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2013 Land Report Best Brokerages: Briggs Freeman Ranch & Land Division | Sotheby’s International Realty

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Briggs Freeman Ranch & Land Division | Sotheby’s International Realty ranch.briggsfreeman.com (214) 353-6600 2013 Sales: $200 – $300 Million Who: The newly launched arm of the Dallas-Fort Worth area’s most successful residential brokerage enjoyed a record-setting second year. Wow: Closed

Posted in Arizona, Feature, New Mexico, News Desk, Oklahoma, Southwest, Texas

2013 Land Report 100: Lykes Heirs

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No. 12 Lykes Heirs 615,000 acres Dr. Howell Tyson Lykes gave up medicine in the 1870s to take over his family’s 500 acres in Hernando County, Florida. The company he founded with his sons is still a privately held, family-managed

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Feature, Florida, News Desk, South, Southwest, Texas

2013 Land Report 100: Singleton Family

No. 6 Singleton Family 1,100,000 acres Headquartered in New Mexico’s Galisteo Basin just south of Santa Fe, the family’s 81,000-acre San Cristobal Ranch has operated for four centuries between the Ortiz Mountains, the Cerrillos Hills, the Sangre de Cristo Mountains,

Posted in California, Cattle, Feature, New York, News Desk, Pacific, Southwest

2013 Land Report 100: Fasken Family

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No. 59 Fasken Family 165,000 acres In 1913, a Canadian attorney named David Fasken purchased the 222,600-acre C Ranch from the estate of Nelson Morris, a Chicago meatpacker who had bought the acreage in Andrews, Ector, Martin, and Midland counties

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Energy, Feature, News Desk, Southwest, Texas

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, Georgia, Great Plains, Illinois, Kansas, Midwest, Minerals, Minnesota, Montana, News Desk, 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, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Hunting, Midwest, Minerals, Northeast, Pacific, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Southwest, Timber, Water, West

2013 Land Report 100: Nunley Family

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No. 24 Nunley Family 301,500 acres Through their Nunley Bros. Ranches, third-generation ranchers Richard and Bob Nunley have holdings in Texas and New Mexico, with headquarters in Sabinal, Texas. One of their many innovations was to incorporate Santa Gertrudis Breeders

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Posted in Cattle, Feature, New Mexico, News Desk, Southwest, Texas

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, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Midwest, News Desk, Northeast, Pacific, South, Southwest, West

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