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2013 Land Report 100: Fasken Family

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No. 59 Fasken Family 165,000 acres In 1913, a Canadian attorney named David Fasken purchased the 222,600-acre C Ranch from the estate of Nelson Morris, a Chicago meatpacker who had bought the acreage in Andrews, Ector, Martin, and Midland counties

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Energy, Feature, Field Reporters, Southwest, Texas

2013 Land Report Best Brokerages: California Outdoor Properties

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California Outdoor Properties californiaoutdoorproperties.com (707) 455-4444 2013 Sales: $100 – $200 Million Who: Specializes in farm, ranch, and recreational land, as well as vineyards, orchards, hunting properties, ocean, lake, and river properties. Wow: Closed a 1,000-acre almond ranch for $25

Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Hunting, Pacific, Recreation

Keystone Pipeline Goes to State Supreme Court

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The Nebraska Supreme Court will wait until September to hear a challenge by landowners and others opposing Gov. Dave Heineman’s decision to let Keystone XL pipeline builder TransCanada use the power of eminent domain to acquire the necessary right of

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Posted in Agriculture, Energy, Farming, Feature, Great Plains, Nebraska, Public Land

Scotland to Limit Land Ownership?

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A recently released report commissioned by the Scottish Government recommends passage of laws limiting private ownership of land. On September 18, Scots will go to the polls to determine whether their homeland will become an independent country or remain a

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, Field Reporters, International

2013 Land Report 100: Langdale Family

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No. 47 Langdale Family 200,000 acres The family’s Langdale Company began in 1894 with a crop of turpentine timber, and today it’s evolved into a diversified enterprise that includes forestry, forest products, and land development. The Langdales made sustainability a

Posted in Conservation, Feature, Georgia, South, Timber

2013 Land Report Best Brokerages: AFM Land Sales

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AFM Land Sales www.afmlandsales.com (704) 527-6780 2013 Sales: $200 – $300 Million Who: Specializing in the brokerage, acquisition, and analysis of timberland, recreational properties, farmland, hunting plantations, and conservation properties. Operates in timberland investment regions from the Pacific Northwest to

Posted in Agriculture, Conservation, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Hunting, Midwest, Northeast, Pacific, Recreation, South, Southwest, Timber, West

Crop Insurance Makeover

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As always, the new Farm Bill has plenty of moving parts, but one of the biggest changes is an overhaul of the USDA’s insurance cost-assistance program. Currently, farmers receive crop insurance subsidies as direct payments. Each year the total of

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Midwest, Northeast, Pacific, South, Southwest, West

Sold! Connecticut’s Copper Beech Farm

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Named for the large copper beech trees populating the property, Copper Beech Farm, a relic of Old Greenwich, has sold! Appearing in The Land Report’s Spring 2014 Top Ten listings of the nation’s priciest properties, this estate occupies 50 acres

Posted in Connecticut, Feature, Field Reporters, Northeast, Residential Property

2013 Land Report 100: Koch Family

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No. 39 Koch Family 239,000 acres This family’s multinational corporation is based in Wichita, Kansas and its subsidiaries are involved in more industry sectors than you can shake a stick at. Koch owns Georgia-Pacific, Koch Pipeline, Koch Fertilizer, Koch Minerals,

Posted in Cattle, Energy, Farming, Feature, Field Reporters, Georgia, Great Plains, Illinois, Kansas, Midwest, Minerals, Minnesota, Montana, South, Southwest, Texas, West

2013 Land Report Best Brokerages: Farmers National Company

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Farmers National Company www.farmersnational.com (800) 346-2650 2013 Sales: > $1 Billion Who: Provides a full line of professional services to buyers, sellers, and landowners. In addition to brokerage services offering private treaty listings, auctions, and a buyer’s agency, FNC offers

Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Cattle, Energy, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Field Reporters, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Hunting, Midwest, Minerals, Northeast, Pacific, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Southwest, Timber, Water, West

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