Category Archives: Industry News
The beef market reached record highs in 2014, but that’s all in the rearview mirror. Now, farmers are looking forward to the market outcome this year, and outlook has been mostly optimistic. According to former Oregon Cattlemen’s Association president Bill Hoyt, although June beef prices weren’t as high as a year ago, they are still considerably better than the years that preceded 2014. Read the rest of this entry
Philip Anschutz, one of the richest men in America, with over $12 billion in assets, is seeking to build the nation’s largest wind farm in his Wyoming ranch, a 500-square-mile high-desert expanse. As the owner of the Power Company of Wyoming, Anschutz seeks to generate power with the wind farm and ship it to California—a potentially huge market for renewable energy—via transmission line. Read the rest of this entry
A growing number of people appear to like the idea of ‘going home’ to a farm or ranch. This is the reason tours and weddings held at such locations are all the rage nowadays. In fact, some farmers and rural folk have started hosting such events on their properties to generate additional income. Read the rest of this entry
People have a responsibility toward their environment. They are obligated to keep that community as healthy, diverse, resilient, and productive as possible, ensuring that they carry out their activities in the most sustainable ways. This is the idea behind land stewardship. Read the rest of this entry
Looking for pristine Wyoming ranches for sale with the best water quality? Then look no further than those located at Jackson Hole. The locale’s water—courtesy of The Aspens Water and Sewer District—recently won in a water taste contest held by the Wyoming Association of Rural Water Systems at its annual trade show. Read the rest of this entry
The Utah Legislature recently passed HCR 8, dubbed as the Concurrent Resolution on Carbon Sequestration on Rangelands. This resolution—authored by Rep. Mike Noel, R-Kanab and David Hinkins, R-Orangeville, and signed by Gov. Gary Herbert on March 25, 2015—emphasizes that soil sequestration of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) in forest and rangeland soils is the Beehive State’s primary approach regarding any federally initiated efforts in dealing with global climate issues. Read the rest of this entry
Drought is agriculture’s worst enemy. A major water shortage can put food production—from corn to cattle—to a total standstill. California should be a wake-up call for the rest of the country to prepare a long-term plan to mitigate its effects. As it stands, it’s unlikely for this year’s drought to end anytime soon. Read the rest of this entry
Ranches are a great place to retire. Wyoming is a great place to retire. Therefore, Wyoming ranches for sale are a godsend.
The latest study by Bankrate ranked all 50 states by their cost of living, crime rate, community well-being, healthcare quality, tax rate, and weather. Wyoming came out on top due to its low crime rate, low tax rate, and great weather. Of the top ten states, Wyoming and eight others are landlocked, meaning the best places aren’t always beaches. Read the rest of this entry
Collaboration is an important part of any industry, and recently, it has been reiterated for the agricultural sector of Colorado. In the recently concluded Colorado State University Agricultural Innovation Summit, the need for collaboration to secure the state agriculture’s future was the theme of Gov. John Hickenlooper’s speech, and the participants surely got the message. Among his other points, Hickenlooper highlighted that agriculture businesses and the rest of the Coloradans need to work together to effectively manage the state’s water resources, which is indispensable in the industry.
There are different kinds of farms and ranches. Each will have unique perks that can encourage you to acquire one as a profitable venture. Several farmers and cowboys constantly share the merits of owning and operating a ranch, especially the benefits related to the kind of lifestyle and lucrative business that the property can bring.