Latest Agricultural land use News

Farming, water and Wall Street on Colorado’s Western Slope

Sep. 14, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

LOMA, Colo. (AP) — Under the blazing afternoon sun, Joe Bernal navigates a shiny-green John Deere tractor onto a dirt road a few miles north of downtown Fruita. Bernal is headed to cut hay in a field a few hundred feet down the road. On his way, he points out the land his family has acquired over...

Farmland where Civil War battle occurred to be preserved

Jul. 31, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

VARINA, Va. (AP) — Growing up in Varina in the 1940s and ’50s, Howard Eberly played on his family’s farm, swam in the creek and found “treasures” on the land. Turns out, some of those treasures are significant historic artifacts. The Eberly family moved from Pennsylvania to...

Acres of Whidbey Island farmland, forest, beach, preserved

Jul. 02, 2022 10:12 AM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Staff at the Whidbey Camano Land Trust in Washington state knew they had to act quickly when a 226-acre (91-hectare) beachfront property south of Coupeville came on the market last December. From the water, boaters may have seen the red house, old windmill,...

North Dakota AG clears farmland purchase tied to Bill Gates

Jun. 30, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's attorney general has found the sale of a couple thousand acres of prime farmland to a group tied to Bill Gates complies with a Depression-era law meant to protect family farms because the land is being leased back to farmers. The state's Republican...