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January 17, 2024
Nearly two-thirds of the state’s agricultural land will change ownership in the next 20 years. Urban sprawl has been swallowing farms around the peripheries of our nation’s cities.
January 10, 2024
The Yarborough Ranch property was added to the Florida Forever program last month but the 1,300 acres’ destiny is still unclear.
January 08, 2024
In response to a suit claiming they trespassed through the airspace of a ranch, four Missouri hunters trace Western legal history that rebuffed landowners blocking access.
December 21, 2023
Bill Gates’ Nebraska neighbors don’t know he owns the soybean field down the road. Here’s the story of his spending spree, including the massive loan he took out against his land.
December 08, 2023
The billionaire founder of CNN has long owned more Nebraska land than anyone. What becomes of it when he’s gone?
December 04, 2023
Landowners and states need the income non-locals provide, and big game animals definitely need the winter habitat they find only on private land.
November 20, 2023
Seven out-of-state buyers, including a Utah church, a Philadelphia corporate farm and a California investment fund, spent nearly $250 million in the past five years on pricey Nebraska farmland, FFP analysis shows.
Oklahoma governor says China is buying up the state’s farmland. The data he cites points to other countries.
November 09, 2023
Dozens of states and Congress are looking at ways to stop foreign companies from buying American land.
October 11, 2023
Seminole County has previously expressed interest in purchasing the Yarborough property with the state to preserve the rural boundary, protect wildlife, and prevent 300 houses from being built on the natural lands.
October 06, 2023
The nearly 14 million people of color who live in rural America face unique challenges. This six-part RNN series explores the issues these communities are facing and what some are doing to change their fates.
October 03, 2023
Wilson Creek’s recreational areas are attracting an increasing number of visitors, particularly from the Latino community, countering national trends of low visitation to public lands by communities of color.
October 03, 2023
The latin phrase “to the stars through difficulty” is a fitting description of a burgeoning private space industry that brings a lot of economic development to one of the poorest rural counties in New Mexico.
October 02, 2023
An administrative process to offload 640 very valuable acres in the heart of Jackson Hole is underway.
September 08, 2023
The agency is taking a hard look at how to protect land and wildlife while welcoming ever more visitors.
Family legacies and the state’s Jim Crow past underlie a fight over mineral rights on a stretch of South Texas scrubland
August 24, 2023
Descendants of a prominent white family and a formerly enslaved couple are fighting over ownership — and the oil and gas royalties that would come with it — of an 147.5-acre tract that has bound and divided generations of their families.