Agriculture

Job Growth in Agriculture Sector Outpaces Graduates

Each year an average of 57,900 job openings are created in agriculture and renewable natural resources, yet only 35,400 college degrees in agricultural-related fields are awarded in the U.S. This leaves a shortfall of 22,500 positions. According to the USDA,

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Land Report 2014 Ranchland Deal of the Year: Rockpile Ranch

A new generation of stewards acquire a Far West Texas landmark. Text by Katy Richardson | Photography by Laurence Parent Drive toward the Davis Mountains in Far West Texas, and you’ll be treated to some of the most jaw-dropping scenery

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Feature, News Desk, Southwest, Texas, Water

Land Report 2014 Historic Deal of the Year: Caribou Ranch

On a par with Abbey Road and Muscle Shoals, this music industry mecca changed hands in 2014 after a star-studded run. From 1971 to 2014, Jim Guercio owned Colorado’s Caribou Ranch. During his stewardship, a Who’s Who in rock and

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Developers, Energy, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Minerals, News Desk, Residential Property, West

Land Report June 2015 Newsletter

The Magazine’s fifth annual survey of land brokerages nationwide headlines our June Newsletter. More than 100 brokerages participated, a record for The Magazine of the American Landowner. Other top stories include: David Rockefeller’s 1,000-acre donation of prime property in Maine The acquisition

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Conservation, Equestrian, Federal Policy, Maine, News Desk, Newsletter, Public Land, Residential Property

Land Report 2014 Agriculture Deal of the Year: Proventus Portfolio

A multi-state portfolio totaling 13,450 acres in the Midwest, Delta, Southwest, and Rocky Mountains sold for more than $46 million. The massive sale required four days of auctions by Schrader Real Estate and Auction Company. “We had good results on

Posted in Agriculture, Arkansas, Auctions, Colorado, Eric OKeefe, Farming, Feature, Illinois, Louisiana, Midwest, Mississippi, News Desk, South, Southwest, Texas, West

Farmland: Bigger is Better in South Dakota

Nationwide, 98 percent of farms are family owned; however, the average South Dakota farm is triple the size of the average American farm — and growing larger. Currently, only farms in Montana, New Mexico, and Wyoming exceed South Dakota’s 1,366-acre

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Great Plains, News Desk, South Dakota

Land Report 2014 Timberland Deal of the Year: St. Joe Timberlands

By ERIC O’KEEFE In March 2014, Florida’s St. Joe Company announced the $562 million sale of almost 600 square miles of nonstrategic timberland and rural land in Northwest Florida to subsidiaries of Utah-based AgReserves Inc. The terms of the blockbuster transaction

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Posted in Agriculture, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Florida, News Desk, South, Timber

First Annual Loss in Corn Belt Since 1986

In spite of record production numbers for corn and soybeans, farmland values in the Seventh Federal Reserve District fell for the first time in more than two decades. – The Editors NATIONAL — TREND In 2014, American farmers beat their

Posted in Agriculture, Farming, Feature, Great Lakes, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Midwest, News Desk, Wisconsin

The Land Report Top Ten: Spring 2015

The 3Ds tops the nation’s leading land listings by more than half a billion dollars. — The Editors 1. Waggoner Ranch (Texas): $725 million Sam Middleton of Chas. S. Middleton and Son is broker of record on this record-setting 510,527-acre

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SOLD! Texas’ Char-Lin Ranch Sells for $2.73M

Situated an hour south of Dallas and Fort Worth, Char-Lin Ranch went on the block on April 23. A productive ranch featuring improvements for horses and cattle, rolling native pastureland predominates on the property. Other noteworthy elements include a 135-acre

Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Cattle, Colorado, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, News Desk, West

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