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Russell Gordy: Shooting for the Best

By Henry Chappell Photography by Gustav Schmiege III Russell Gordy has a simple goal for Gordy & Sons: to be the world’s greatest gun store. In the late 1950s, a very young Russell Gordy used to tail an older cousin

Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, Gustav Schmiege, Henry Chappell, Recreation, Southwest, Texas

Texas Land Markets: Far West Texas

Over the last five years, land values in this region have seen 17.85 percent growth, compounded annually. That’s the good news. The catch? Listings are scarce.   Pictured Above: CIRCLE RANCH Location: : Hudspeth County Acres: : 32,000 Price Tag:

Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, News Desk, Southwest, Texas

Fisher Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 26 Fisher Family 440,000 acres Gap cofounders Donald and Doris Fisher own Mendocino Redwood Company and Pacific Lumber, now known as Humboldt Redwood. In 2017, the Fishers funded the Redwood Valley and Santa Rosa Community Recovery Fund to benefit

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

NPR Highlights Estate Planning Workshops for Landowners

All too often, when older farmers and ranchers retire, no one has been prepared to take their place. National Public Radio’s popular All Things Considered took a closer look at this unwelcome phenomenon as well as the steps the University

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Farming, Feature, News Desk, West, Wyoming

Simplot Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 25 Simplot Family 443,000 acres Jack Simplot (1909–2008) quit school and left home in eighth grade. In the 1940s, he pioneered the frozen french fry. At one time the exclusive french fry supplier to McDonald’s, Simplot later expanded his

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Idaho, Land Report 100, Nevada, Oregon, Pacific, Washington, West

Texas Land Markets: Panhandle and South Plains

At $1,089 per acre in 2017, land values in the northernmost reaches of the state have trended in and around the $1,100-per-acre range since 2012.   Pictured Above: MESA VISTA RANCH Location: Roberts County Acres: 64,809 Price Tag: $250 million

Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, News Desk, Southwest, Texas

The Scharbauer Family

In our inaugural Land Report 100 (right), Midland’s Scharbauers ranked No. 78 with 113,532 acres. It was the highest the family would ever rank on our list. The reason, of course, had nothing to do with the prominent West Texans.

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Posted in Equestrian, Feature, Land Report 100, Southwest, Texas

SOLD! New Mexico’s Imus Ranch Sells to RFD-TV Founder

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that Don Imus’s 3,400-acre cattle ranch in the Pecos River Valley east of Santa Fe has sold to RFD-TV founder Patrick Gottsch. The host of Imus in the Morning was employed by RFDTV from

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Posted in Auctions, Cattle, Feature, New Mexico, News Desk, Southwest

McDonald Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 24 McDonald Family 474,000 acres (up 64,000 acres) Based in the Birmingham suburb of Mountain Brook, this Alabama family concentrates the vast majority of their holdings (some 300,000-plus acres) in Maine via Great Northwoods LLC. The McDonalds also own

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Posted in Alabama, Energy, Feature, Land Report 100, Maine, Minerals, Northeast, Residential Property, South, Timber

Washington Governor to Decide Fate of Solar Farm

Jeff and Jackie Brunson have grown alfalfa, Timothy hay, and other crops on their Central Washington farm in Kittitas County. They want to expand their farming operation to include a solar power lease to Seattle-based Tuusso Energy, and Gov. Jay

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Energy, Farming, Feature, Pacific, Washington

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