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Ranch Investors Podcast Episode #15
Posted: January 20th 2021
Episode #15 of the Ranch Investors podcast has been released, and is titled "Why even listen to this podcast?"  Want to know what goes on behind the scenes here at Ranch Investor Podcast? In this episode, we invite our audience to actively participate in the production of our high-quality content. This episode is all about you the audience, the listener. You are why we do this so grab a pen, take...
Andy Rahn featured on Montana Business Vlog
Posted: January 6th 2021
Andy Rahn sat down with Joel Silverman of Silverman Law Office on June 8, 2020 to be interviewed for the Montana Business Vlog.  We discussed the development of Montana Land Source, and how Andy has gone from professional appraiser to entrepreneur and the challenges he's faced along the way. The Montana Business Vlog and Podcast is produced by Silverman Law Office and SocialFlixx, and hosted by...
Ranch Investors Podcast Episode #14
Posted: January 5th 2021
Episode #14 of the Ranch Investors podcast has been released, and is titled "Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is."  Don't be "that guy"... without looking across the fence and making value-judgments of our neighbors, Jess Peterson from Western Skies Strategies, eloquently states how you can do more with your ranch investment. From maximizing your ecological and conservation goals, to actually...
Ranch Investors Podcast Episode #13
Posted: December 23rd 2020
Episode #13 of the Ranch Investors podcast has been released, and is titled "Never take a gun to a water fight"  How do you maximize the value of your water rights, if you have any water rights at all? Do you even know if these have intrinsic value or are they simple smoke-and-mirrors? Are your water rights marketable? In this episode, we hear from Russ Radliff who stopped by for a recording...
Ranch Investors Podcast Episode #12
Posted: December 9th 2020
Episode #12 of the Ranch Investors podcast has been released, and is titled "Opportunity Zones for Farm and Ranch: Is it worth it?"  Estate and Tax Planning Specialist Joel Silverman of Silverman Law Office and the MTBIZVLOG joins us to talk about the do's and don'ts of Opportunity Zone investing for Farm and Ranch.  
Cash rental rates hold steady in Montana
Posted: December 3rd 2020
AgEconMT.com, the outreach website for the Montana State University - Department of Agricultural Economics department, recently published a post summarizing and recapping USDA cash rent survey data for Montana.  The data shows steady ag land cash rents since 2000, which is in sharp contrast to land value appreciation over the same period.  This highlights the ongoing decoupling of income...
Ranch Investors Podcast Episode #11
Posted: December 2nd 2020
Episode #11 of the Ranch Investors podcast has been released, and is titled "Ranch Investing. Can't lose?!"  Free government money in farming and ranching!? Ranch investing must be a "can't lose" proposition!!! Melissa "Missy" Wacker introduces us to government-subsidized insurance programs, as well as government-subsidized improvements that have proven to benefit landowners. Can you bank on this...
Ranch sales boom as COVID migrants seek refuge
Posted: November 23rd 2020
The Billings Gazette recently ran an article on ranch sales booming in Montana due to the coronavirus.  The article featured Andy Rahn from Montana Land Source, as well as seasoned Montana ranch brokers, and highlighted the reasons why buyers have been seeking out land in Montana at such a high level in 2020.  These reasons include escaping the coronavirus (Montana had low COVID-19 numbers for...
Dueling Dinosaurs
Posted: November 18th 2020
UPDATE - The infamous Montana 'Dueling Dinosaurs' fossils that were discovered on a Montana ranch in 2006, and subject to a high-profile court case as to whether they belonged to the surface or to mineral right owners, will end up in a North Carolina museum. A non-profit organization called Friends of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences acquired the fossils with private funds, and then...
Ranch Investors Podcast Episode #10
Posted: November 11th 2020
Episode #10 of the Ranch Investors podcast has been released, and is titled "When to lawyer up?"  How do you prepare your ranch for the worst while planning for the best?  Property rights, water rights, and legislation covered herein... Be prepared to drink through a fire-hose as we introduce another legendary Lund, the ever charismatic and animated Hertha Lund as she schools us on the state of...