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2017 Land Report Texas Top X

Sandow Lakes has one of the largest bundles of water rights on to market. — The Editors 1. Sandow Lakes Ranch: $250 million This 33,777-acre Central Texas sanctuary features a sea of water rights and has been owned by Alcoa USA since

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Feature, Hunting, Recreation, Residential Property, Southwest, Texas, Water

SOLD! Blue Apron Acquires Sustainable Meat Producer BN Ranch

Niman Ranch founder Bill Niman has sold his BN Ranch brand to California-based meal delivery service Blue Apron. BN Ranch has been a supplier of grass-fed beef to Blue Apron for two years. Terms were not disclosed. Niman will remain

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Conservation, Farming, Feature, News Desk, Pacific

Land Report April 2017 Newsletter

President Trump has directed the Department of the Interior to review all national monuments designated over the past two decades that exceed 100,000 acres. This includes monuments established by Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama. Other updates in this month’s newsletter include: Hawaii’s

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Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Cattle, Conservation, Farming, Federal Policy, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Newsletter, Pacific, Public Land, South, South Carolina, Southwest, Texas

2016 Land Report 100: Ford Family

No. 13 Ford Family 625,000 acres Kenneth Ford (1908–1997) started out in 1936 with a single sawmill cobbled together with salvaged equipment near Roseburg, Oregon. From a one-room office, he served as head salesman, logger, and on occasion, camp cook

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Posted in California, Conservation, Feature, Land Report 100, Oregon, Pacific, Timber

Utah Landowners Lose ESA Challenge on Appeal

The 10th US Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a 2014 ruling that limited the ability of federal officials to use the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to protect a species located in a single state. Utah landowners had challenged a US

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Utah, West

2016 Land Report 100: Briscoe Family

No. 12 Briscoe Family 640,000 acres (up 80,000 acres) One family member, Andrew Briscoe, was a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence. Another member — the venerable Dolph Briscoe Jr. — served two terms as the Lone Star State’s

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Feature, Land Report 100, Southwest, Texas

The 13-Million-Acre Man

Go behind the scenes with Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush in our Texas issue. The Magazine of the Texas Landowner brings you an exclusive interview with George Prescott Bush, the 28th Commissioner of Texas’s General Land Office. The Commissioner

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Posted in Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Interviews, Minerals, Public Land, Southwest, Texas, Water

2016 Land Report 100: Wilks Brothers

No. 11 Wilks Brothers 672,000 acres (up 172,000 acres) Brothers Farris and Dan began their careers as bricklayers; they made their fortune in fracking. In 2011, the two sold their 70 percent stake in Frac Tech Holdings for $3.5 billion

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Posted in Cattle, Feature, Hunting, Idaho, Land Report 100, Montana, Recreation, Southwest, Texas, Timber, West

2016 Marks Third Consecutive Drop in Corn Belt Farm Values

The Seventh Federal Reserve District reported a 1% drop in agricultural land values in 2016. This follows decreases of 3% in both 2015 and 2014. Senior Business Economist David Oppedahl noted the following: • The decrease in the agricultural land

Posted in Agriculture, Feature, Federal Policy, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Midwest, Missouri, News Desk, Ohio

2016 Land Report 100: Pingree Heirs

No. 10 Pingree Heirs 830,000 acres) Salem shipping merchant David Pingree purchased his first tract of Maine timberland in 1841. The savvy Bay Stater sensed that the golden age of the clipper ship was coming to an end. Furthermore, the

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Great Lakes, Kentucky, Land Report 100, Maine, Midwest, New Hampshire, Northeast, Ohio, Southwest, Texas, Timber, Wisconsin
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