With some 96 percent of the Texas landscape being held by private ownership, let’s look at some of the pleasures and treasures that are reflective of today’s interest in owning a piece of Texas.
The largest overhaul of the U.S. tax code in three decades went into effect this year, impacting farmers, ranchers and other rural landowners in a variety of ways. For the most part, financial experts anticipate benefits for these groups.
Whether you’re setting up a camp in a rural area or starting a house on an empty lot, you’ll need some power to truly make it livable. Here's a guide to running power or electricity to your land.
There are few industries that offer as much of an opportunity to profoundly impact client satisfaction through basic customer-service strategies as what you find in wildlife-based recreational enterprises. Our regular columnist outlines his ten tips for customer-service success.
If you make money by selling, leasing or developing raw land, you can put these same strategies to work for your future with a self-directed retirement plan.
My neighbors have solar panels. Each time I drive up our driveway those panels glare back at me with judgement. ...
Raising livestock can be a rewarding but sometimes risky business. One risk management tool available to producers is livestock insurance, which can pay off both financially and in terms of peace of mind.
When it comes to brush work, it’s been said that you should know your plants, know their values and know how to manipulate them. So, as a land owner, don't simply focus on goals that only suit the needs of today but consider how to best preserve or enhance your land values for tomorrow.
Your lawn should be the pride of your landscaping. Thick, vibrant green grass makes any outdoor space more beautiful, drives up your property values, and keeps your yard cool and comfortable. Unfortunately, you probably can’t get the lush lawn of your dreams without help.
The Mountain West is a region of majesty and beauty. The wide mountain range lends to native plants that can survive in adverse conditions. The following native plants of the Mountain West can be seen in various habitats and do well in area gardens and landscapes.
If you live in the American Midwest or Southwest, you are surely no stranger to the difficulties of trying to maintain a luscious, verdant garden. It can be incredibly hot and dry, making it tough to cultivate many strands of ornamental plants.
Feral pigs, also called wild hogs, can pose a problem to landowners growing valuable crops. Join the author as she rides along on a South Carolina hog hunt to learn more about the connection between hunters and farmers to control this destructive species.
Noticing native wild plants in your area, and then choosing them for your own garden, is a great way to make sure your outdoor space looks great year round. Here are three selections for the Southeastern states of North Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
Building a log cabin from the ground up can be complicated, time-consuming and stressful. Here are some tips for finding the right piece of land, building your cabin and options for pre-made cabins to help the project go as smoothly as possible.
With the right tools and some dedication, you can turn your rundown shed, barn or cottage into a useful and attractive outbuilding. Here are five essential pieces of equipment that you'll need to get the project done.
Feeling overwhelmed about how you're going to manage that sprawling new acreage you've just purchased? Fret not. Our expert shares her insights for keeping your land beautiful, natural and manageable.
There are more than a few eco-friendly ways to heat your home, so we’ve compiled a list of some of the more popular alternatives to help you think sustainably and keep your home warm this winter.
While farmers and ranchers confront the same problems as any business owner regarding succession planning, wealth preservation and estate taxes, they also face many unique issues. Specific tax rules, regulations, and the nature of their industry requires a specialized focus and expertise when planning for such clients.
Wind developers rely on landowners to make their terrain available for wind turbine construction. This mutually beneficial agreement gives wind ...
Greg Simons’ quarterly column focuses on the enterprise aspects of wildlife-based recreation that takes place on private lands across the country.