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2013 Land Report 100: Reynolds Family

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No. 36 Reynolds Family 280,000 acres In the years immediately following the Civil War, the Reynoldses began ranching along the Clear Fork of the Brazos River, northeast of Abilene, Texas. George Thomas and William David Reynolds registered the Long X

Posted in Agriculture, Arizona, Cattle, Feature, Great Plains, Montana, New Mexico, News Desk, North Dakota, Southwest, Texas, West

The Forbes Family Legacy

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As a boy, Christopher “Kip” Forbes came to love the American West thanks in large part to his many visits to Wyoming’s Grand Tetons. Decades later, as a young man, he made a home for himself in another breathtaking setting

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Posted in Colorado, Conservation, Feature, Henry Chappell, News Desk, West

Land Report Top 10: IX Ranch

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With a long history of stable ownership and a highly respected reputation in reputation ranch country, IX Ranch is one of Montana’s great cattle ranches. Covering over 126,000 acres, of which 59,809 are deeded, this professionally managed operation runs a

Posted in Cattle, Feature, Montana, West

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, 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

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, Florida, Hunting, Massachusetts, Montana, News Desk, Northeast, Pacific, Recreation, South, Southwest, Timber, Water, West, Wyoming

2013 Land Report 100: Ford Family

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No. 11 Ford Family 625,000 acres Originally named Roseburg Lumber, the company operated mills throughout Western Oregon and later changed its name to Roseburg Forestry Products. The second-generation president and CEO is Allyn Ford, a Yale and Stanford graduate, who

Posted in California, Conservation, Feature, Georgia, Mississippi, Montana, News Desk, Oregon, Pacific, South, South Carolina, Timber, West

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