How the decline of hunting is changing the natural order of things
Once common fall rituals are fading. In rural New England not long ago hunters walked logging roads, shotguns in hand, looking for grouse. On the Great Lakes hundreds once lay in flatboats amid flotillas of duck decoys, waiting for the great formations of ducks to darken the sky. And in the South men gathered in [...]
Farmland Reaps Bonanza for TIAA as Commodities Rise
TIAA-CREF, the largest U.S. manager of retirement funds, bought $340 million of farmland in seven states in December. George Washington University plans to earmark $100 million for agricultural investments during the next year.
Farmland is having its biggest revival in almost 30 years as demand for corn and soybeans from Asia and the ethanol industry [...]
Voters Give ‘Thumbs Up’ to Georgia Forests
By an overwhelming margin Georgia voters approved Amendment 1 on November 4. Passage of this historic measure, supported by leading agricultural, environmental, sportsmen and business organizations, will lead to the implementation of the Georgia Forest Land Protection Act of 2008. Amendment 1, which according to one source drew the largest number of votes of any [...]