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2016 Land Report 100: Fisher Family

No. 21 Fisher Family 440,000 acres (NEW TO LIST) Gap cofounders Donald and Doris Fisher turned their attention to ecofriendly timber production in 1998 when they established Mendocino Redwood Company. A decade later, the couple acquired Pacific Lumber, which they

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

Sale of Australia’s S. Kidman & Co. Garners Deal of the Year Honors

Other honorees from 2016 include Ranchland Deal of the Year, Agriculture Deal of the Year, and Timberland Deal of the Year. A remarkable series of landmark transactions takes center stage in the Spring 2017 issue of The Magazine of the

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Feature, Great Plains, Illinois, International, Midwest, News Desk, Oklahoma, Timber

2016 Land Report 100: Simplot Family

No. 20 Simplot Family 443,091 acres At The J.R. Simplot Company website, Jack Simplot is described as possessing “a gambler’s intuition and a shrewd businessman’s judgment.” Proof of that came at age 14, when the youngster quit school to go

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Posted in Agriculture, Conservation, Feature, Idaho, Land Report 100, West

Rayonier to Acquire 95,100 Acres in Southeast

Jacksonville-based timber REIT Rayonier announced that it has entered into three separate transactions with different sellers in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina to acquire approximately 95,100 acres of high-quality industrial timberlands. The aggregate purchase price will be $217 million ($2,280

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Posted in Feature, Florida, Georgia, News Desk, South, South Carolina, Timber

FOR SALE: Historic Cabin Bluff hunting and fishing retreat in Georgia

Historic Cabin Bluff

Shepherded for centuries and protected by a national seashore, this historic saltwater plantation enjoys one-of-a-kind status as America’s oldest hunting club. “Cabin Bluff has been kept mostly intact, and that’s a very unique feature,” says LandVest’s Jonathan Burt. “It’s a

Posted in Feature, Georgia, South, Timber

Parker Ranch Sues to Foreclose

Hawaii’s historic Parker Ranch has filed a foreclosure lawsuit against Michael Saalfeld, a German clean energy entrepreneur. According to Pacific Business News, Saalfeld agreed to pay $49.5 million to purchase a total of 3,509 acres in 35 parcels from the

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Posted in Cattle, Feature, Hawaii, News Desk, Pacific

2016 Land Report 100: Westervelt Heirs

No. 19 Westervelt Heirs 477,000 acres (NEW TO LIST) Founded in 1884 as Prairie States Paper Company by Herbert Westervelt, the family-owned company is based in Tuscaloosa and currently operates in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and South Carolina. Business divisions

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Posted in Alabama, Conservation, Energy, Feature, Florida, Georgia, Land Report 100, Mississippi, South, South Carolina, Timber, Water

Bumper Crop Gird Land Values

Farmland values in the Midwest decreased by just 1 percent in 2016, thanks to record-setting production numbers. At 15.1 billion bushels, US corn production in 2016 jumped 11 percent over 2015 to set a new record. Soybeans enjoyed a similar

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

BLM Admits to Survey Errors

A long-standing dispute over the Texas–Oklahoma state line that jeopardized private landholdings along a 116-mile stretch of the Red River has been put on hold. In a letter filed in the Northern District Court in Wichita Falls, the agency admitted

Posted in Feature, Federal Policy, Oklahoma, Public Land, Southwest, Texas

2016 Land Report 100: Stimson Family

No. 18 Stimson Family 500,000 acres (NEW TO LIST) One of the oldest forest products companies in the nation, Stimson Lumber Company pre-dates the Civil War. The family owns significant fir, pine, and cedar operations in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and

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Posted in Feature, Idaho, Land Report 100, Montana, Oregon, Pacific, Timber, Washington, West

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