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Broker Spotlight - Interview with Sam Middleton

Posted in: Texas Ranches, Testimonials, Ranch Resources, New Mexico Ranches, Colorado Farm and Ranch

Chas S Middleton Team
Chas S Middleton Team
When looking for an example of a family run business, one would be hard pressed to find a better example than Chas S. Middleton & Son. Located in Lubbock, Texas, the company was founded by Charles Middleton in 1920. Almost a full century later, the company is thriving with a solid reputation as premier ranch brokers and land value experts in Texas, New Mexico, Kansas, Colorado and Oklahoma.

While some traits are inherent and consistent in each generation, like integrity, hard work and dedication, each generation has also brought its own contribution to the business, capitalizing on current markets, technologies and trends.

The Farm Credit Network - Lending Support for Rural America

Posted in: Texas Ranches, Texas Farms, New Mexico Ranches, Colorado Farm and Ranch, Ranch Resources

The Farm Credit Network - Lending Support for Rural America. Farm Credit is a nationwide network of borrower-owned lending institutions that provide farm loans, rural loans and other ag loans across the U.S.

Texas Farm Loan Programs Division

Posted in: Texas Ranches, Texas Farms, Cattle Ranches, Farming

FSA makes direct and guaranteed farm ownership (FO) and operating loans (OL) to family-size farmers and ranchers who cannot obtain commercial credit. FSA loans can be used to purchase land, livestock, equipment, feed, seed and supplies.

How EQIP Works in Texas and how to Apply for EQIP Programs

Posted in: Texas Ranches, Cattle Ranches, Ranch Resources, Hunting, Recreation

Have you ever wondered how EQIP (Environmental Quality Incentives Program) Programs offered through the NRCS (Natural Resources Conservation Services) work? This article will outline what the programs are, along with how to apply.

Negotiating Transmission Line Easements

Posted in: Texas Ranches, Texas Farms, New Mexico Ranches, Colorado Farm and Ranch, Ranch Resources

Condemnation constantly threatens private landowners. Every year pipelines and power lines weave a tighter and tighter web across the landscape. (from Tierra Grande)

Wind Rights and Wrongs

Posted in: Texas Ranches, Texas Farms, New Mexico Ranches, Colorado Farm and Ranch, Ranch Resources

The state’s landscape is changing both physically and legally, especially in West Texas. Wind turbines appear on previously barren horizons, ushering in a new revenue source for landowners and new questions for attorneys. (from Tierra Grande)

Wildlife Management Property Tax Valuation: If your trapping hogs, your almost there!

Posted in: Texas Ranches, Hunting, Texas Farms, Recreation, Recreational Ranches

Do you trap or hunt feral hogs on your property? Would you like to save on your tax bill?

Range Condition: Key To Sustained Ranch Productivity

Posted in: Texas Ranches, New Mexico Ranches, Colorado Farm and Ranch, Cattle Ranches, Ranch Resources

What is range condition? | How does range condition differ from forage condition? | Why is range condition important to me? | How do I determine the species composition of my rangeland? | What is range trend? | How do I monitor range trend? | How do I improve range condition? | How fast does range condition change? | What range condition class is best for me

Determining the Age of Whitetail Deer

Posted in: Recreational Ranches, Recreation, Hunting

Knowing how to tell the age of an animal has been an important skill for managers and users of animals for hundreds of years. Selecting an animal the right age for a particular use was a mark of an experienced herdsman.