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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, Field Reporters, Georgia, Great Plains, Illinois, Kansas, Midwest, Minerals, Minnesota, Montana, 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, Field Reporters, 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, Field Reporters, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Midwest, 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, Field Reporters, Great Plains, Midwest, 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

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, Field Reporters, Georgia, Mississippi, Montana, Oregon, Pacific, South, South Carolina, Timber, West

2013 Land Report 100: Hunt Family

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No. 51 Hunt Family 190,000 acres H.L. Hunt founded Hunt Oil Company in 1934. Today, the family’s interests go well beyond energy. Through the Hoodoo Land & Cattle Company, the Hunts own in Arizona, New Mexico, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, and

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Posted in Agriculture, Arizona, Cattle, Energy, Farming, Feature, Field Reporters, Minerals, Montana, New Mexico, Southwest, Texas, Utah, West, Wyoming

For Sale: Colorado’s Mad Dog Ranch

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Joe Cocker lists Colorado ranch for $7 million. The rock legend’s Mad Dog Ranch sits on 240 acres near Crawford and offers backdoor access to adjacent BLM land in the West Elk Wilderness. Mad Dog features aspen trees, an English

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