transactions — the third quarter of 2016 ends with a bang! Read all about it in our September newsletter. Articles include: $1 billion sale of Whistler Blackcomb to Vail Resorts approved Yosemite National

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Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, California, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Developers, Great Plains, International, Kansas, News Desk, Newsletter, North Dakota, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, Southwest

Guaranteed Loan Programs Find Favor

Ag lenders are reducing exposure to lending risks by requiring more farm real estate as collateral for large, non-real estate farm loans. —The Editors Using responses from 213 banks, economists with the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank presented a survey

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Posted in Agriculture, Bankruptcy, Cattle, Colorado, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, Great Plains, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Southwest, West, Wyoming

Land Report August 2016 Newsletter

Ever heard of a wind tax? Probably not. That’s because only one state has one: Wyoming. Although the Cowboy State claims to be a low tax haven, it imposed the nation’s lone tax on power generated by wind turbines in 2012. Not

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Colorado, Farming, Federal Policy, Florida, Minerals, New Mexico, News Desk, Newsletter, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, South, Southwest, West, Wyoming

SOLD! Osage Nation Buys Ted Turner’s Bluestem Ranch

Tulsa World reports that the Osage Nation completed a deal in June to buy the Bluestem Ranch for $74 million. The 43,000-acre prairieland property west of Pawhuska was utilized by Turner Ranches to run 3,000 head of bison and cattle.

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Feature, Great Plains, Oklahoma

Land Report 2015 Agriculture Deal of the Year: Palo Verde Valley Alfalfa Farmland

It’s always worthwhile to take a look at how wealthy investors identify and exploit opportunities in current markets. What stock is the Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett, targeting these days and why? What about Amazon’s Jeff Bezos? What new technologies

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Posted in Agriculture, Corinne Garcia, Farming, Feature, News Desk, Pacific

Land Report Deal of the Century: Waggoner Ranch

A Texas landmark with a matchless legacy changes hands for the first time in history. Original photography by Wyman Meinzer It’s one thing to get a chuckle out of the state’s highest elected official. But it’s an entirely different situation

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Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Cattle, Energy, Equestrian, Eric OKeefe, Farming, Feature, Hunting, Minerals, News Desk, Recreation, Southwest, Texas

Weekend Update

CHRIS SOULES IS NOT LOST. Considering the setting of this exclusive Land Report cover shoot by Jason Walsmith — an Iowa cornfield — the reality TV star actually feels quite a home. That’s one of the many insights about America’s most famous farmer that

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Developers, Energy, Farming, Feature, Hunting, Midwest, Minerals, Public Land, Recreation, Southwest, Water, West

Land Report 2015 Deal of the Year: Standing Butte Ranch

An extraordinary swath of Great Plains native prairie was days away from going to auction. Then Ted Turner stepped up. Like the American bison itself, the pristine prairie that nurtured this magnificent beast has long been in danger of extinction.

Posted in Agriculture, Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Great Plains, News Desk, South Dakota

Corn Belt Sees Consecutive Annual Declines

The Seventh District registers back-to-back drops in farmland values for the first time since the mid-1980s. NATIONAL – TREND Two factors put downward pressure on row crops in 2015: record (or near-record) harvests; and the strong dollar, which slowed exports.

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Feature, Federal Policy, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Midwest, Missouri, News Desk, Ohio

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