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The Land Report 2013 Agriculture Deal of the Year: Hager Farm & Ranch

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In 1978, Walter Hager relied on Broker John Wildin to help him buy his first 13 quarters in Kansas. That was also the year he married Virginia Siverson, who became intimately involved in all aspects of their operations. Of her

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Posted in Auctions, Eric OKeefe, Farming, Feature, Great Plains, Kansas

The Land Report 2013 Timberland Deal of the Year: MeadWestvaco Southern Timberlands

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In December, Plum Creek Timber (PCL) cemented its position as one of the nation’s largest private landowners when the timber REIT paid more than $1 billion for a slew of assets from packaging giant MeadWestvaco (MWV), including 501,000 acres of

Posted in Alabama, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Field Reporters, Georgia, South, South Carolina, Timber, Virginia, West Virginia

Equestrian Roundup: Florida’s Wellington

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What’s the cost per acre of land in the most expensive equestrian market in the U.S.? That’s the question I posed to Brad Scherer, a longtime broker in Florida’s Palm Beach County. Scherer’s Atlantic Western Realty Corporation is a full-service

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Posted in Equestrian, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Florida, South

Land Report 2013 Legacy Landowners: Rose Lane & Chuck Leavell | Charlane Plantation

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For three decades, this Georgia couple has practiced what they preached on their cherished plantation, sharing the gospel of stewardship with those they welcome onto their land and the many they meet on their global sojourns. The Land Report is

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Posted in Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Georgia, South, Timber

The Land Report Holiday 2013

The Land Report Holiday 2013

The Holiday 2013 issue of The Magazine of the American Landowner is now available featuring 2013 Legacy Landowners Rose Lane and Chuck Leavell. Best known as the keyboardist for the Rolling Stones, Chuck has spent decades studying and practicing timber management on their

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Posted in Back Issues

War Between the States

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A centuries-old fracas involving a caustic boundary dispute shows no signs of abating. One of the country’s most contentious water wars has reached a boil, and there’s a high probability that a conclusive decision will only emerge courtesy of the

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, Georgia, South, Tennessee, Water

Sixteen Million Bison Burgers Later …

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“Ted didn’t want to be in the cattle business. He didn’t want to be in the hay business. He didn’t want to be in the oil and gas business. He wanted to be in the bison business because it would

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Sporting Ranch Capital to Close Fund I at $30 million

As land values plummeted during the Great Recession, Jay Ellis smelled opportunity. Although fewer properties were being traded and many markets had grown soft, recreational tracts, particularly those with significant water features, were retaining their value far better than others.

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, Field Reporters

High Tide For Descendants

Great movies about landowners and their families have long been a staple of filmmakers. Gone With The Wind, Giant, and Shane immediately come to mind. Few in recent memory can equal the dream run The Descendants has enjoyed during the

Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, Field Reporters

Sold! Fortress Cliffs Ranch

MARCH 29, 2012 POST: Texas Parks & Wildlife voted to sell 2,014 acres of the Fortress Cliffs Ranch adjoining Palo Duro Canyon State Park to Sooter Ranch of Perryton for $2.4 million. The acreage is under a conservation easement held by

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Posted in Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Field Reporters, Magazine, November 2008, Public Land, Recreation, Regional News, Southwest, Topics

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