Farming

Land to Table: Raw Pecans from Durham-Ellis Pecans

BY ERIC O’KEEFE Credit M.W. DURHAM SR. with creating this flagship brand a century ago. During the depths of the Great Depression, the Central Texas entrepreneur set out tables piled high with fresh pecans and paid eager locals by the

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Posted in Agriculture, Editor's Choice, Eric OKeefe, Farming, Southwest, Texas

COVID-19 Losses Forecast at $10 Billion for Ethanol Industry

The one-two punch of slashed production rates combined with a pandemic-related drop in demand could send US ethanol sales plummeting by a third for 2020, according to the Renewable Fuels Association. With 40 percent of every row of corn and

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Energy, Farming, Feature, News Desk

CARES Act Directs $49 Billion to Agricultural Producers

From that total, the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture received $9.5 billion to roll out an array of food- and ag-related benefits. Funding includes relief for farmers affected by COVID-19 with an emphasis on specialty crop farmers and producers

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

Tillable Digs Deep

It calls itself “the Airbnb of farmland,” but a lot of tenant farmers are using much saltier language to describe Chicago-based technology platform Tillable. Naysayers took to Twitter and Facebook to voice concern about the company’s intention to disrupt the

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

USDA Announces Agriculture Innovation Agenda

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue says the initiative seeks to align private and public sector research in order to increase US ag production by 40 percent while cutting the environmental footprint in half by 2050. “We know we have a

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

Corn Farmers Brace for Drop in Demand

The coronavirus pandemic is resulting in lower demand for gasoline and negatively impacting demand for corn used for ethanol. According to Todd Hubbs at the University of Illinois, gasoline consumption could dip 15 to 20 percent in the coming months,

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Posted in Agriculture, Energy, Farming, Feature, Great Plains, Illinois, Midwest, News Desk

Excerpts from COVID-19 Conference Call

The following excerpts from a conference call with economist Mark Dotzour PhD, Peoples Company president Steve Bruere, and Land Report editor Eric O’Keefe have been edited for content and clarity. An audio file of the conversation is available at the

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

John Malone: 2019 Land Report 100 Sponsored by Hayden Outdoors Real Estate

To the nation’s largest landowner, one of the most valuable attributes of his timberland and ranchland holdings is the benefits to society of good stewardship. In Maine, for instance, Malone’s million-plus acre BBC LAND holdings use photosynthesis to absorb enormous

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Hunting, Land Report 100, Maine, New Mexico, Northeast, Recreation, Southwest, Timber, West

Cunningham Sheep Co. Joins Land Report 100 at No. 73

Anyone familiar with the striking designs of Native American-inspired trade blankets by Pendleton Woolen Mills knows this family. For over a century, the renowned mill has relied on local providers in Eastern Oregon such as Cunningham Sheep Co. for the

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Posted in Agriculture, Farming, Feature, Land Report 100, Oregon, Pacific

A Gem of a Ranch

Colorado’s historic DIAMOND TAIL RANCH embodies the best of the Old West with proven profitability. BY CARY ESTES Quite often the typical working livestock ranch is not the type of place where you want to take family or friends for

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Posted in Agriculture, Cary Estes, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Hunting, Recreation, Residential Property, Water, West

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