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2020 Wellington Land Report

Produced by brokerage Atlantic Western Realty Corporation, the report examines trends in equestrian land sales in the South Florida enclave, known as the winter equestrian capital of the world. For the first time in more than a decade, the actual

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Posted in Equestrian, Feature, Florida, News Desk, South

Midwest Farmland Values Up In the Third Quarter

The overall 2 percent rise represents the first year-over-year increase in ag land values in the past six years with Indiana and Wisconsin leading the way at 6 percent and 3 percent, respectively. Illinois grew 2 percent with Iowa at

Posted in Agriculture, Feature, Federal Policy, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Midwest, News Desk, Wisconsin

Where the Buffalo Roam

By KATY RICHARDSON | Photography by WYMAN MEINZER Kelsey’s version of home on the range takes place in the heart of the Big Empty. Texas’s King County has been home to many of the most storied ranches in the history

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Hunting, Southwest, Texas

The Land Report Winter 2020

The 2020 Land Report 100 sponsored by Hayden Outdoors Real Estate features the debut of Bill and Melinda Gates as America’s leading farmland owners with 242,000 acres of productive farmland in more than a dozen states. All told, the Gateses

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Posted in Back Issues, Land Report 100

Water Futures Start Trading Amid Growing Fears of Scarcity

Futures linked to the Nasdaq Veles California Water Index began trading on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in early December, representing a whole new way to buy water. Amid concerns about climate change and resource scarcity in a state that uses

Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Equities, Farming, Feature, News Desk, Pacific, Water

VOICES: Mike Duffy, United Country Real Estate

By Eddie Lee Rider, Jr. Mike Duffy, United Country Real Estate Mike Duffy, president of United Country Real Estate, is focused on bringing new, added-value services, sales, and marketing programs to the company. With a 20-year background helping build national

Posted in Voices

New Zealand Couple Shuns Developers

Despite lucrative offers for their 2,200-acre heritage farming property, Dick and Jillian Jardine donated the land in November to the Queen Elizabeth II National Trust. Situated on New Zealand’s South Island in the Central Lakes Region, the scenic land had

Posted in Conservation, Feature, International, News Desk

Money for Water

As the Colorado River Compact nears the century mark, an increasing number of conservation efforts seek to incentivize landowners’ valuable water rights. By Ken Mirr, Mirr Ranch Group The centennial of the Colorado River Compact is almost upon us. The

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Posted in Agriculture, Colorado, Conservation, Feature, Water, West

Federal Land Idling Program at Lowest Level Since 1988

The program includes the voluntary Conservation Reserve, which gives landowners annual rent payments for fragile farmland that has idled for a decade or more. A 2018 expansion hasn’t caught on with landowners according to Successful Farming, which estimates a net

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Posted in Agriculture, Conservation, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, Hunting, News Desk, Water

Land Investment Expo Set for January 12

Online or in person, get ready to attend the 2021 Land Expo in downtown Des Moines. BY CARY ESTES Iowa has long been fertile ground for both farm policy and national politics. This has been especially true since 1972, when

Posted in Agriculture, Cary Estes, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, Great Plains, Iowa, News Desk

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