Farming

Colorado River Waters to be Rationed?

To help the drought-stricken Colorado River basin, federal authorities plan to reduce water flow into Lake Mead, the nation’s largest reservoir, from Lake Powell 180 miles upstream. That means some tough decisions will be made concerning the millions who rely

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Posted in Colorado, Feature, News Desk, Water, West

On the Block: 3,379 acres of Farmland in Boone County, Illinois

Schrader Real Estate & Auction Company will manage the sale of the 48 tracts, which total some 2,900 tillable acres. “It’s possible that we will have some large investors seeking to purchase substantial amounts of land, but local farmers and

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Posted in Auctions, Farming, Feature, Illinois, Midwest, News Desk

Southwestern States Enduring Extreme Drought

More than three-quarters of the Lone Star State is enduring extreme or exceptional drought conditions. Parts of the Oklahoma panhandle have gone without rain for over eight months. Some 9,000 wildfires have ravaged 2+ million acres of Texas terrain, including

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Posted in Cattle, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Southwest, Water

Brazil to Issue Deeds to Thousands of Landowners in the Amazon Basin

Brazilians have long feared that foreigners were exploiting great expanses of the Amazon River Basin, a story we covered earlier this year when the Brazilian government began to investigate unlawful land sales to overseas interests. Now the country has established

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Posted in Cattle, Conservation, Energy, Eric OKeefe, Farming, Feature, Hunting, International, Minerals, News Desk, Recreation, Regional News, Residential Property, Timber, Topics, Water

Top Ethanol Producer Files For Bankruptcy

One of the leading stories of 2008 has been skyrocketing commodity prices and the corresponding surge in land values throughout the Midwest, Great Plains, Southwest, and other mineral-rich areas of the country. Although the bubble has by no means burst, there

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Posted in Energy, Eric OKeefe, Farming, Feature, Midwest, News Desk, Regional News, Topics

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