Agriculture

Bayer Launches Carbon Initiative

The agricultural powerhouse announced plans to reward farmers in the US and Brazil for generating carbon credits as a result of adopting climate-friendly practices that include no-till farming and cover crops. The company’s stated objective? To reduce the carbon footprint

Posted in Agriculture, Conservation, Energy, Feature, News Desk

O’Connor Family: 2019 Land Report 100 Sponsored by Hayden Outdoors Real Estate

O’Connor Family | No. 16 587,800 ACRES The O’CONNOR RANCH encompasses portions of Goliad, Refugio, and Victoria counties in Texas’s Coastal Bend. Founded by Irish immigrant Thomas O’Connor (1817-1887), the County Wexford native owned approximately 100,000 head of cattle and

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Feature, Land Report 100, Minerals, Southwest, Texas, Water

Land Report 2019 Ranchland Deal of the Year: Bixby Ranch Changes Hands for the Second Time in History

One of the oldest continuously running cattle operations in Central Wyoming was sold in December 2019 to Casper-based True Ranches. The nearly 17,000-acre parcel stands in the shadow of the Laramie Mountains and sprawls five miles southeast of Glenrock where

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Farming, Feature, Washington, West

Land Report July 2020 Newsletter

Highlights from our July newsletter include: Australia’s Forrest family acquires two cattle stations totaling more than 500,000 acres. The Conservation Fund acquires 15,408-acre Chadbourne Tree Farms in Maine. Burger King Prevails in court, wins dismissal of vegan lawsuit. For up-to-the-minute reports on

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Posted in Agriculture, Alabama, Auctions, Cattle, Conservation, Federal Policy, Florida, Georgia, International, Kentucky, Maine, News Desk, Newsletter, Northeast, South, Tennessee

Leading Harvest Takes First Steps

On Earth Day – April 22 – the nonprofit collective of farmers, conservationists, landowners, managers, and investors launched operations with the expressed intention of tackling complex ag issues ranging from biodiversity to sustainability. “This innovative effort establishes a rigorous and

Posted in Agriculture, Cary Estes, Cattle, Conservation, Farming, Feature, News Desk, Water

Lykes Heirs: 2019 Land Report 100 Sponsored by Hayden Outdoors Real Estate

Lykes Heirs | No. 14 615,000 ACRES In 1900, patriarch Howell Tyson Lykes shuttered his medical practice in favor of growing citrus and raising cattle with his seven sons on 500 acres near Brooksville, Florida. Today, family-owned Lykes Bros. maintains

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Feature, Florida, Hunting, Land Report 100, South, Southwest, Texas, Water

Briscoe Family: 2019 Land Report 100 Sponsored by Hayden Outdoors Real Estate

Briscoe Family | No. 13 640,000 ACRES By the end of his long and distinguished life, two-term Texas governor Dolph Briscoe Jr. (1923-2010) ranked as the single largest landowner in the Lone Star State. The family’s BRISCOE RANCH COMPANY got

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Feature, Land Report 100, Southwest, Texas

Agriculture Department Guarantees $1 Billion in Loans for Ag Producers and Rural Businesses

On May 22, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Purdue announced the move while reaffirming the Trump administration’s commitment to helping farmers and other rural businesses survive during the coronavirus pandemic. Going forward, USDA will offer 90 percent guarantees on Business & Industry

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

SOLD! 1,675± Acre Citrus Grove in South Central Florida Sells for $14.1 Million

Nestled in Hendry County in South Central Florida, the 1,675-acre ranch is home to a large citrus grove that produces oranges, tangelos, and grapefruits. The property, on which sugarcane would also thrive, boasts improvements such as a substantial irrigation system

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Posted in Agriculture, Farming, Feature, Florida, News Desk, South

Illinois Farmland Holds Steady at $10,500 Per Acre

So concluded a year-end survey conducted in February that asked Illinois appraisers and farmland real estate brokers for their take on the market. Despite considerable swings in commodities pricing, the value of excellent quality farmland did not take a hit

Posted in Agriculture, Farming, Feature, Illinois, Midwest, News Desk

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