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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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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

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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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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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Access to U.S. Beaches, Waterways, Vary Significantly from State to State

John Watson/Fay Ranches.  Access to U.S. coastal beaches, waterways and non-navigable rivers and streams vary considerably from state to state.  For instance, Oregon has some of the most public friendly river access laws while states like Wyoming and Texas maintain more protective private property rights in favor of the landowner.  The San Mateo, California coastal  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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Buy a Ranch or Stuff the Mattress?

As the Tax Hammer Comes Down the Tax Deferral Benefit of Land Investment Allures HNW Investors John Watson/Fay Ranches Today’s online Private Wealth Magazine included an article titled: As Wealth Gap Rises, Super-Rich Stuff the Mattress. It points out the tremendous amount of cash built up by wealthy individuals since the credit shock and global  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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Book Review: The Business of Open Space: What’s Next (Stephen J. Small)

This is the latest in the Preserving Family Lands series of Boston-based tax attorney Stephen J. Small.  Before going into private practice, Small was an attorney-advisor I the Office of Chief Counsel of the IRS in Washington D.C., where he wrote the federal income tax regulations on conservation easements. “What’s Next” is geared to land  Read more…

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