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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

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

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

The Sweetest of Deals

SOLD! A broad coalition rallies to preserve a beloved COLORADO landmark. By Cary Estes | Photography by Todd Winslow Pierce The path to commercial development of Colorado’s Sweetwater Lake took a detour down Memory Lane as a nostalgia- fueled community

Posted in Cary Estes, Colorado, Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, Public Land, Recreation, Water, West

Collins-Modoc Reforestation Project Announced

In partnership with RenewWest, Collins will plant two million trees on 10,000 acres of the Modoc Plateau in Northern California, becoming the largest single-site carbon-focused reforestation project in US history. The goal is to improve land that hasn’t yet recovered

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Posted in California, Conservation, Feature, News Desk, Pacific, Timber, Water

Leading Harvest Receives Walton Family Foundation Grant

The award supports a pilot program in the Upper Mississippi River Watershed with the goal of removing barriers, accelerating sustainability certification, and jumpstarting market opportunities for producers. The funding advances Leading Harvest’s Farm Management Standard program, which addresses everything from

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Posted in Agriculture, Farming, Feature, Midwest, Mississippi, News Desk, Water

Land Report Top Ten: Fall 2020

The storied FOUR SIXES RANCH has 119 pastures ranging in size from a few hundred acres to more than 15,000. — The Editors 01. FOUR SIXES RANCH | $341 MILLION [NEW] Comprised of three divisions totaling more than 266,000 acres

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Equestrian, Florida, Hunting, Minerals, New York, News Desk, Northeast, Oregon, Pacific, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Southwest, Texas, Water, West

San Jose to Preserve Coyote Valley for Wildlife and Agriculture

The city’s General Plan Task Force voted to set aside portions of Coyote Valley for agricultural use, something the City Council first did back in 1976. More recently, concerned citizens urged task force members to preserve the valley, which runs

Posted in Agriculture, California, Conservation, Developers, Farming, Feature, News Desk, Pacific, Public Land

Mexico Fulfills Water Treaty Obligations

Many doubted that Mexico would succeed in delivering enough water to the U.S. after the long-running dispute came to a boil in September. Farmers, ranchers, and other Mexicans seized the La Boquilla Dam in the northern state of Chihuahua, sparking

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

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