Looking at the larger land market as we roll into Q2, it appears as though the robust stock market has retained a significant amount of the discretionary dollars which may have otherwise been in the land market. As summer approaches, we are optimistic in regards to the real estate market, but cautious until we see some verifiable sales data with some of the larger rural land offerings. Pricing continues to be the key factor for the buyers and buyers representatives with whom we are routinely communicating with. Farms and ranches priced out of the market continue to remain stagnant with little interest.
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Fishtail Meadows Ranch spans over 678± deeded acres including 320± acres of native pasture, 258± acres of irrigated land and 100± acres riparian/wetlands. The topography of the Ranch is diverse and inviting, transitioning from the riparian land in the cottonwood groves along Fishtail Creek, to the lush irrigated hay meadows, to the native rangeland punctuated with views of the majestic Beartooth Mountains to the south and Crazy Mountains to the north.
Overlooking rolling fields and pastures and punctuated with stunning vistas of the Gallatin and Madison mountain ranges, Hill Farm represents a prime opportunity to own productive farm ground in the desirable Gallatin Valley. This 717± deeded acre farm is conveniently located outside the small, agricultural-based community of Churchill, Montana and within a comfortable 20-minute drive of the dynamic city of Bozeman.
With good water rights from the High Line Canal, this private well-maintained Farm will provide the next owner with productive ground to run either as a farm and livestock operation or as a supplement to a larger agricultural operation.
Mike Swan was honored to be invited to speak at The Seminar Group’s Buying and Selling Ranches in Montana. The two-day seminar in Helena, Montana on March 3oth and 31st addressed unique issues faced by sellers and buyers of agricultural assets in Montana. Anyone involved in the agricultural marketplace, whether they be owners, realtors, lenders, attorneys and other advisors, need to be up to speed on the latest issues to achieve their goals.
Written by Jim McFerson – Director, WSU Research & Extension Center; Professor of Horticulture
Agriculture in the Northwest is not only prepared to embrace innovation and emerging technologies, but is often setting the pace nationally.
Montana has an expansive land mass and a wild-west history to match. As the 4th largest state in our union the scenery transforms from its eastern plains into vast mountain ranges as one travels westward. Nicknamed “Big Sky Country” for its sweeping views, it is also nicknamed the “Treasure State” due to the state’s resources in it gold, silver, copper, oil and coal. Early settlers were attracted to its mining and agricultural opportunities. Conflicts and battles arose when native American Indians were encroached upon by white settlers. The Homestead Act of 1862 further solidified the white man’s presence offering free land to settlers if they indeed “up proved” 160 allotted acres. This was a challenging feat in the arid climate. Soon the railroad made its appearance.
Listing Broker Sam Sanders, based in Salt Lake City represented the Seller of Thompson Ranch, a beautiful recreational and agricultural Utah ranch. Located four miles north of the historic town of Boulder, Utah, this small cattle Ranch offers captivating vistas in every direction. This undisturbed beauty will remain intact as it is bounded on three sides by the immense Dixie National Forest. This 165-acre showplace offers immaculate landscaping surrounding the main residence, guest house, spa building and outbuildings. Although the Ranch is uniquely functional as a summer cattle operation, its natural serenity and beauty provides a perfect haven for all who visit this ideal retreat.
Nestled in a private valley along the North Fork of Crazy Woman Creek amongst the cottonwoods, sandstone cliffs, and lush creek bottom, Long Ranch presents private, executive-style living, live water teeming with trout, a well-designed equestrian facility, and excellent year-round access. Comprised of 662.5± deeded acres, of which 292.9± acres are irrigated, the Ranch is home to an abundance of wildlife and provides private fishing in live water. Located at the base of the Bighorn Mountains approximately 12 miles south of Buffalo, Wyoming, the Ranch enjoys an unparalleled private setting, yet is only a short drive from the amenities of town.