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By Vinny Delgado, Ranch Sales, Licensed in MT Throughout history, water has always been the lifeline to survival in the west. Stonehouse Ranch in Reed Point, Montana, was and still is no exception. There is no question the founders of its remarkable resting point picked its spot because of the nearby high-production springs that are […]
By Jason Miller, Miller Recreational A ranch’s property and conservation value are heavily influenced by water—be that solid water rights to support agricultural production or live water that can support a wild trout fishery. However, most landowners in the Western U.S. are keenly aware that the “new normal” of the hydrologic cycle means less year-to-year […]
By Troy Dana, Designated Broker, Licensed in WA, AK ESG (environmental, social, and governance) is a general term used in capital markets and by investors to evaluate corporate behavior to determine the future financial performance/benefit of investing in new companies and innovations. ESG is the new standard by which corporations, non-profits, and start-ups stand out […]
By Richard W. Dickinson, Benchmark Advisors It is always surprising to me how few people are familiar with conservation easements and the tax benefits provided. The enabling legislation was first enacted in the early 1980s, and while thousands of easements have been placed since that time, it is still a relatively unknown and/or misunderstood opportunity. […]
Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) Helps Landowners Protect and Restore Key Land Assets
Protecting agricultural land assets just became easier for ranch buyers and owners when Agricultural Secretary, Tom Vilsack, announced on November 16, 2015, that $350 million will be available to help landowners protect and restore key farmlands, grasslands, and wetlands across the United States. The funding is provided through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP), created […]