Agriculture

Eagle Ranch Donates 3,255-Acre Easement

A Central Coast ranching family has donated a significant conservation easement on the southern half of their property to The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County. The Smith family has owned the Eagle Ranch for more than 50 years.

Posted in Agriculture, California, Conservation, Feature, News Desk, Pacific

Land Report April 2016 Newsletter

New listings dominate our April newsletter, including Sandow Lakes Ranch in the heart of Central Texas. The 33,777-acre property is a multi-use powerhouse with substantial ag and hunting and the most water rights on the market in Texas today. Other featured listings

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, News Desk, Newsletter, Northeast, Residential Property, South, Southwest, Timber

Farmland Partners Closes $197 Million Illinois Transaction

The publicly traded real estate investment trust (NYSE: FPI) added to its portfolio of North American farmland by acquiring 118 Illinois farms totaling more than 22,100 acres. “This transformative transaction makes FPI one of the largest owners of farmland in

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

Magazine of the Texas Landowner Leads with King Ranch Quarter Horses

Our in-depth profile of this storied equestrian tradition was penned by Henry Chappell and features photography by Wyman Meinzer as well as from the King Ranch Archives. King Ranch’s 2015 acquisition of The Boon from Alice Walton’s Rocking W Ranch

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Feature, Southwest, Texas

Sold! The Waggoner Ranch

Land Report 100er Stan Kroenke acquires Texas’s biggest ranch under one fence. Stan Kroenke has been approved by a Texas court to purchase the 510,527-acre Waggoner Ranch. The historic transaction will be the first-ever sale of the Waggoner Ranch, which

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Energy, Farming, Feature, Hunting, Minerals, News Desk, Recreation, Residential Property, Southwest, Texas

On the Block: New Mexico’s 23,000-acre Ute Lake Ranch

Ute Lake Ranch auction postponed until April 7, 2016. A February 19 auction of a 23,000-acre mix of deeded and leased land in Eastern New Mexico has been postponed by the court-appointed receiver until April 7. “The goal is to

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Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Cattle, Developers, Feature, New Mexico, Southwest

2016 Land Report Texas Issue

The Land Report Texas issue

The Land Report 2016 Texas issue is now available. It’s time to think big! Sponsored by Republic Ranches, our Texas issue features an in-depth cover story on King Ranch Quarter Horses. Henry Chappell and Wyman Meinzer have crafted a compelling profile of this historic endeavor

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Posted in Agriculture, Back Issues, Cattle, Conservation, Dogs, Farming, Hunting, Recreation, Southwest

Midwest Cropland Pulls Back 3 Percent in 2015

The Chicago Fed reports that farmland values in the Seventh District retreated 3 percent last year, matching the yearly decrease for 2014 and marking the first consecutive annual decline since the late 1980s. According to the district’s agricultural newsletter, which

Posted in Agriculture, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Midwest, News Desk, Wisconsin

Sold! Robin Williams’s Villa Sorriso Sells for $18.1 Million

Set on 653 acres, the late comedian’s estate included an olive orchard, a spring-fed pond, a nine-stall horse barn, and 18 acres of vineyard within the Mount Veeder American Viticultural Area (AVA). But it was the 22,000-squarefoot, Portuguese limestone mansion

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Equestrian, Feature, News Desk, Pacific, Residential Property

El Niño Offers California Relief from Four-Year Drought

Above-average snowpack in the Sierras a critical first step. Cattlemen, farmers, and other landowners are enjoying a much-needed wet spell after enduring several years of brutal drought. Snowstorms and thundershowers have drenched much of the Golden State and replenished bone-dry

Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Farming, Feature, News Desk, Pacific, Public Land, Water

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