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Chipotle Invests in Young Farmers

The fast-casual chain donated $125,000 to the Niman Ranch Next Generation Foundation’s scholarship program, supporting new farmers and future leaders in sustainable agriculture. The partnership between Chipotle Mexican Grill and Niman Ranch dates from 1998 when the eatery’s founder embraced

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Posted in Agriculture, Farming, Feature, News Desk

Fish & Wildlife Service Proposes Rule Defining Habitat

This landmark development will impact the listing of endangered and threatened species. The agency’s proposed definition aligns with the Supreme Court’s 2018 decision in Weyerhaeuser Co. v. the US Fish and Wildlife Service, which held that an area may only

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Public Land

FOR SALE: Adirondack Landmark Whitney Park Listed for $180 Million

William C. Whitney established the 36,000-acre Adirondack landmark in 1897. He paid $1.50 an acre for approximately 80,000 acres in and around the New York township of Long Lake. Socialite, philanthropist, and renowned Thoroughbred breeder Marylou Whitney inherited the estate

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Posted in Conservation, Estates, Feature, New York, News Desk, Northeast, Recreation, Timber

The Conservation Fund Acquires Colorado’s Sweetwater Lake

The 488-acre purchase of one of Colorado’s largest natural lakes means the water and surrounding terrain will fall under federal protection thanks in part to the Great American Outdoors Act, which the Senate passed on June 17. Once approved by

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Posted in Colorado, Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Public Land, Water, West

On the Block: Historic 1,115-Acre Woodside Farms in Virginia

Originally part of a land grant from King George III, the prestigious 1,115-acre farm and ranch stretches across the verdant Shenandoah Valley. Sometimes referred to as Court Manor, the working cattle ranch boasts exterior and interior fencing along with a

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

Land Report 2019 Timberland Deal of the Year: Montana Timberlands

Written by: Kelly McGee It was only fitting that the largest timberland sale of 2019 involved the publicly traded company that owns the most land in the US. Weyerhaeuser, the Seattle-based timber REIT, ended the year decisively by announcing the

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Posted in Feature, Montana, News Desk, Timber, West

Conservation Fund Highlights Achievements in New Report

156 projects in 35 states. 207,000 acres worth more than $323 million. 5,000 jobs created or kept. These are a few of the facts and figures contained in The Conservation Fund’s 2019 Annual Report, which is now available online. Founded

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Land Report 2019 Farmland Deal of the Year: Cole Ranch in California

America’s Smallest Appellation Sells There’s a particular breed of wine aficionado who insists on having everything just right. Specific varietals in specific glasses. Serving temperatures not in a range but at a number: 49° for whites and 59° for reds.

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Eric OKeefe, Estates, Feature, Pacific

Burger King Wins Dismissal of Vegan Lawsuit

US District Judge Raag Singhal tossed out a lawsuit that accused the fast-food giant of deception when it came to the preparation of its “Impossible Whopper.” A group of seven plaintiffs initiated the class action back in November. They alleged

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Posted in Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk

Land Report 2019 Conservation Deal of the Year: Las Varas Ranch in California

Las Varas Ranch is donated to the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). In a move that won praise from both educators and environmentalists, Berkshire Hathaway’s second-in-command funded the $70 million acquisition of the historic 1,800-acre Las Varas Ranch by

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

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