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Larimer County Acquires Farm with Water Rights


The Historic Malchow Farm was purchased for its water. The property, infrastructure and minerals were purchased along with the valuable water rights, including 240 units of Colorado-Big Thompson, or C-BT, water, 16 shares of Handy Ditch native water rights and 20 shares in Dry Creek Lateral Ditch. http://larimer.org/news/newsDetail.cfm?id=4318 Larimer County Acquires Farm Southwest of Berthoud  Read more…

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Farmland and Timberland – Comparison of these two Asset Classes

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Farmland and Timberland – Comparison of these two Asset Classes  Timberland and Farmland possess certain similarities as an asset class, but that there are many differences.  jw Asset Class Battle: Timberland Vs. Farmland Source: Seeking Alpha by Jussi Askola Jul. 19, 2016 3:03 PM ET Summary Timberland and farmland have both achieved historically very attractive  Read more…

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Iowa Forestland: 97,000 acres Lost to Cropland, Pasture Conversion over 5 Years


Most of woodland loss was from selloff of timber and conversation to cropland and pasture. The five year period with dramatic forest conversion was 2009-2013 which coincides with the run up in commodity prices Cites a local broker:  “High-demand woodland for hunting maybe goes for about $2,000” an acre, Tauke said. “If you had some acres and were  Read more…

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Direct Land Investment by Foreigners in Argentina is becoming Possible Again under New Government

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In 2011 the Argentina Kirchner-led government imposed the rural land law which imposed broad restrictions on the purchase and lease of rural lands by foreign entities and individuals. Enacted late last month by the new Argentina government led by Mauricio Macri is a New Decree that repeals many of the barriers that had been established  Read more…

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Canada Values and Protects its Farmland and Rural Communities

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In Manitoba  foreign interests are limited to 40 acres in ‘farm land’ (i.e. land outside of a city, capable of being used for farming) in order to maintain opportunities for Canadians to acquire farm land for agricultural purposes and to support the development of strong rural communities. You can read more here about the foreign  Read more…

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Cattle size and Profitability – Bigger isn’t always Better!


Thanks to Ross Mcdonald of the 98 Ranch up in Saskatchewan for sharing. It’s a posting from the Cow-Cow Calf blog about cattle size Cattle Size and How It Affects Profitability. Larger weaning rates became the trend driven by “bigger is better” – larger weaning rates mean you sell your calves (by the pound) for more. But  Read more…

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Bill Introduced to make Conservation Easement Tax Incentives Permanent

John Watson/Fay Ranches.  Introduced yesterday, the Conservation Easement Incentive Act is a Congressional bill that would make the Conservation Easement tax incentive permanent.   By way of background, for the fourth time in recent history, enhanced tax incentives for conservation easements have expired making it very difficult to incentivize land owners to conserve their conservation and  Read more…

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Private Energy and Commodity Wealth looks to Land Investment

Today’s DTN/Progressive Farmer featured an article that accurately describes what we are observing at Fay Ranches in the land investment market. The booming new energy era in Texas is generating billions of dollars of new wealth for the U.S. economy and a good amount of that cash is being invested in the Texas land market and  Read more…

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50 Years Later: The Wilderness Act Impact on the U.S. Rural West Economy

By John Watson Following is an interesting article from today’s WyoFile, reflecting on the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act written by Ray Rasker, Director of Headwaters Economics based out of Bozeman, Montana.  The article points to a direct association between Wilderness, national parks and other protected lands and economic well-being that has led to the  Read more…

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Absentee Landowners Hit: An IRS Effort Imposes a 15.3% Self-Employment Tax

John Watson, Fay Ranches.  Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) payments have generally been recognized by absentee/non farmer landowners as passive income.  Per a tax court ruling last week, the IRS position is now to recognize CRP income as active; Therefore subject to a 15.3% self-employment tax. The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is a cost-share and rental payment program under the United States Department  Read more…

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