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Owning Versus Renting Ranch Land

Large tracts of ranch land are one of the biggest requirements for a successful cattle operation, and that invariably opens up the timeless debate of whether it’s more beneficial to

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End-of-the-year considerations for the family farm

THE MEDIA would like us to think that the family farm is almost a thing of the past. But, we did our own research and, not surprisingly, the opposite is

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A positive report on farmer perception of the general public

FARMS AND RANCHERS have long acted as stewards of the environment, with the majority taking care of the land, air, and water to the best of their abilities and current

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From the Editor’s Desk: Do you teach your kids agriculture?

THIS PAST SPRING, we were able to take our kids to a local farm for u-pick blueberries. It was a nice pre-summer day — breezy, but still hot by non-Floridian

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Stewards of the land and our environment

OFTENTIMES, FARMERS, RANCHERS and other ag folks are portrayed as being at odds with environmentalists and conservationists. Nothing could be further from the truth. As an agriculture and environmental lawyer,

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Technology update: Taking a bird’s eye view of your ag operation

A picture IS worth a thousand words. And you can take advantage of that by taking a bird’s eye view of your farm or ranch, using software like Google Earth

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Property appraisers can help with land-holding strategies

Land values along Florida’s coast are starting to improve. And, fortunately, that upward trend should eventually affect the central part of our state. But, while we wait to see what

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Flooding in Florida?

The impacts to an agricultural operation from flooding, whether caused by a neighbor or by a government, are devastating. The law in Florida, while generally considered to be highly favorable

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Managing Your Land During Unpredictable Weather

The cold weather blast that came through the weekend prior to Christmas seemed to sneak up on us. Once again, I was amazed by the difference between the forecasted temperatures

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The proof is in the pictures

In land management and farming, there is always something new that comes along. It is crucial to stay on top of your crops and know exactly what needs to be