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Larimer County Acquires Farm with Water Rights

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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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The Wealthy Quietly Invest in Westcliffe, Colorado Ranchland – Where It’s Hard to tell the 1% from the other 99%

WESTCLIFFE, CO - JULY 13: A general view of downtown Westcliffe, CO on July 13, 2016. Custer County ranked fifth for its income gap out of 3,064 U.S. counties examined by the Keystone Research Center in Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Michael Reaves/The Denver Post)

Good article from today’s Denver Post that mentions Westcliffe, Colorado and low key wealthy who invest, recreate and live here The surprising peaks and valleys in Colorado income inequality Colorado is a relatively egalitarian place, especially when compared with states such as New York, Connecticut or even Wyoming. But it contains some surprisingly high peaks and  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!

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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/Fay Ranches: 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  Read more…

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Fay Ranches/Republic Ranches – A Historic Partnership is Forged

http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/prnewswire/press_releases/Colorado/2014/10/09/CL33529 PR Newswire DENVER, Oct. 9, 2014 DENVER, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Fay Ranches and Republic Ranches, two of the most successful land brokerage firms in the country, are announcing a groundbreaking strategic alliance that will create one of the most powerful brokerage teams in the United States and further expand each company’s reach and breadth of services.  The two  Read more…

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“Hanna” U.S. Western Ranching Documentary to Debut May 16 in NYC and LA

“Hanna Ranch: One Cowboy’s Fight for Family and Land” is scheduled to air May 16 in New York City and Los Angeles, and be distributed in digital formats the following week. The documentary is about rancher Kirk Hanna, in his mission to protect range land in Colorado from development and unsustainable range management. He was  Read more…

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