Farming

Working Farms Fund Seeds A Big City Renaissance

For decades, urban sprawl has been feasting on American farmland. A report by the American Farmland Trust states that between 1992 and 2012, nearly 11 million acres of land that had been used for “intensive food and crop production” were

Posted in Conservation, Farming, Feature, Georgia, News Desk, South

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

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

San Jose to Preserve Coyote Valley for Wildlife and Agriculture

The city’s General Plan Task Force voted to set aside portions of Coyote Valley for agricultural use, something the City Council first did back in 1976. More recently, concerned citizens urged task force members to preserve the valley, which runs

Posted in Agriculture, California, Conservation, Developers, Farming, Feature, News Desk, Pacific, Public Land

Mexico Fulfills Water Treaty Obligations

Many doubted that Mexico would succeed in delivering enough water to the U.S. after the long-running dispute came to a boil in September. Farmers, ranchers, and other Mexicans seized the La Boquilla Dam in the northern state of Chihuahua, sparking

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Posted in Agriculture, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, International, News Desk, Water

FOR SALE: Prestigious Matador Ranch Listed for $124.45 Million

With a price tag of $124.45 million, the 131,000-acre property sprawls about 75 miles northeast of Lubbock and ranks as one of the most historic and prestigious ranches in the Lone Star State. In 1952, Fred Koch bought the Headquarters

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Hunting, News Desk, Southwest, Texas

Land Report October 2020 Newsletter

A $43 million sale and a key acquisition for Floridians, and another high-profile transaction for Dean Saunders — that’s the lead story of our October newsletter. The Florida broker listed the Bluffs of St. Teresa more than five years ago,

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Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Farming, Florida, Newsletter, Recreation, South Dakota, Texas, Timber, Virginia, Water

Farm Income Hits 7-Year-High in 2020

The largest direct farm payments ever – to the tune of a record-smashing $37.2 billion – have bolstered farm sector income in 2020. While seeking to soften the impact of the pandemic throughout the ag sector, the Trump Administration directed

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

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