Farming

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

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

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

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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Posted in Agriculture, Bankruptcy, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Great Lakes, News Desk, Wisconsin

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

John Malone: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 1 John Malone 2,200,000 acres In addition to its focus on the productivity and profitability of its cattle operations, Malone’s SILVER SPUR RANCHES makes the preservation of historic structures and time-tested traditions a priority as well. One of the

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Land Report 100, New Mexico, Southwest, Timber, West, Wyoming

Cole Ranch Offers Rare Opportunity to Own An Entire American Viticultural Area

The 150-acre tract one hour north of Sonoma boasts few improvements except 55 acres under vine and certification from the United States Treasury as the only vineyard in the Ukiah American Viticultural Area (AVA). John Cole planted and nurtured the

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

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