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Omaha World-Herald
Fri, 12/02/2016 - 12:00

Thomas Land CompanyOGALLALA, Neb. — One of Nebraska’s largest farm and ranch operations fetched $37,555,000 in bids at auction Thursday

The auction of Thomas Land Co., a 28,645-acre operation that overlooked Lake McConaughy, attracted international interest but drew a mostly regional crowd of 300 people to the Keith County Fairgrounds.

The operation’s 45 square miles of ranch and farmland would roughly cover Omaha from the Missouri River on the east to... [read more]

 

 

The Land Report Newsletter
Fri, 12/23/2016 - 13:30

Thomas Land CompanyA rare opportunity to acquire a major Great Plains farmland holding presents itself on December 1 when Thomas Land Company goes to auction at the Keith County Fairgrounds in Ogallala. The 28,645-acre farm includes 26,739 deeded acres and 1,906 leased acres of Nebraska state farm and ranchland with 11,705 acres in dryland crops, 13,293 acres in ranchland, and 3,647 acres in irrigated farmland. "It is very rare to find an assemblage of this magnitude and diversity being offered for sale," said Scott Shuman of Hall and Hall Auctions. [read more]

 

Financial Times
Sun, 10/09/2016 - 13:30

Miller Lake RanchJason Spaeth broke the first commandment of ranch buying when he came across a 7,000-acre cattle ranch with miles of flowing streams and deer habitat in western Wyoming.

"The number one rule is don't get emotional, but I did," says the retired financial services executive, who paid about $10.5M for the property in June. "I really fell in love with the place."

Spaeth, who lives in Minneapolis, plans to operate the property as a cattle ranch and spend summers there with his wife and three sons. But he realizes it will be difficult to make money in the cow business. [read more]

 

 

Kansas Agland
Wed, 09/28/2016 - 11:45

Yaggy PlantationThe plantation at one time had as many as 50,000 apple trees and a million catalpa trees

The 130-year-old Yaggy Plantation - once the largest shipping point for fruit between the Missouri River and California - is for sale.

The historic property at one time had as many as 50,000 apple trees and a million catalpa trees - which were sold for fence posts and railroad ties. The plantation even employed 300 people during the harvest season, helping to ship apples across the countryside. [read more]

 

 

Colorado Homes Mag.com
Tue, 09/20/2016 - 13:30

River HouseFlanked by the Elk River and two small lakes, this river house just 17 miles north of Steamboat Springs sits as if on its own island. The 7,575-square-foot estate is a tribute to the beauty of Colorado—with country-inspired interiors, a rolling 137 acres, and plenty of fishing opportunities.

“This home lives to be enjoyed,” says architect Joe Patrick Robbins AIA. “Never imposing, it speaks quietly of the power and influence of good taste and good sense.” [read more]

 

 

 

Farm Progress
Thu, 09/08/2016 - 10:00

MC Land and CattleAn Oklahoma farm family purchased the 7,722-acre MC Land and Cattle Ranch near Meeteetse, Wyo. The asking price was $8.7 million, or $1,127 per deeded acre (the selling price wasn’t disclosed). Included were 2,594 State of Wyoming lease acres and 506 Bureau of Land Management lease acres. The annual cost for the state lease is about $3,640, while real estate taxes run about $9,100 per year.  [read more

 

 

FOX23News - YouTube
Wed, 08/24/2016 - 09:15

The Osage Nation is celebrating after acquiring 43,000± acres from media mogul, Ted Turner. They are regaining 43,000± acres that was once theirs. They first purchased the ranch back in 1871.  Ted Turner turned the Ranch into a bison raising business and that’s something the VIDEO: Ted Turner turns over Bluestem Ranch to Osage NationOsage Nation says it plans to continue.

Click here to view the video.

 

 

 

 

Wall Street Journal
Tue, 09/06/2016 - 12:30

Elk River SanctuaryThe pharmaceutical executive who developed the cold medicine Mucinex is listing a 350-acre chunk of his ranch outside of Steamboat Springs, Colo., for $16 million. 

John Q. Adams Sr. first put his entire 800-acre ranch on the market for $32.5 million in 2012; the price was lowered to $24.25 million the next year. This time, Mr. Adams is selling a prime slice of the ranch, including a 7,947-square-foot, four-bedroom mountain contemporary home, a horse barn with a caretaker's aparement and 11/2 miles of frontage on the Elk River. [read more]

 

 

Bloomberg
Tue, 08/23/2016 - 15:45

Hobble Diamond Ranch - Bloomberg Video

Hobble Diamond Ranch offers a home on the range to fulfill your dreams of living the cowboy lifestyle on a 30,000-acre spread accentuated by the Yellowstone River running through the property. It can all be yours for the sum of $35 million. Bloomberg's James Tarmy has the details on "Bloomberg Markets." Click here to view the video.

 

 

Land Report
Thu, 08/11/2016 - 11:30

Hall and Hall Celebrates 70 Years

Like millions of other citizen-soldiers, Henry Hall Sr. put a successful career at Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance on hold to serve his country during World War II. By the end of the war, however, his former position as the head of ag lending was no longer available. In fact, the only job at Connecticut Mutual that he could scrounge up wasn't even at headquarters in Harford; it was two time zones west in Colorado as an agricultural loan correspondent. Faced with few options, Henry and Nellie Hall journeyed to the Mile High City in 1946 where Henry and his older son, Warren, established Hall and Hall Mortgage Corporation. From this humble beginning, an iconic brand was forged. [read more]

 

 

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