Agriculture

U.S. Attorney Sues Hemp Farm

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia filed a civil suit against a Mason County hemp farm. Although state laws allow the cultivation, sale, and purchase of industrial hemp, the suit alleges the

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Land Report Top Ten – Rockies

The Magazine of the American Landowner presents the leading land listings in the American West! Text by Eric O’Keefe 1. West Creek Ranch | Mesa County Colorado and Grand County, Utah | $149 Million Encompassing more than 10 square miles,

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Colorado, Equestrian, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Hunting, Montana, New Mexico, News Desk, Recreation, Residential Property, Utah, West

Bill Gates Pays $171 Million for Washington Farmland

  Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates paid $171 million to acquire approximately 14,500 acres of highly productive farmland in Southern Washington from John Hancock Life Insurance Company. According to The Land Report, Gates’s acquisition, which closed on August 28, ranks as

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Feature, News Desk, Pacific, Washington

Western Landowner Portrait: James Rogers, Winecup Gamble Ranch in Nevada

“To be honest, the tough conversations have made us better a landowner.” — James Rogers Text by Lesli Allison | Photography by David Packer and JD Hunter Sprawling across the very heart of buckaroo country, the Winecup Gamble Ranch encompasses

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, Nevada, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, Water, West

$266 Million Native American Agriculture Fund Established

In 1999, nearly 900 Native Americans brought suit against the federal government, claiming that the Department of Agriculture systematically discriminated against them in loan programs dating as far back as 1981. Eleven years later, the federal government settled the lawsuit

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Land Report September 2018 Newsletter

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates paid $171 million in August to acquire 14,500 acres of farmland owned by John Hancock Life Insurance Company in one of the most coveted agricultural regions of Washington. The lofty purchase price eclipsed April’s $136 million

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Farming, News Desk, Newsletter, Oregon, Pacific, South, Southwest, Timber, Washington

Farmland Values Nationwide Reach Record Level

National Agricultural Statistics Service’s annual survey features upward move of almost 2 percent to $3,140 per acre. U.S. farm real estate value — a measurement of the value of all land and structures on farms — averaged $3,140 per acre

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

SOLD! Osterhouse Ranch, an 1,874-acre Component of Colorado’s Cross Mountain Ranch, Sells!

This 1,874-acre component of Colorado’s Cross Mountain Ranch sold this summer. Known as the Osterhouse Ranch, the 3-square-mile property lies within the coveted Williams Fork River Valley and is adjacent to the Routt National Forest. Prior to the closing, the

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Colorado, Feature, News Desk, Recreation, West

Western Landowner Portrait: Mike and Tom Page, Big Creek Ranch in Idaho

Text by Lesli Allison | Photography by Ilona McCarty “I look at the public lands as a huge asset, assuming you take the time to understand how they work and get to know the people involved.” — Tom Page Start

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Preservation Tax Breaks Questioned

A Napa County grand jury has questioned millions of dollars in tax breaks that were doled out to preserve wine country farmland with little chance of being developed. Passed in 1965, California’s Williamson Act seeks to ease the financial challenges

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

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