Montana Land News

Montanan Land Source announcements and News from Montana that relates to land, ownership and mapping.

July 23rd 2014
In a July 22, 2014 editorial, the Billings Gazette expressed it's opinion that Montana real estate sales prices should be made public.  The editorial follows a July 16th Gazette articles, which reported that the Director of the state Revenue Department has told a legislative committee that the Department will ask the 2015 Legislature to change the law to allow real estate sale prices to be...
June 26th 2014
Rahn Land is pleased to announce the addition of the Montana Hunting Districts and Harvest Management Units layer for elk and deer to the Map Viewer. The layer clearly shows hunting district boundaries, and is linked to MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks webpages specific for each district showing district information and harvest statistics. The layer is not displayed by default, as it is not a...
June 16th 2014
The X Hanging Diamond Ranch, listed by Premier Intermountain Properties and located in Fergus County north of Lewistown, will be auctioned on July 17 at 1:30 P.M. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Billings, MT.  The property will be offered in 10 individual parcels, in combinations of parcels or as a whole unit. In order to bid at the auction buyers must be pre-qualified and submit a qualified bid...
April 29th 2014
The Billings Farm & Ranch Brokers have invited Andy Rahn to display the Rahn Land Map Viewer on a large screen at each of their monthly meetings, in order to facilitate the discussion of new and active listings and sales. The first meeting was held on Thursday, May 1, 2014, and was a success. The next meeting will be Thursday, June 5, 8:30 - 9:30 am, in the Madison Room at the Holiday Inn,...
March 24th 2014
Article in Forbes Magazine about larger Montana ranch transactions, and the fall of the market in 2009.  
January 27th 2014
The Annual Land Report 100 profiles the 100 largest land owners in the country.  Eleven of the 100 property owners own property in Montana.  
January 27th 2014
Rahn Land would like to add Farm Service Agency (FSA) field boundary lines to the Rahn Land Map Viewer.  This would allow users to see and identify crop field acres on rural property listings and sales.  This FSA data is called CLU's (Common Land Units).  This data was publicly available up until the 2008 Farm Bill, and has been restricted ever since. Please consider signing the online petition...
January 23rd 2014
A buyer has purchased three adjoining Shields Valley Ranches, creating a large ranch with a total area of 29,457 acres.  As this purchase demonstraits, not all trends are for the breaking up of ranches into smaller parcels.  Rahn Land mapping was utilized by Hall & Hall and the buyer to identify and visualize the configuation of these three connected ranches.  See the linked articles from the...
January 18th 2014
Forbes article on the purchase of the Broken O Ranch, outside Augusta, Montana.  
January 18th 2014
Local articles on the Wilks Brothers, who have purchased hundreds of thousands on acres in Montana.