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Stable Farmland Values Trump Falling Commodity Prices

Year-over-year farmland values in the Corn Belt are holding steady; however, in the most recent quarter, an uptick in Iowa and in Wisconsin pulled overall values in the Seventh District into positive territory for 2018. — The Editors NATIONAL –

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

EPA Declares Biomass Carbon Neutral

In a major policy shift that benefits timberland owners, EPA administrator Scott Pruitt announced that biomass will be considered carbon neutral for the purposes of regulating emissions from sources such as power plants that burn wood. Biomass proponents hailed the

Posted in Conservation, Energy, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Timber

Land Report 2017 Agriculture Deal of the Year: Central Valley Farmland

The nation’s largest publicly traded farmland real estate investment trust stayed true to its business model with a nine-figure acquisition in 2017. Denver-based Farmland Partners (FPI) paid Singapore’s Olam International Limited $110 million to acquire 5,100 acres of permanent crop

Posted in Agriculture, California, Eric OKeefe, Farming, Feature, News Desk, Pacific

Private Land Seizures Underway in Rio Grande Valley

McAllen Mayor Jim Darling reports that 167 landowners in Hidalgo County have received condemnation notices from the federal government. The notices arrived as Customs and Border Protection personnel informed South Texas officials from cities, counties, and foreign trade zones along

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Posted in Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Southwest, Texas

Land Report 2017 Ranchland Deal of the Year: Cielo Vista Ranch

Arguably the finest hunting ranch in North America, this Southern Colorado gem boasts the world’s highest privately-owned peak. Text by Eric O’Keefe | Photography courtesy of Mirr Ranch Group Those of you lucky enough to attend the 2015 Land Report

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Posted in Colorado, Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Hunting, News Desk, Recreation, West

Land Report July 2018 Newsletter

The robust US economy means plenty of transactions to report in our July newsletter, including: Colorado’s Grizzly Ranch sells for $18.5 million Red Lodge Creek Estate goes to auction on August 30 A 157-acre mountaintop in Beverly Hills lists for $1

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Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, California, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Developers, Farming, Hunting, Minerals, Montana, News Desk, Newsletter, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, Southwest, Taxes, Texas, Water, West

Looking Back At Clayton Williams Jr.

When our inaugural issue (inset right) came off the press, this native Texan ranked No. 59 on the 2007 Land Report 100 with 146,655 acres in Far West Texas. By 2010, Claytie’s cattle ranches spread out over six counties, and

Posted in Auctions, Cattle, Energy, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Land Report 100, Southwest, Texas

Supreme Court Rules 5-4 in Florida v. Georgia

A divided court gives Florida another opportunity to draw more water out of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint basin and away from Atlanta. A decades-long legal battle that has thus far incurred more than $100 million in legal fees took an unexpected turn

Posted in Feature, Federal Policy, Florida, Georgia, News Desk, South, Water

Land Report 2017 Conservation Deal of the Year: St. Phillips Island

Ted Turner Parts With His Beloved Island Ted Turner has spent his professional career crafting great deals. In December, he signed off on a whale of an opportunity, but not for himself. For the people of South Carolina. Turner parted

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Posted in Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Feature, News Desk, South, South Carolina, Water

The Land Report Top Ten: Spring 2018

The nation’s leading land listings feature an average price tag of $155 million. — The Editors 1. Molokai Ranch (Hawaii): $260 million Pictured above, this 55,574-acre ranch ranks as one of the Aloha State’s largest and encompasses more than one-third

Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Equestrian, Feature, Florida, Hawaii, Hunting, News Desk, Pacific, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Southwest, Texas, Water, West

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