Farming

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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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

The Land Report 2013 Agriculture Deal of the Year: Hager Farm & Ranch

In 1978, Walter Hager relied on Broker John Wildin to help him buy his first 13 quarters in Kansas. That was also the year he married Virginia Siverson, who became intimately involved in all aspects of their operations. Of her

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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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The Land Report Top Ten: Winter 2013

The Centennial State dominates the Top Ten with three exceptional listings. – The Editors 1. Homer’s Pond (Massachusetts): $118 million This private retreat is set on 314 acres along the southern shore of Martha’s Vineyard. Available in its entirety or

Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Golf, Hunting, Massachusetts, Minerals, New Mexico, News Desk, Northeast, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, Southwest, Texas, Water, West, Wyoming

2012 Land Report Best Brokerages: United Country Real Estate

United Country Real Estate www.unitedcountry.com (800) 999-1020 2012 Sales: > $3 Billion Who: With nearly 550 offices, United Country is the nation’s fastest-growing brokerage and auctioneer network. Wow: December sales grew 169% year-over-year. CEO Dan Duffy attributes this to record

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Farmland Values Plateau in the 4th Quarter

The most recent quarterly farmland survey released by the Chicago Fed shows the steady rise in farmland values may be about to level off. Prices have been steadily rising, buoyed by increased investor interest as economic distress eased. The latest

Posted in Farming, Feature, Great Lakes, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Midwest, News Desk, Wisconsin

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