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Here’s a look at a few trends that may redefine what ranching looks like.
Burke Teichert | Aug 06, 2020
Occasionally I see or hear someone’s description of the ranch of the future. So far, I haven’t seen or heard one that I think does a very good job; and this one may do no better. Let’s consider cattle ranches that, in addition to cattle, may have other livestock or cropping enterprises I see all types and kinds of cattle ranches. There are several types of hobby ranches. Some are owned by wealthy people who want to have a fancy showplace where they can enjoy the scenery and outdoor activities. Without wanting to offend, I struggle to call them ranches. They seem like recreation venues situated on a pretty piece of real estate; and I can’t…
Whether a family sells the ranch or keeps it and is looking for a manager, absentee ownership is on the rise. Here are tips on how to find the right person to manage your operation.
Aug 24, 2017
In this article, we’ll look at how an absentee ranch owner can find and qualify a ranch manager to oversee the operation. Often, an absentee owner can begin the search by asking neighboring ranches or ag-related business owners in town for names of possible candidates. This is where the reputation of potential candidates becomes critical. A person’s reputation includes what others say about him, his track record and his successes. Talk to those he has worked with and worked for. You will find those who have glowing admiration and those who will grind an axe…
President Trump called on Congress to send him a bill that would fully and permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which was established by Congress in 1964, and restore our national parks. On August 4, 2020, President Trump signed the Great American Outdoors Act into law, alongside bipartisan support from Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester. It is being called
"The biggest land conservation legislation in a generation"
This funding is much needed to fix deferred maintenance at national parks, wildlife refuges, forests, and other federal lands, with $6.5 billion earmarked specifically to the 419 national park units. The number of visitors to the national parks system has increased by 50 percent since 1980, but the parks’ budget has…