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Lowest Property Taxes in U.S.? Alabama

Alabamans pay on average just $477 per person in property and real taxes. That’s one of the many conclusions of this 64-page background paper from the Washington-based Tax Foundation that was released earlier this month. But you already knew that because you

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, News Desk, Northeast, Regional News, South, Taxes

Amendment 4 Would Cut Property Taxes for Florida Landowners

If you’re a registered voter in Florida and a landowner as well, there is an important amendment on this November’s ballot you need to be aware of. Amendment 4 could significantly reduce your tax liability, provided you set aside your land for conservation

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Posted in Cattle, Farming, Feature, South, Taxes

JOE Nixes $130 Million Sale

Earlier today Florida’s largest private landowner, The St. Joe Company, announced the cancellation of a major transaction: 67,365 acres for more than $130 million ($1,929 per acre).  The St. Joe Company (NYSE: JOE) today said that the previously announced contract for

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Posted in Equities, Eric OKeefe, Feature, News Desk, Recreation, Regional News, Residential Property, South, Timber, Topics

Sheikh Mohammed Buys Kentucky’s Stonerside Stable from Houston Texans Owner Bob McNair

The royal family of Dubai expanded its massive holdings in the heart of Kentucky Bluegrass country by 2,000 acres this week when it acquired Stonerside Stable from Bob McNair, owner of the NFL’s Houston Texans.

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, News Desk, South

Sweet Home Alabama

On the shores of Alabama’s largest lake, American Idol winner Taylor Hicks has found the perfect piece of property. Now all he needs is the time to enjoy it.

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, July 2008, Magazine, News Desk, Regional News, South

Florida to Pay $1.75 Billion for 187,000 Acres in the Everglades

In a massive deal announced earlier today, the State of Florida will acquire almost 300 square miles of the Everglades in and around the south end of Lake Okeechobee from U.S. Sugar Corp. for $1.75 billion ($9,000+ per acre).

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Posted in Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Farming, Feature, News Desk, Public Land, Regional News, South, Topics, Water

In Focus: The Forest Landowners Association

Created in 1941, the Forest Landowners Association (FLA) is a proactive, progressive, grassroots organization of timberland owners – large and small – that owns and operates more than 37 million acres of timberland in 47 states. It is the only

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Posted in Conservation, Eddie Lee Rider, Feature, South, Timber, Topics

Corn Profits Sky High

Corn revenues could easily surpass $40 billion in the United States this year as farmers rush to take advantage of rising interest in ethanol,  according to a recent report issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Posted in Agriculture, Federal Policy, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Midwest, South, Southwest, West

North Carolina Land Disappearing

Development could devour nearly 2 million acres of North Carolina’s cropland and forestland over the next 20 years, according to a report by the Environment North Carolina Research & Policy Center.

Posted in Conservation, Farming, June 2007, Magazine, Recreation, Regional News, South, Timber, Topics

Cut Your Taxes With An Agricultural Exemption

BY TREY GARRISON Anne Barnett has seen it all. The Florida real estate broker is also a licensed commercial appraiser and has developed and sold properties in Key West, Georgia, and throughout North and Central Florida, including Gainesville, where she

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Posted in April 2007, Cattle, Farming, Magazine, South, Taxes, Trey Garrison
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