Agriculture

Extension Service Reaches the Century Mark

The roots of today’s agricultural extension services reach all the way back to the early 1800s when landowners, farmers, and scientists gathered to talk shop at agricultural societies and clubs. Congress formalized the USDA’s Extension Service a century ago with

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Land Report May 2014 Newsletter

A diverse group of news items are featured in our May newsletter. You’ll recognize the name of one of the all-time great rock and rollers as well a former Presidential hopeful. May I add that there was a teeny tiny transaction

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Energy, Federal Policy, Florida, Land Report Top 10, Massachusetts, Minerals, Newsletter, Northeast, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Timber, West

Water Policy: Decision in Everglades Case

In March, U.S. District Judge Kenneth M. Karas of New York ruled that pumping water out of Florida’s Lake Okeechobee to irrigate farms and then pumping nutrient-laden water back into the lake violates the Clean Water Act. Groups such as

Posted in Agriculture, Feature, Federal Policy, Florida, News Desk, South, Water

Beef Prices Jump 25% in the First Quarter

Record production costs, the smallest national herd in half a century, increased demand from China and Japan – whatever the reason, the price of U.S. beef has skyrocketed to its highest level in almost three decades. February’s $5.28 per-pound price

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Feature, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Midwest, News Desk, Northeast, Pacific, South, Southwest, West

Eye on the Big Sky

The best source for the inside scoop on Montana’s ranch markets may well be Clark Wheeler’s annual study. The Flying D, the Broken O, the N Bar — these are a few of the iconic brands that have made Montana

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Corinne Garcia, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Hunting, Montana, Recreation, Water, West

Record Harvests Gird Land Values in the Corn Belt

As demand tanked, corn and soybean yields surged in 2013. The result, according to the Chicago Fed, was the second smallest gain in farmland values over the last decade. – The Editors NATIONAL – TREND In 2013, King Corn stumbled.

Posted in Agriculture, Farming, Feature, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Midwest, Missouri, News Desk, Ohio

The Land Report Spring 2014

2013 was a year of superlatives: billion-dollar acquisitions, record-setting prices, and landmark sales. And behind the best of these deals one finds the stories of passionate landowners, men and women and families who went to extraordinary lengths to assemble, to

Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Back Issues, Cattle, Conservation, Dogs, Farming, Great Plains, Hunting, Public Land, Recreation, South, Timber, West

Land Report April 2014 Newsletter

The importance of land to our society – as a resource, a common theme, and a point of contention – is a constant source of amazement. Water policy, agricultural programs, master-planned communities – so many aspects of our day-to-day existence

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Connecticut, Farming, Federal Policy, Florida, New Mexico, Newsletter, Northeast, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Southwest, Water, West, Wyoming

USDA’s Agriculture Census Shows Big Bump In Farming Revenues

Final results from the federal government’s 2012 Census of Agriculture are still being tallied, but preliminary numbers show a vital and growing farm economy. Some of the more notable preliminary findings include a 33 percent increase in the value of

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Land Report 100er: Stefan Soloviev

This New York City-based entrepreneur first developed an interest in agriculture through commodity trading of grains. “That’s how I got away from sitting at a desk to being out in the West,” he says. With landholdings currently totaling 141,700 acres,

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