Since the early 1800s, settlers have braved the perils of disease, nature, and fatigue associated with their journey out west. Today western states like Nebraska, Colorado, Montana, Oklahoma, Wyoming, South Dakota, and California are still fertile areas for prospective ranches or farm land. There is plenty of western land for sale, proving that the American dream is still alive for many.
A ranch is a specific type of farm that specializes in the raising of livestock like cattle, goats, pigs, sheep, and horses. Due to the rugged yet fertile climate many horse ranches and cattle ranches become popular tourist sites where families can relive the life of cowboys and cowgirls. Many dairy farms have started from humble origins by fulfilling a niche in the diary market with milk, cheese, yogurt, or frozen dairy treats. For those who love animals and want to work in the outdoors a ranch could prove to be a worthy life to live.
America thrives off of our agriculture industry, which impacts the economy of Texas by around $36.4 billion every year. There are around 2.2 million farms across the U.S., with California grossing the highest agricultural cash receipts in the nation although Texas has the highest farm real estate in America. California’s farmers make the most money off of almonds, dairy and dairy products, and grape wine; other crops like artichokes, dates, figs, raisins, kiwis, olives, clingstone peaches, pistachio nuts, prunes, pomegranates, sweet rice, and walnuts are included among the 66 regularly produced crops in the state. Farmers often live their lives based on the principles of hard work and self-sufficiency; this is why as many as 96.4% of farms in the nation are owned by families that pass these values on to future generations. If you want to pursue your own American dream, why not journey out west and settle your homestead on some new land for sale?