Agriculture

Food for Thought: Hemp

Written by Lisa Martin AT PRESS TIME, only nine states – Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Ohio, South Dakota, and Texas – ban the cultivation of hemp, a resilient row crop that thrives in unamended soil and requires minimal

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Posted in Agriculture, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy

Land Report Texas $1 Billion Club

The TOP TEN listings in the Lone Star State boast an average price north of $100 million. -The Editors 1. Mesa Vista Ranch | $250 Million Boone Pickens’ 100-square-mile ranch has been deemed “arguably the finest quail hunting spot in

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Developers, Feature, Hunting, Minerals, Recreation, Residential Property, Southwest, Texas, Timber, Water

Food for Thought: Customer Connection

Each year, the Big Four – JBS, Cargill, National Beef, and Tyson – process more than 80 percent of the cattle that go to market. One of the by-products of this concentration is that many cattlemen have little or even

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Pacific

Land Report August 2019 Newsletter

A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon you’re talking about serious money, right? I’m referring to the colossal implosion of the Mountain of Beverly Hills, the 157-acre, $1 billion listing in the 90210 zip code that sold at auction

Posted in Agriculture, Arizona, Auctions, Bankruptcy, California, Cattle, Developers, Midwest, Nevada, News Desk, Newsletter, Pacific, Southwest, Water, West

The SMS Brand

An energetic Swede, SVANTE MAGNUS SWENSON established a 680,000-acre ranching empire north of Abilene. Texas history brims with rags to riches stories, but few can vie with the life and times of Svante “Sven” Swenson (1816—1896). A Swedish immigrant who

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Hunting, Recreation, Residential Property, Southwest, Texas

69,126-Acre Front Range Ranch Lists for $16.5 Million

Red Top Ranch, one of Colorado’s best known cattle operations, has been listed with Ken Mirr of Mirr Ranch Group for approximately $238 per deeded acre. Currently owned by the Malone Family Land Preservation Foundation, the ranch was owned by

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Feature, Hunting, News Desk, West

Big Blue Expands Its Farming Footprint

IBM announced that it is developing a digital farming platform that will provide farm operators actionable recommendations to enhance crop yields. The technology pioneer will develop the platform in conjunction with Yara International, a Norwegian chemical company that specializes in

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Posted in Agriculture, Farming, Feature, News Desk

Blackfeet National Park to be Studied

A feasibility study is being prepared for Montana’s Blackfeet Nation regarding the development of a national park on tribal lands bordering Glacier National Park. Although many specifics remain to be determined, the development of such a parkland could potentially generate

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Posted in Agriculture, Conservation, Feature, Montana, News Desk, Public Land, Recreation, West

Land Report Case Study: Hearst Ranch

Thinking outside the box landed this California beef producer’s entire herd inside Whole Foods. BY HENRY CHAPPELL PHOTOGRAPHY BY RICHARD FIELD LEVINE, STEVE MILLER + ALEXANDER VERTIKOFF The Piedra Blanca Rancho lords over the Pacific roughly halfway between San Francisco

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Henry Chappell, Pacific

Land Report July 2019 Newsletter

Congratulations are in order to our 2018 Deals of the Year honorees. These standout sales are the focus of our July newsletter. They include: 2018 Deal of the Year: Wasatch Peaks Ranch 2018 Conservation Deal of the Year: Cabin Bluff

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Farming, Federal Policy, Newsletter, Pacific, South, Southwest, Texas, Timber, Utah, Washington, West

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