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2015 Land Report 100: Nos. 60-69

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No. 60 Sugg Family 166,655 acres The romance of running cattle lured E.C. Sugg and his brothers to San Angelo, Texas, in the early 1900s. They stayed when they struck oil. Subsequent mineral rights and royalties continue to bolster the

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Florida, Minerals, Nevada, New Mexico, News Desk, Pacific, Southwest, Texas, Timber, West

Wildfire Torch Record Acreage in 2015

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that wildfires burned a record 10,125,149 acres across the United States last year. The 2015 total eclipsed the previous record, which was set in 2006. Of last year’s blazes, more than 50 exceeded 50,000 acres,

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2014 Land Report Best Brokerage: Clift Land Brokers

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Clift Land Brokers www.cliftlandbrokers.com (806) 355-9856 2014 Sales: $50 – $100 Million Who: Multi-office brokerage with agriculture specialists including ALCs. Wow: Sold seven cattle feedlots and two permanent crop farms in four states through affiliate company Eslabon Properties, totaling $30

Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Cattle, Conservation, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Hunting, Recreation, Residential Property, Southwest, Texas

Agriculture Sector Endures Second Straight Annual Decline

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The Department of Agriculture is projecting that 2015 will mark another down year for American farmers and ranchers with agricultural sector production projected to fall 9.2 percent to $427 billion. Contributing factors include increased global competition and a slowdown in

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2015 Land Report 100: Riggs Family

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No. 41 Riggs Family 236,317 acres (up 133,495 acres) Additional rangeland in New Mexico used for cattle grazing helped double the Riggs Family holdings. The clan likewise maintains deep roots in the Chiricahua Mountains of Arizona’s Cochise County, which patriarch

Posted in Agriculture, Arizona, Cattle, Farming, Feature, New Mexico, Southwest

2014 Land Report Best Brokerage: Ranch Marketing Associates

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Ranch Marketing Associates www.rmabrokers.com (970) 535-0881 2014 Sales: $50 – $100 Million Who: Specializing in investment-grade ranches, farms, and recreational properties. Wow: Listed Wolf Springs Ranch, a legacy bison ranch consisting of 55,486 deeded acres in South Central Colorado. Insight:

Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Developers, Equestrian, Feature, Hunting, Idaho, Minerals, Montana, Nevada, Recreation, Residential Property, Southwest, Utah

House Passes Red River Private Property Protection Act

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H.R 2130 passed 253-177 on December 9, 2015. “For years, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has been claiming ownership of land that belongs to private property owners along the Red River,” said Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association President

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2015 Land Report 100: Anne Marion

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No. 30 Anne Marion 275,000 acres Anne Burnett Marion holds the reins of the legendary 6666 (“Four Sixes”) Ranch established by her great-grandfather, Samuel “Burk” Burnett, as well as other acreage that has yielded more than 100 million barrels of

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Equestrian, Feature, Southwest, Texas

2014 Land Report Best Brokerage: Hortenstine Ranch Company

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Hortenstine Ranch Company www.hrcranch.com (214) 361-9191 2014 Sales: $100 – $250 Million Who: A team of market-savvy brokers with backgrounds in wildlife management, cattle, wetlands development, surveying, hunting, fishing, and related areas. Wow: Sold Purley Gates Ranch, a highly improved

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Hunting, Oklahoma, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, Southwest, Texas, Water

Land Report 100er Successfully Launches and Lands Reusable Rocket on West Texas Ranch

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Amazon.com founder Bezos pushes envelope with New Shepard. The nation’s 26th largest landowner, Jeff Bezos, made history on his 290,000-acre Corn Ranch in late November. Best known as the founder of Amazon.com, Bezos is also the driving force behind Blue

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