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2013 Land Report 100: No. 80-89

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No. 80 Crosby Family 135,000 acres Based in New Orleans, Crosby Land and Resources celebrates its 75th anniversary in November. The family-owned forestry business is led by Robert H. Crosby III, who was named the 2013 Forest Landowner of the

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The Land Report Top Ten: Spring 2014

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Immensely valuable coastal properties sweep gold, silver, and bronze! – The Editors 1. NEW! Copper Beech Farm (Connecticut): $130 million A relic of Old Greenwich, this 50-acre estate (pictured above) is the last of its kind and includes two islands

Posted in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Feature, Field Reporters, Florida, Massachusetts, Northeast, Pacific, South, Southwest, Texas, West, Wyoming

Legal Headwinds Plague Cape Wind

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The oft-delayed Nantucket Sound wind farm faces more hurdles. A District Court in Boston has ruled that the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service need to revisit Cape Wind’s impact on migrating birds and endangered

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Posted in Energy, Feature, Field Reporters, Massachusetts, Northeast

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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Posted in Feature, Federal Policy, Field Reporters, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Midwest, Northeast, Pacific, South, Southwest, West

Congress Delays Spike In Flood Insurance Premiums

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Our elected representatives made a decision to delay an even tougher decision. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Congressional maneuvering will delay the implementation of higher premiums required by new and more accurate flood maps. The increased costs will

Posted in Feature, Federal Policy, Field Reporters, Northeast, Pacific, South, Southwest

For Sale: 21,000 Acres of Maine Timberland

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This Washington County property borders the East Machias River not far from the international border in country Mainers call “downeast.” It’s a region known for vast forests, pristine lakes, and proximity to the Atlantic. Fountains Land has listed these 21,948

Posted in Feature, Field Reporters, Maine, Northeast, Timber

Commission Ruling Baffles Timber Industry

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A coalition of six U.S. plywood companies has until mid-February to decide whether to keep up the legal fight to have federal regulators step in and put a stop to what the coalition calls unfair Chinese “dumping” on the domestic

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Posted in Feature, Federal Policy, Field Reporters, Northeast, South, Timber

The Land Report Top Ten: Winter 2013

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The Centennial State dominates the Top Ten with three exceptional listings. – The Editors 1. Homer’s Pond (Massachusetts): $118 million This private retreat is set on 314 acres along the southern shore of Martha’s Vineyard. Available in its entirety or

Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Field Reporters, Golf, Hunting, Massachusetts, Minerals, New Mexico, Northeast, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, Southwest, Texas, Water, West, Wyoming

2012 Land Report Best Brokerages: Fountains Land

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Fountains Land www.fountainsland.com (802) 223-8644 2012 Sales: < $50 Million Who: Specializes in brokering timberland, conservation properties, and rural estates. Its team includes foresters and GIS experts. Coverage extends into Ontario, Canada. Wow: During 2012, Fountains brokered numerous timberland tracts

Posted in Conservation, Feature, Field Reporters, Northeast, Timber

2012 Land Report Best Brokerages: Farmers National Company

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Farmers National Company www.farmersnational.com (800) 346-2650 2012 Sales: > $1 Billion Who: FNC is not a franchiser and prides itself on being a full-service company for landowners. Its brokerage includes private treaty and auction services, management services for land, oil

Posted in Feature, Field Reporters, Great Plains, Midwest, Northeast, Pacific, South, Southwest, West

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