Farming

Farmland Values Remain Robust

Surveys in Nebraska, Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa show strong, steady farmland values according to Successful Farming. An overall trend that supports the surveys’ findings is that when land comes available in today’s market, farmers have proven to be aggressive bidders.

Posted in Agriculture, Farming, Feature, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, News Desk

SOLD! Grizzly Ranch Sells for $18.5 Million

Over-the-top Colorado Showplace salvaged out of bankruptcy. One would be hard pressed to put a value on the long list of improvements found on Colorado’s Grizzly Ranch. For starters, the 26,686-acre ranch boasts six residences, 33 livestock sheds, and steel-welded

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Posted in Agriculture, Bankruptcy, Cattle, Colorado, Equestrian, Eric OKeefe, Farming, Feature, Hunting, Residential Property, Water, West

The Land Report Fall 2018

Our Investing Issue takes a look at two completely different strategies: one built on blood, sweat, and salt, and the other based on speculation and greed. Guess which one lost $100 million? Other great reads in our fall issue include: Farmland: Bill

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Posted in Agriculture, Back Issues, Cattle, Conservation, Farming, Hunting, Midwest, News Desk, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, South, Southwest, Timber, Water, West

Land Report October 2018 Newsletter

Tom Brokaw’s West Boulder Ranch and the Old Steen Place, an adjacent portion of the Burnt Leather Ranch, were sold to a single buyer by Fay Ranches on September 28. The combination of the two Montana holdings creates a 4,751-acre

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Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, California, Energy, Farming, Federal Policy, Hunting, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, News Desk, Newsletter, North Dakota, Northeast, Pacific, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Texas, West

U.S. Attorney Sues Hemp Farm

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia filed a civil suit against a Mason County hemp farm. Although state laws allow the cultivation, sale, and purchase of industrial hemp, the suit alleges the

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Posted in Agriculture, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, South, West Virginia

$266 Million Native American Agriculture Fund Established

In 1999, nearly 900 Native Americans brought suit against the federal government, claiming that the Department of Agriculture systematically discriminated against them in loan programs dating as far back as 1981. Eleven years later, the federal government settled the lawsuit

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Posted in Agriculture, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk

Land Report September 2018 Newsletter

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates paid $171 million in August to acquire 14,500 acres of farmland owned by John Hancock Life Insurance Company in one of the most coveted agricultural regions of Washington. The lofty purchase price eclipsed April’s $136 million

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Farming, News Desk, Newsletter, Oregon, Pacific, South, Southwest, Timber, Washington

Farmland Values Nationwide Reach Record Level

National Agricultural Statistics Service’s annual survey features upward move of almost 2 percent to $3,140 per acre. U.S. farm real estate value – a measurement of the value of all land and structures on farms – averaged $3,140 per acre

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

Western Landowner Portrait: Mike and Tom Page, Big Creek Ranch in Idaho

Text by Lesli Allison | Photography by Ilona McCarty “I look at the public lands as a huge asset, assuming you take the time to understand how they work and get to know the people involved.” – Tom Page Start

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Farming, Feature, Idaho, Water, West

Preservation Tax Breaks Questioned

A Napa County grand jury has questioned millions of dollars in tax breaks that were doled out to preserve wine country farmland with little chance of being developed. Passed in 1965, California’s Williamson Act seeks to ease the financial challenges

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

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