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The U.S. Department of Agriculture Provides $13 Million for Organic Program

New Farm Bill funding is available to organic farmers and handlers in the form of cost-sharing assistance for certification-related expenses. The USDA organic farming payments cover up to 75 percent of an individual’s certification costs, up to a $750 maximum

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Midwest, News Desk, Northeast, Pacific, South, Southwest, West

Land Program Awards $9 Million for Conservation

The conservation coalition Land for Maine’s Future (LMF) has leveraged taxpayer money to buy 50,000 acres of key recreational, agricultural and wildlife land in the Pine Tree State. LMF’s Board recently approved $9M for 25 projects in 37 communities considered

Posted in Agriculture, Conservation, Feature, Maine, News Desk, Northeast, Recreation

Land Report September 2014 Newsletter

Some exceptional transactions to highlight in our September 2014 Newsletter: SOLD! Oregon’s Six Shooter Ranch. SOLD! Colorado’s Sweetwood Ranch. For up-to-the-minute reports on listings, auctions, sales, and breaking news pertaining to land and landowners, be sure to follow us on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

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Posted in Newsletter, Northeast, South, West

2013 Land Report Best Brokerages: AFM Land Sales

AFM Land Sales www.afmlandsales.com (704) 527-6780 2013 Sales: $200 – $300 Million Who: Specializing in the brokerage, acquisition, and analysis of timberland, recreational properties, farmland, hunting plantations, and conservation properties. Operates in timberland investment regions from the Pacific Northwest to

Posted in Agriculture, Conservation, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Hunting, Midwest, Northeast, Pacific, Recreation, South, Southwest, Timber, West

Crop Insurance Makeover

As always, the new Farm Bill has plenty of moving parts, but one of the biggest changes is an overhaul of the USDA’s insurance cost-assistance program. Currently, farmers receive crop insurance subsidies as direct payments. Each year the total of

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Midwest, Northeast, Pacific, South, Southwest, West

Sold! Connecticut’s Copper Beech Farm

Named for the large copper beech trees populating the property, Copper Beech Farm, a relic of Old Greenwich, has sold! Appearing in The Land Report’s Spring 2014 Top Ten listings of the nation’s priciest properties, this estate occupies 50 acres

Posted in Connecticut, Feature, News Desk, Northeast, Residential Property

2013 Land Report Best Brokerages: Farmers National Company

Farmers National Company www.farmersnational.com (800) 346-2650 2013 Sales: > $1 Billion Who: Provides a full line of professional services to buyers, sellers, and landowners. In addition to brokerage services offering private treaty listings, auctions, and a buyer’s agency, FNC offers

Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Cattle, Energy, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Hunting, Midwest, Minerals, Northeast, Pacific, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Southwest, Timber, Water, West

The Bloom Is Off The Rows

According to the Chicago Fed, farmland values in the bellwether Seventh District have tapered off thanks in part to lower commodity prices. The lone exception? Farms and ranches where those same commodities are nurturing valuable livestock. — The Editors NATIONAL

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Midwest, News Desk, Northeast, Pacific, South, Southwest, West

The Land Report Top Ten: Summer 2014

A world-class array of legacy properties, production ag ranches, and resort retreats. — The Editors 1. SOLD! Copper Beech Farm (Connecticut): $130 million A relic of Old Greenwich, this 50-acre estate is the last of its kind and includes two

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Colorado, Connecticut, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Florida, Hunting, Massachusetts, Montana, News Desk, Northeast, Pacific, Recreation, South, Southwest, Timber, Water, West, Wyoming

Supreme Judicial Court Upholds Tax-Exempt Conservation Lands

In May, the highest court in Massachusetts ruled that conservation land cannot be taxed. The case centered on a 120- acre woodland parcel in Hawley, an hour north of Springfield. Conservation groups celebrated the ruling, saying it affirmed that conservation

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Massachusetts, News Desk, Northeast, Taxes

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