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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, Field Reporters, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Midwest, Northeast, Pacific, South, Southwest, West

The Land Report Top Ten: Summer 2014

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A world-class array of legacy properties, production ag ranches, and resort retreats. – The Editors 1. SOLD! Copper Beech Farm (Connecticut): $130 million A relic of Old Greenwich, this 50-acre estate is the last of its kind and includes two

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Colorado, Connecticut, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Field Reporters, Florida, Hunting, Massachusetts, Montana, Northeast, Pacific, Recreation, South, Southwest, Timber, Water, West, Wyoming

Supreme Judicial Court Upholds Tax-Exempt Conservation Lands

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In May, the highest court in Massachusetts ruled that conservation land cannot be taxed. The case centered on a 120- acre woodland parcel in Hawley, an hour north of Springfield. Conservation groups celebrated the ruling, saying it affirmed that conservation

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Field Reporters, Massachusetts, Northeast, Taxes

The Land Report Summer 2014

The Land Report Summer Issue 2014

Timber specialists, ranch brokers, recreational experts, productive ag pros - more than 100 firms from coast to coast were surveyed to prepare our fourth annual look at America’s Best Brokerages for the Summer 2014 edition of the Magazine of the American Landowner. Dozens more

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Posted in 2008 Fall, Agriculture, Auctions, Back Issues, Bankruptcy, Cattle, Certified Communities, Conservation, Developers, Dogs, Energy, Equestrian, Equities, Farming, Federal Policy, Golf, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Hunting, International, Land Report 100, Land Report Top 10, Midwest, Minerals, Northeast, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Southwest, Taxes, Timber, Water, West

Land Report June 2014 Newsletter

Too many items to discuss in the June 2014 Newsletter. Among the high points? A major judicial decision that will impact landowners nationwide. Rising beef prices and increased crop yields continue to stoke land values. And a first look at the

Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Bankruptcy, Cattle, Conservation, Developers, Energy, Farming, Federal Policy, Hunting, Newsletter, Northeast, Public Land, Residential Property, Southwest, Taxes, Water, West

2013 Land Report 100: Cassidy Heirs

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No. 46 Cassidy Heirs 212,985 acres John Cassidy was among New England’s first crop of lumber barons in the late 19th century. In 1859, he emigrated from Nova Scotia to Bangor, Maine, and within a decade Cassidy had amassed more

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

Cape Wind Case Dismissed

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The Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound partnered with the Town of Barnstable to challenge the approval of the controversial offshore wind farm by the State of Massachusetts. But U.S. District Judge Richard Stearns ruled that individuals are barred from suing

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

Extension Service Reaches the Century Mark

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The roots of today’s agricultural extension services reach all the way back to the early 1800s when landowners, farmers, and scientists gathered to talk shop at agricultural societies and clubs. Congress formalized the USDA’s Extension Service a century ago with

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Field Reporters, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Midwest, Northeast, Pacific, South, Southwest, Water, West

National Park Proves a Hard Gift to Give

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Roxanne Quimby Faces an Uphill Battle to Bequest 100,000 Acres Lucas St. Clair pulled up to an overlook in Maine’s North Woods to a stunning vista of Mount Katahdin, the state’s highest peak and the endpoint of the Appalachian Trail.

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Posted in Feature, Maine, Northeast, Public Land, Timber

Land Report May 2014 Newsletter

A diverse group of news items are featured in our May newsletter. You’ll recognize the name of one of the all-time great rock and rollers as well a former Presidential hopeful. May I add that there was a teeny tiny transaction

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Energy, Federal Policy, Florida, Land Report Top 10, Massachusetts, Minerals, Newsletter, Northeast, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Timber, West

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