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2013 Land Report 100: No. 80-89

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No. 80 Crosby Family 135,000 acres Based in New Orleans, Crosby Land and Resources celebrates its 75th anniversary in November. The family-owned forestry business is led by Robert H. Crosby III, who was named the 2013 Forest Landowner of the

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Field Reporters, Great Plains, Hunting, Louisiana, Maine, Nebraska, New Mexico, Northeast, Oklahoma, Recreation, South, South Dakota, Southwest, Texas, Timber, West, Wyoming

The Land Report Top Ten: Spring 2014

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Immensely valuable coastal properties sweep gold, silver, and bronze! – The Editors 1. NEW! Copper Beech Farm (Connecticut): $130 million A relic of Old Greenwich, this 50-acre estate (pictured above) is the last of its kind and includes two islands

Posted in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Feature, Field Reporters, Florida, Massachusetts, Northeast, Pacific, South, Southwest, Texas, West, Wyoming

2013 Land Report 100: East Wildlife Foundation

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No. 44 East Wildlife Foundation 215,000 acres Robert East was a great-grandson of Captain Richard King, founder of Texas’s King Ranch (see No. 7 King Ranch Heirs). East funded the nonprofit East Wildlife Foundation to enhance compatibility between livestock and

Posted in Cattle, Feature, Field Reporters, Southwest, Texas

Land Report 100er: Stefan Soloviev

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This New York City-based entrepreneur first developed an interest in agriculture through commodity trading of grains. “That’s how I got away from sitting at a desk to being out in the West,” he says. With landholdings currently totaling 141,700 acres,

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Colorado, Energy, Feature, Great Plains, Kansas, Nancy Myers, New Mexico, Southwest, Texas, West

2013 Land Report 100: Malone Mitchell 3rd

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No. 20 Malone Mitchell 3rd 384,000 acres The energy and drilling-ops entrepreneur started acquiring U.S. oil and gas properties decades ago. In the 1990s he bought up several ranches in the Big Bend area of Far West Texas and stitched

Posted in Cattle, Feature, Field Reporters, Hunting, Southwest, Texas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Establishes Climate Hubs

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has established seven regional hubs to address increasing risks from fires, invasive pests, devastating floods, and crippling droughts. Their purpose will be to translate reams of science and research into information that ranchers, forest landowners,

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Posted in Feature, Federal Policy, Field Reporters, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Midwest, Northeast, Pacific, South, Southwest, West

2013 Land Report 100: Briscoe Family

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No. 13 Briscoe Family 560,000 acres The Briscoe family maintains its headquarters outside Uvalde with ranches spread across nine Texas counties. Cattle rancher Dolph Briscoe Sr. first fueled the family’s passion for land. His son, two-term Texas governor Dolph Briscoe

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Posted in Cattle, Feature, Field Reporters, Southwest, Texas

Land Report Top 10: Great Western Ranch

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Stretching 53 miles east to west and 26 miles north to south, New Mexico’s Great Western Ranch is one of the largest single landholdings available in the United States today. As a true, four-season ranch spanning 457 miles, this ranch

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Posted in Cattle, Feature, Field Reporters, Hunting, New Mexico, Southwest

Congress Delays Spike In Flood Insurance Premiums

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Our elected representatives made a decision to delay an even tougher decision. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Congressional maneuvering will delay the implementation of higher premiums required by new and more accurate flood maps. The increased costs will

Posted in Feature, Federal Policy, Field Reporters, Northeast, Pacific, South, Southwest

2013 Land Report 100: Ted Turner

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No. 2 Ted Turner 2,000,000+ acres As the largest landowner in New Mexico, Turner is always looking for ways to bring greater access to landmark properties, such as his 590,823-acre Vermejo Park Ranch in the northernmost portion of the state,

Posted in Conservation, Feature, Field Reporters, New Mexico, Southwest

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