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USDA NASS 2018 Land Values for MT, WY & CO

Posted on: September 13, 2018

The USDA released their National Agricultural Statistics Service Land Values 2018 Summary in August. The report details farm real estate values, which include cropland and pasture values.   For the Mountain Region, which includes Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming, the farm real estate average value per acre is $1,140 / acre, up 0.9 percent from 2017. The blended figure represents a range of $4,200... Read More

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NWFCS Midyear Hay Market Snapshot Summary

Posted on: July 15, 2018

NWFCS Midyear Hay Market Snapshot Summary

Northwest Farm Credit Service (NWFCS) has released their midyear market snapshot on the hay market. The specifics on supply and demand as well as hay prices are summarized by region.   California: The number of acres in alfalfa is the lowest since 1919. Total production has been reduced by 44 percent, which equates to 3.5 million tons.   ... Read More

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Upper Colorado River Pilot Program Ending

Posted on: July 9, 2018

The Upper Colorado River Commission System Conservation Pilot Program (SCPP) will be put on hold after this year. In an effort to boost water levels in Lake Powell, the four-year pilot program paid ranchers and farmers in Colorado,... Read More

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Vitality of the Wyoming Economy

Posted on: February 27, 2018

The vitality of the local economies of towns and regions in Wyoming impacts the every-day lives of landowners. For folks that live on the land and work on their ranches year-round, the growth of regions affects the viability of local school districts, accessibility to health care, and availability of off-farm jobs. For absentee landowners who may visit their ranches a few times a year, rural communities and regional population centers provide them the amenities... Read More

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Conservation Stewardship Program Deadline: March 2

Posted on: February 11, 2018

The deadline for farmers and ranchers to apply for Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) funds through the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) is March 2nd, 2018. This is not the deadline for participants whose contracts expire at the end of 2018 to renew their contracts for an additional five-year period.   The minimum... Read More

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Succession Planning and Governance

Posted on: January 29, 2018

Western Landowners Alliance recently held a seminar called Legacy on the Land. The speakers covered a wide range of topics within the focus of succession planning.  Howard Weiss from the US Trust spoke to the components of succession planning and governance. Succession planning has many elements. Put as a formula, succession planning = farm and... Read More

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Bighorn Mountain Forestry Projects

Posted on: January 18, 2018

Bighorn Mountain Forestry Projects

On the north side of the Bighorn Mountains, two separate, notable logging sale operations are underway. One of the projects is a Wyoming State Forestry Division project. The other is a USFS project referred to as the Johnson Creek timber sale, which spans 585 acres. The differing scale of the two projects creates the need for different crews, harvest and hauling techniques, and end products created from the wood. Montana-based Read More

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Celebrate Wyoming Day

Posted on: January 11, 2018

Saturday January 20th is Wyoming Day at the National Western Stock Show in Cheyenne. Hosted by the Wyoming Stock Growers Association, this event requires advanced registration. If you're interested in attending, you can register here. The RSVP deadline is the 15th.  The Wyoming Day schedule includes: • 7:45 AM - Meet at WSGA... Read More

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Land Values in North Central Montana

Posted on: January 10, 2018

According to Roald Aageson, an appraiser from Northwest Farm Credit Service, values and rents in North Central Montana remained stable from 2016 to 2017. Values for irrigated land increased ranged from $2000 to $3500 / acre whereas rents ranged from $75 to $125 / acre. For rangeland and pasture, values ranged from $250 to $800 / acre and rents from $20 to $40 / AUM. Values for dryland farms per acre... Read More

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RMEF Closes Easement in Southeast Wyoming

Posted on: December 13, 2017

A collaborative effort between Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF), National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) Wyoming, and a private landowner, has resulted in the permanent protection of 2,132 acres in southeast Wyoming. The property, now under conservation easement, provides winter range for up to 500 elk. Three linear miles across the property’s southern property line borders the Read More

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