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U.S. Attorney Sues Hemp Farm

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia filed a civil suit against a Mason County hemp farm. Although state laws allow the cultivation, sale, and purchase of industrial hemp, the suit alleges the

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Land Report September 2018 Newsletter

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates paid $171 million in August to acquire 14,500 acres of farmland owned by John Hancock Life Insurance Company in one of the most coveted agricultural regions of Washington. The lofty purchase price eclipsed April’s $136 million

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Farming, News Desk, Newsletter, Oregon, Pacific, South, Southwest, Timber, Washington

Killam Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 41 Killam Family 277,000 acres This Laredo family’s ranching history dates to 1920 when O.W. Killam, a successful businessman and former state senator, left Oklahoma and set out in search of black gold in South Texas. He found it.

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Posted in Arkansas, Feature, Great Plains, Kansas, Land Report 100, Louisiana, Minerals, Nebraska, South, Southwest, Texas

BP to Pay $10.5 Billion for 470,000 Acres of Shale Assets in Texas and Louisiana

London-based BP announced that it was acquiring a portfolio of unconventional oil and gas assets from BHP for $10.5 billion. The onshore assets mark the first major acquisition by BP since the disastrous Deepwater Horizon Spill in 2010. The portfolio

Posted in Conservation, Energy, Feature, Louisiana, Minerals, News Desk, South, Southwest, Texas

Collier Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 38 Collier Family 280,000 acres The heirs of Barron Collier remain among Florida’s largest landowners, lending their name to a Gulf Coast county that encompasses the northern edge of Everglades National Park as well as the city of Naples.

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Llano Partners: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 35 Llano Partners 295,000 acres While maintaining farming, ranching, and feedlot operations in Texas, New Mexico, and Florida, G. Hughes Abell also oversees his family’s private investments in timber, oil and gas, and commercial real estate. De Louisiana native

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Supreme Court Rules 5-4 in Florida v. Georgia

A divided court gives Florida another opportunity to draw more water out of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint basin and away from Atlanta. A decades-long legal battle that has thus far incurred more than $100 million in legal fees took an unexpected turn

Posted in Feature, Federal Policy, Florida, Georgia, News Desk, South, Water

Land Report 2017 Conservation Deal of the Year: St. Phillips Island

Ted Turner Parts With His Beloved Island Ted Turner has spent his professional career crafting great deals. In December, he signed off on a whale of an opportunity, but not for himself. For the people of South Carolina. Turner parted

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Posted in Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Feature, News Desk, South, South Carolina, Water

The Land Report Top Ten: Spring 2018

The nation’s leading land listings feature an average price tag of $155 million. — The Editors 1. Molokai Ranch (Hawaii): $260 million Pictured above, this 55,574-acre ranch ranks as one of the Aloha State’s largest and encompasses more than one-third

Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Equestrian, Feature, Florida, Hawaii, Hunting, News Desk, Pacific, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Southwest, Texas, Water, West

The Land Report Spring 2018

The Land Report Spring 2018 issue

The Magazine of the American Landowner announces the 2017 Deals of the Year: Deal of the Year: Jack and Laura Dangermond’s $165 Million Donation Preserves Santa Barbara’s Bixby Ranch as the Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve Ranchland Deal of the Year: Colorado’s

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Posted in Agriculture, Back Issues, Developers, Farming, Federal Policy, Hunting, News Desk, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Southwest, West

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