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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

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

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, Georgia, Great Plains, Illinois, Kansas, Midwest, Minerals, Minnesota, Montana, News Desk, 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, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Hunting, Midwest, Minerals, News Desk, Northeast, Pacific, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Southwest, Timber, Water, West

The Bloom Is Off The Rows

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According to the Chicago Fed, farmland values in the bellwether Seventh District have tapered off thanks in part to lower commodity prices. The lone exception? Farms and ranches where those same commodities are nurturing valuable livestock. – The Editors NATIONAL

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

Land Report July 2014 Newsletter

So much to talk about in our July 2014 Newsletter. Which broker network just added nine brokerages? Why are landowners driving the bus on the Keystone XL pipeline? And what nationally known ranch frequented by the likes of Elton John and

Posted in Farming, Federal Policy, Great Plains, Midwest, News Desk, South, Southwest, West

U.S. Ag Exports Feed World Demand

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Speaking of breaking records, this year could set a new level for American ag exports. The USDA trade outlook released in May projects FY2014 exports will reach $149.5 billion, an estimated $6.9 billion higher than previous estimates. Ag Secretary Tom

Posted in Agriculture, Farming, Feature, Great Plains, Midwest, News Desk

Beef Futures Soar

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The price of beef climbed to $5.96 a pound in April, a Schlitterbahn slide-worthy height backed up by the USDA’s 2014 food outlook. The report said beef was 11.1 percent more expensive this year than in April last year, even

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Great Plains, Kansas, Nebraska, News Desk, North Dakota, South Dakota

2013 Land Report 100: No. 90 – 100

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No. 90 Scharbauer Family 113,532 acres The Scharbauers’ ties to the land run deep. More than a century ago the family began raising sheep in West Texas. As time wore on, sheep ranches were transformed into cattle ranches. And that

Posted in Agriculture, Arizona, California, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Energy, Equestrian, Feature, Great Plains, Hawaii, Midwest, Minerals, New Mexico, News Desk, Pacific, South, Southwest, Texas, Timber, Utah, Wyoming

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