Agriculture

Ted Turner Launches the Turner Institute of Ecoagriculture

By TODD WILKINSON During his storied career, Ted Turner has demonstrated an ability to look around corners and identify opportunities long before they become apparent to others. His prowess has been demonstrated with pioneering media platforms, professional sports teams, global philanthropy,

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Posted in Agriculture, BackGate, Bison, Buffalo, Conservation, Great Plains, Land Report 100, Nebraska, News Desk, Todd Wilkinson

Salute to the Sixes

By Henry Chappell Photography by Wyman Meinzer Nothing reflects the culture of a ranch like its cattle roundups. The individual skill of each cowboy tells us only so much. Over-reliance on flashy horsemanship, however thrilling, suggests lack of teamwork or

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Energy, Henry Chappell, Ranching, Recreation, Southwest, Texas

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

Bill Gates: America’s Top Farmland Owner

By ERIC O’KEEFE The cofounder of Microsoft and his wife rank as America’s largest private farmland owners. Call it a hunch, but the story did not jibe. I scanned the headline for the umpteenth time and then read and reread

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Great Plains, Land Report 100, Midwest, Pacific, South, Southwest, West

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

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

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

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