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The U.S. Department of Agriculture Establishes Climate Hubs

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has established seven regional hubs to address increasing risks from fires, invasive pests, devastating floods, and crippling droughts. Their purpose will be to translate reams of science and research into information that ranchers, forest landowners,

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Farmland Values Plateau in the 4th Quarter

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The most recent quarterly farmland survey released by the Chicago Fed shows the steady rise in farmland values may be about to level off. Prices have been steadily rising, buoyed by increased investor interest as economic distress eased. The latest

Posted in Farming, Feature, Field Reporters, Great Lakes, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Midwest, Wisconsin

Bumper Corn Crop and Worsening Prices May Come Soon

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Expectations that U.S. farmers will harvest a record corn crop this year have many investors wagering that corn futures will continue to fall. Corn prices had already tumbled 37 percent by the end of September, making the grain one of

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The Land Report Fall 2013

Land Report Fall 2013

With 2.2 million acres, John Malone takes top honors for the third consecutive year. His love of land, coupled with his wife’s love of horses, led to several key acquisitions, including a historic Irish castle just south of Dublin and two properties in Wellington, the epicenter of Florida’s equestrian community.

At more than 2 million acres, Ted Turner runs a close second to his good friend. Turner enjoys the distinction of being New Mexico’s largest landowner, and he capitalized on that honor by acquiring the historic Sierra Grande Lodge and Spa in Truth or Consequences. Guests at the Lodge will be able to enjoy tours of Turner’s 156,439-acre Ladder Ranch and his 362,885-acre Armendaris Ranch.

Thanks to his acquisition of the Broken O Ranch, Denver Nuggets owner Stan Kroenke moved up from No. 10 on last year’s list to No. 8 in the rankings. Among the newcomers to this year’s list are Texas’s Wilks Brothers, founders of Frac Tech. Their prized jewel is Montana’s 60,000-acre N Bar Ranch, which they acquired from former Land Report 100er Tom Siebel, founder of Siebel Systems. Another new name on the list is Arthur Nicholas, who serves on the board of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Nicholas is the owner of Wyoming’s historic Wagonhound Land and Livestock Co., which is the subject of a new book by Land Reporters Wyman Meinzer and Henry Chappell.

We invite you to be among the first to view the complete rundown of America’s top landowners, which is available exclusively on the Fay Ranches website. Click here to download your PDF today.

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Asian Carp May Soon Reach Great Lakes

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Big-headed silver carp gobble plankton and ruin habitat for native fish. They’ve already infiltrated the Mississippi River basin. Under worst-case projections, Asian carp could disrupt the Great Lakes’ $7 billion fishing industry. The Army Corps of Engineers is scheduled to

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New Tax Law Impacts Estate Planning

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While the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA) primarily addressed income taxes, the new rules have also put an entirely different spin on estate planning. Because of 2013 tax-exempt levels for estates, a couple’s combined estate must be worth

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Psst! The 2013 Land Report 100 is Here!

Without further ado, we present the 2013 Land Report 100 sponsored by Fay Ranches. With 2.2 million acres, John Malone takes top honors for the third consecutive year. His love of land, coupled with his wife’s love of horses, led

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Behind the 2013 Land Report 100: America’s Largest Landowners Double Down

The Land Report releases 2013 Land Report 100 presented by Fay Ranches; John Malone and Ted Turner top list of 100 biggest owners of America. Investing in rural, undeveloped land continues to be a popular strategy among the affluent, according

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Land Report September 2013 Newsletter

The 2013 Land Report 100 is upon us! At 12:01 a.m., tomorrow morning, we will debut the 2013 Land Report 100 Sponsored by Fay Ranches. Our annual survey of the nation’s leading landowners is chock full of new acquisitions, major moves,

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Federal Policy, Great Lakes, Hunting, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Midwest, New York, Newsletter, Northeast, Ohio, Recreation, Residential Property, Southwest, Taxes, Texas, Water

2013 Corn Harvest Set to be a Record-Breaker

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture is projecting that farmers will harvest a record corn crop of 13.8 billion bushels this fall, up 28 percent from last year and 5 percent larger than the previous record crop. Corn prices are trading

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