Agriculture

2017 Ranks As Second-Worst Year for Tropical Tree Cover Loss

Scientists from the World Resources Institute and the University of Maryland have determined that last year was the second-worst year for tropical tree cover loss, exceeded only by 2016. An area equivalent in size to Bangladesh — approximately 39 million

Posted in Agriculture, Feature, News Desk, Public Land, Timber

Increasing Percentage of Family-Owned Farms Are Not Family-Farmed

According to the Department of Agriculture, 99 percent of all farms in the US are family-owned, not corporate farms. Yet because of demographic trends and costly barriers to entry, only 60 percent of farmland nationwide is actually farmed by those

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

Stable Farmland Values Trump Falling Commodity Prices

Year-over-year farmland values in the Corn Belt are holding steady; however, in the most recent quarter, an uptick in Iowa and in Wisconsin pulled overall values in the Seventh District into positive territory for 2018. — The Editors NATIONAL –

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

Land Report 2017 Agriculture Deal of the Year: Central Valley Farmland

The nation’s largest publicly traded farmland real estate investment trust stayed true to its business model with a nine-figure acquisition in 2017. Denver-based Farmland Partners (FPI) paid Singapore’s Olam International Limited $110 million to acquire 5,100 acres of permanent crop

Posted in Agriculture, California, Eric OKeefe, Farming, Feature, News Desk, Pacific

Land Report July 2018 Newsletter

The robust US economy means plenty of transactions to report in our July newsletter, including: Colorado’s Grizzly Ranch sells for $18.5 million Red Lodge Creek Estate goes to auction on August 30 A 157-acre mountaintop in Beverly Hills lists for $1

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Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, California, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Developers, Farming, Hunting, Minerals, Montana, News Desk, Newsletter, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, Southwest, Taxes, Texas, Water, West

The Land Report Top Ten: Spring 2018

The nation’s leading land listings feature an average price tag of $155 million. — The Editors 1. Molokai Ranch (Hawaii): $260 million Pictured above, this 55,574-acre ranch ranks as one of the Aloha State’s largest and encompasses more than one-third

Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Equestrian, Feature, Florida, Hawaii, Hunting, News Desk, Pacific, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Southwest, Texas, Water, West

Land Report June 2018 Newsletter

In our June newsletter, the long arm of the law takes center stage: The Supreme Court hands Florida a win over Georgia in a water dispute In Texas, private land seizures have begun as the administration builds its border wall

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Energy, Farming, Federal Policy, International, Midwest, Minerals, News Desk, Newsletter, Northeast, Public Land, Recreation, Southwest, Taxes, Timber, Water, West

The Land Report Rockies 2018

Celebrate the Western Landowner with our 2018 Rockies issue! Landowner Roundup: Daunting obstacles and collaborative solutions are the hallmarks of these four ranching operations. Lesli Allison reports from Arizona, Idaho, Montana, and Nevada. Yellowstone Club: Join Corinne Garcia for a

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Posted in Agriculture, Arizona, Auctions, Back Issues, Bankruptcy, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Developers, Energy, Farming, Federal Policy, Hunting, Idaho, Minerals, Montana, Nevada, News Desk, Public Land, Recreation, Southwest, West, Wyoming

On The Block: Suburban Denver Estate Set On Nearly 20 Forested Acres

Bordered by national forest and set on more than 19 forested acres, Vista Ridge offers 360° views from its primary residence, including 14,265-foot Mount Evans. The 6,455-square-foot custom home sits atop the property and was designed by Sunlit Architecture of

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Posted in Agriculture, Colorado, Feature, Recreation, Residential Property, Timber, West

NPR Highlights Estate Planning Workshops for Landowners

All too often, when older farmers and ranchers retire, no one has been prepared to take their place. National Public Radio’s popular All Things Considered took a closer look at this unwelcome phenomenon as well as the steps the University

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

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