Agriculture

Lower 48 Virtually Drought Free

Following the wettest 12 months on record in North America, the continental US is now virtually drought-free. The National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration reported that precipitation in the US from May 2018 to April 2019 topped 36 inches, shattering a

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

Lykes Heirs: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 14 Lykes Heirs 615,000 acres With more than half of the family acreage nestled in Glades and Highland counties in Florida, heirs of Dr. Howell Tyson Lykes (1846–1906) maintain a thriving a cow-calf operation centered on the Brangus breed.

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Feature, Florida, Hunting, Land Report 100, Recreation, South, Southwest, Texas

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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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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The Land Report Spring 2019

The Land Report Deals of the Year issue

The Magazine of the American Landowner announces the 2018 Deals of the Year: 2018 Deal of the Year: A matchless alpine holding, Wasatch Peaks Ranch celebrates Utah at its best. 2018 Conservation Deal of the Year: A historic retreat since

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Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Back Issues, Cattle, Conservation, Farming, Feature, Florida, News Desk, Pacific, Recreation, South, Texas, Timber, Utah, Washington, West

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

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