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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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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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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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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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Dam Removal on U.S. Waterways Creates Tremendous Land Investment Opportunities

As “A Catalyst in Land Investment” Terraqua follows current events and trends with an eye to interpret possible positive or negative impacts on land resource values. In the case of slated dam removals along many stretches of important U.S. waterways, many private landowners along these waters benefit from the participation from increased property values created  Read more…

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Supreme Court rules for OK over TX in Interstate Water War

The Supreme Court ruled today that Texas has no right to Oklahoma’s water.   This is a case that has been watched closely by landowners, oil & gas producers and other stakeholders, not just in Oklahoma and Texas, but in other arid western states. Texas had claimed a 1980 interstate water compact extended to its rights to tap  Read more…

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Make a little money and help fish too: The latest proposal to allow Wyoming ranchers to keep streams flowing for fish

By Kelsey Dayton WyoFile  http://wyofile.com/2012/11/new-proposal-could-allow-wyo-ranchers-to-keep-streams-flowing/ Wyoming is a land of natural resources. But it isn’t the coal or natural gas that many hold most protectively. It’s water. Competition for water sometimes leads to adversarial relationships between agriculture and fishermen, yet both interests have worked for years to find areas of compromise and their efforts may  Read more…

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Court Rules Groundwater is Protected Property

Court Rules Groundwater is Protected Property Texas landowners’  property rights include the ownership of the groundwater and are protected from a taking by regulation or eminent domain, the Texas Supreme Court ruled last week. Eleven other states allocate water rights by way of the “rule of capture” , Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Texas,  Read more…

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Texas Supreme Court: Landowners also own the Groundwater

Texas’ official system for groundwater allocation is based on the 1904 Texas Supreme Court’s “East Case” decision which declared the “Rule of Capture” as the basis for groundwater allocation.  The Rule of Capture gives each landowner the right to capture an unlimited amount of groundwater under the land owned.  The Texas Supreme Court, in its most  Read more…

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