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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

O’Connor Heirs: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 16 O’Connor Heirs 587,800 acres By the time of his death in 1887, Irish immigrant Thomas O’Connor (1817—1887) owned half a million acres in Southeast Texas and close to 100,000 head of cattle. His philosophy? “Buy land and never

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Feature, Land Report 100, Minerals, Southwest, Texas

Canadian Pension Fund Buys Broetje Orchards

One of largest vertically-integrated, family-owned tree-fruit farms in the PACIFIC NORTHWEST sold in December. – Eric O’Keefe Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has acquired Washington State’s Broetje Orchards. The blockbuster transaction, which included 6,175 acres of tree-fruit orchards, closed in December.

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Posted in Agriculture, Conservation, Feature, International, News Desk, Pacific, Washington

Ranchers File Antitrust Suit Against Beef Packers

R-CALF USA joined with four cattle-feeding ranchers in Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, and Wyoming to file a class-action lawsuit against the largest US beef packers. The Big Four packers — Cargill, JBS, National Beef, and Tyson — are accused of conspiring

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Feature, Great Plains, Iowa, Kansas, Midwest, Nebraska, News Desk, Pacific, West, Wyoming

Nation’s Largest Retailer Creates End-to-End Beef Supply

Walmart’s first foray into the beef industry follows a nationwide trend toward transparency in the food supply chain. The Bentonville, Arkansas-based behemoth announced plans to source much of the Black Angus cuts it sells in 500 stores across the Southeast

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Feature, News Desk

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