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Productive Ag Land Piques International Investors

The Economist is reporting that broad demographic trends are driving more and more investors, including sovereign funds, to consider investments related to ag land and increased productivity. “Institutional investors such as pension funds see farmland as fertile ground to plough,

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New Mexico Land Commissioner Halts $2 Billion Project

Citing limited state input, New Mexico Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn issued a 60-day right-of-entry suspension to SunZia, a $2 billion transmission project designed to carry electricity generated in New Mexico and Arizona to markets across the West. Dunn, who took

Posted in Arizona, Energy, Feature, New Mexico, News Desk, Oklahoma, Public Land, Southwest, Texas, West

U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Chief Economist Retires

Dr. Joseph Glauber announced his retirement from federal service effective December 31, 2014. A graduate of the University of Chicago (AB) and the University of Wisconsin (PhD), Glauber was responsible for the USDA’s agricultural forecasts and projections as well as

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

The Poco Bueno Story

A world-class cattle operation requires top ranch horses. Whiteface, the name of the Waggoner horse program headquarters, is synonymous with quality and is recognized as one of the world’s most storied ranch and Quarter Horse programs. W.T. Waggoner’s resolve to

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Posted in Cattle, Equestrian, Feature, Henry Chappell, Southwest, Texas

W.T. Waggoner Ranch

When the term “ranch” is used, quite often it refers to a tract of land where the accoutrements of ranching can be found. A brand has been registered. Pickup trucks, preferably duallies, are muddied. But if the livestock is for

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Eric OKeefe, Farming, Feature, Henry Chappell, News Desk, Southwest, Texas

The Bold Brand

For well over a century, cowmen have tipped their hats to the 3Ds. From cattle drives to cutting-horse competitions, the W.T. Waggoner Ranch enjoys a renown that somehow exceeds its endless fence line. Now a new chapter beckons. In 1947,

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Henry Chappell, Hunting, Minerals, News Desk, Southwest, Texas

The Land Report Top Ten: Winter 2014

The largest ranch under one fence in the Lone Star State tops the leaderboard. — The Editors 1. NEW LISTING! Waggoner Ranch (Texas): $725 million With more than a half-million acres, Waggoner Ranch (pictured above) is one of the most

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

Panelists to Search for New Model of Conservation Funding

The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) has named 20 leaders from the outdoor recreation, retail and manufacturing sectors, the energy industry, and sportsmen’s groups to its Blue Ribbon Panel on Sustaining America’s Diverse Fish and Wildlife Resources. Under

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Midwest, News Desk, Northeast, Pacific, Public Land, South, Southwest, West

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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Strong Demand Stokes Grazing Land Values

Robust beef prices are one of many factors driving the demand for high-quality grazing pastures in the Tenth District. Don’t be surprised if these values continue to further strengthen. —The Editors Using responses from 228 banks, the Kansas City Fed

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Feature, Great Plains, Kansas, Nebraska, News Desk, Oklahoma, Southwest

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