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Land Report Top 10: Pumpkin Key

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Located between Key Largo and the mainland in the Florida Keys, Pumpkin Key is a 26-acre private island retreat that offers privacy without isolation. Offering convenient proximity to Ocean Reef, one of the country’s most comprehensive communities, and Miami, Pumpkin

Posted in Feature, Florida, Recreation, Residential Property, South

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, Field Reporters, Southwest, Texas

2013 Land Report Best Brokerages: California Outdoor Properties

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California Outdoor Properties californiaoutdoorproperties.com (707) 455-4444 2013 Sales: $100 – $200 Million Who: Specializes in farm, ranch, and recreational land, as well as vineyards, orchards, hunting properties, ocean, lake, and river properties. Wow: Closed a 1,000-acre almond ranch for $25

Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Hunting, Pacific, Recreation

Keystone Pipeline Goes to State Supreme Court

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The Nebraska Supreme Court will wait until September to hear a challenge by landowners and others opposing Gov. Dave Heineman’s decision to let Keystone XL pipeline builder TransCanada use the power of eminent domain to acquire the necessary right of

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Posted in Agriculture, Energy, Farming, Feature, Great Plains, Nebraska, Public Land

2013 Land Report 100: Langdale Family

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No. 47 Langdale Family 200,000 acres The family’s Langdale Company began in 1894 with a crop of turpentine timber, and today it’s evolved into a diversified enterprise that includes forestry, forest products, and land development. The Langdales made sustainability a

Posted in Conservation, Feature, Georgia, South, Timber

Sold! Connecticut’s Copper Beech Farm

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Named for the large copper beech trees populating the property, Copper Beech Farm, a relic of Old Greenwich, has sold! Appearing in The Land Report’s Spring 2014 Top Ten listings of the nation’s priciest properties, this estate occupies 50 acres

Posted in Connecticut, Feature, Field Reporters, Northeast, Residential Property

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, Field Reporters, Georgia, Great Plains, Illinois, Kansas, Midwest, Minerals, Minnesota, Montana, South, Southwest, Texas, West

On The Block: Leases for Offshore Wind Sites

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The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is selling leases for wind turbine sites a dozen miles offshore from Ocean City. The agency will take bids August 19, 2014 on nearly 80,000 acres for two wind projects. This will be

Posted in Auctions, Energy, Feature, Field Reporters, Maryland, South

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, Field Reporters, New Mexico, Southwest, Texas

2013 Land Report 100: Hughes Family

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No. 21 Hughes Family 373,000 acres In the late 1960s, Dan Allen Hughes Sr. realized that land was a good place to invest the earnings from his oil and gas business. Today, the family’s holdings stretch throughout their home state

Posted in Cattle, Energy, Feature, Hunting, Southwest, Texas

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