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California Emerges from Prolonged Drought

Recent rains and substantial winter storms have put an end to a harrowing stretch of Exceptional Drought that has plagued the Golden State. At its worst, the crippling conditions covered two-thirds of the state, decimating agriculture, aiding wildfires, and forcing

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

The Land Report Top Ten: Winter 2016

Coastal compounds, a Rocky Mountain retreat, Texas ranches, and a Florida key take top honors. — The Editors 1. Sandow Lakes Ranch (Texas): $250 million This 33,777-acre acre Central Texas sanctuary is being sold by Alcoa. Bernard Uechtritz, international real

Posted in California, Colorado, Conservation, Equestrian, Feature, Florida, Hunting, Massachusetts, News Desk, Northeast, Pacific, Recreation, Residential Property, Southwest, Texas, Water, West

2016 Land Report 100: Emmerson Family

No. 3 Emmerson Family 1,950,000+ acres (up 35,000 acres) Next time you drive past a construction site, take a close look at the frames being hoisted into place. Or the windows and the doors. Don’t be surprised if you spy

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Posted in California, Feature, Land Report 100, Pacific, Timber, Washington

EPA Claims No Legal Authority to Pay $1.2 Billion in Gold King Spill Cleanup Claims

Agency cites sovereign immunity, lack of Congressional authority. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has concluded that the agency is not legally able to pay compensation for claims brought in connection with the three million gallons of waste released from the

Posted in Colorado, Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Public Land, Water, West

Food Costs Fall, and Farmland Values Follow

Not even the Cubs’ World Series victory could prevent the Corn Belt from enduring a fourth straight quarter of year-over-year declines in farmland values. — The Editors NATIONAL – TREND Only a few years have passed since commodity prices reached

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

2016 Land Report 100: Ted Turner

No. 2 Ted Turner 2,000,000+ acres (down 43,000 acres) In June, Turner Ranches sold the 43,000-acre Bluestem Ranch in Oklahoma to the Osage Nation for $74 million. During Turner’s 15-year ownership tenure, the Bluestem produced bison to restock herds on

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Feature, Great Plains, Land Report 100, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Public Land, Southwest, West

Australian Cattle Barons Drop Bid for Kidman Ranch Empire

Australian billionaire Gina Rinehart, Chinese conglomerate set to emerge successful with their joint offer. Text by Rob Taylor A group of Australian ranchers has withdrawn its offer for the country’s biggest cattle empire, S. Kidman & Co., leaving the way

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Feature, International, News Desk

Essentials: Serious Gear for Serious Work

Who better than our friends at Orvis to give us an update on the latest and greatest sporting gear. Photography by Gustav Schmiege III Produced by Angela Caron Lethal Weapon “If you could do anything you wanted to customize a

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Posted in Dogs, Editor's Choice, Feature, Gustav Schmiege, Hunting, Recreation, Water

Land Report January 2017 Newsletter

Landowners from coast to coast have been battered and blessed in 2017, including: The EPA’s decision not to pay compensation for the Gold King Mine spill. The much anticipated end to California’s prolonged drought. Hope to see you Friday, Feb.

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Colorado, Federal Policy, Hawaii, Minerals, Newsletter, Pacific, Public Land, Water, West

SOLD! Elephant Aid International Closes on an 846-Acre Ranch

Elephant Aid International founder Carol Buckley purchased a cattle ranch 30 miles northwest of Tallahassee. The property features ideal elephant habitat: a mix of rolling pastures and live oaks as well as several lakes. Known as the Piergiovanni Ranch, it

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Georgia, News Desk, South

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