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Land to Table: Raw Pecans from Durham-Ellis Pecans

Credit M.W. DURHAM SR. with creating this flagship brand a century ago. During the depths of the Great Depression, the Central Texas entrepreneur set out tables piled high with fresh pecans and paid eager locals by the pound to shell

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Posted in Agriculture, Editor's Choice, Eric OKeefe, Farming, Southwest, Texas

COVID-19 Losses Forecast at $10 Billion for Ethanol Industry

The one-two punch of slashed production rates combined with a pandemic-related drop in demand could send US ethanol sales plummeting by a third for 2020, according to the Renewable Fuels Association. With 40 percent of every row of corn and

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

CARES Act Directs $49 Billion to Agricultural Producers

From that total, the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture received $9.5 billion to roll out an array of food- and ag-related benefits. Funding includes relief for farmers affected by COVID-19 with an emphasis on specialty crop farmers and producers

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

Cullen Heirs Join Land Report 100 at No. 28

The storied Houston family calls 388,000 acres in and around Harris County theirs thanks to the vision of patriarch Hugh Roy Cullen (1881–1957). After owning a seat on the Houston Cotton Exchange, Cullen turned to the oil business, pioneering now

Posted in Feature, Land Report 100, Minerals, News Desk, Southwest, Texas

City of San Angelo Parts with 864 Acres of Ranchland for $1,500 per Acre

San Angelo sold 846 acres of the Ford Ranch for $1.296 million to a pair of limited liability corporations. According to the conditions of the sale, San Angelo retains 50 percent of the property’s mineral rights along with all rights

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Posted in Feature, Minerals, News Desk, Public Land, Southwest, Texas, Water

Tillable Digs Deep

It calls itself “the Airbnb of farmland,” but a lot of tenant farmers are using much saltier language to describe Chicago-based technology platform Tillable. Naysayers took to Twitter and Facebook to voice concern about the company’s intention to disrupt the

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

USDA Announces Agriculture Innovation Agenda

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue says the initiative seeks to align private and public sector research in order to increase US ag production by 40 percent while cutting the environmental footprint in half by 2050. “We know we have a

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

Corn Farmers Brace for Drop in Demand

The coronavirus pandemic is resulting in lower demand for gasoline and negatively impacting demand for corn used for ethanol. According to Todd Hubbs at the University of Illinois, gasoline consumption could dip 15 to 20 percent in the coming months,

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Posted in Agriculture, Energy, Farming, Feature, Great Plains, Illinois, Midwest, News Desk

2020 Land Report Texas Issue

2020 Land Report Texas Issue cover image

A slew of must-read stories in our 2020 Texas Issue including: Hunting for a Cure: Henry Chappell’s in-depth cover story goes behind the scenes at the Rolling Plains Research Ranch to analyze the decades-long effort by Texas quail hunters and

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Posted in Agriculture, Back Issues, Cattle, Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Estates, Henry Chappell, New Mexico, News Desk, Recreation, Texas

Excerpts from COVID-19 Conference Call

The following excerpts from a conference call with economist Mark Dotzour PhD, Peoples Company president Steve Bruere, and Land Report editor Eric O’Keefe have been edited for content and clarity. An audio file of the conversation is available at the

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

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