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2013 Land Report 100: No. 90 – 100

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No. 90 Scharbauer Family 113,532 acres The Scharbauers’ ties to the land run deep. More than a century ago the family began raising sheep in West Texas. As time wore on, sheep ranches were transformed into cattle ranches. And that

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2013 Land Report 100: Hunt Family

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No. 51 Hunt Family 190,000 acres H.L. Hunt founded Hunt Oil Company in 1934. Today, the family’s interests go well beyond energy. Through the Hoodoo Land & Cattle Company, the Hunts own in Arizona, New Mexico, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, and

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Posted in Agriculture, Arizona, Cattle, Energy, Farming, Feature, Field Reporters, Minerals, Montana, New Mexico, Southwest, Texas, Utah, West, Wyoming

2013 Land Report 100: Babbitt Heirs

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No. 30 Babbitt Heirs 270,000 acres Quarter Horse aficionados know Babbitt Ranches for its annual Hashknife Horse colt sale, which is overseen by fourth-generation family member Bill Cordasco. Established in Northern Arizona in 1886, this nationally-known operation is home to

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Posted in Arizona, Equestrian, Feature, Field Reporters, Southwest

Sold! 193 Acres of State Trust Land in Arizona

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Land values in the Greater Phoenix area have rebounded enough to convince the Arizona State Land Department to auction off 193 acres of state land for future development. The winning bid of $30.2 million came from Jerry Ivy, a California

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2012 Land Report 100: Hunt Family

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No. 50 Hunt Family 190,000 acres H.L. Hunt founded Hunt Oil Company in 1934. Today, the family’s interests go well beyond energy. Through the Hoodoo Land & Cattle Company, the Hunts own land in Arizona, New Mexico, Montana, Wyoming, Utah,

Posted in Arizona, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Field Reporters, Minerals, Montana, New Mexico, Southwest, Texas, Utah, West, Wyoming

Land Report 100er: John Riggs

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Perpetuating his family’s legacy is at the heart of this man’s ambitious endeavor. John Riggs is on a crusade to preserve his family’s Arizona ranchland, armed with a plan to match his legacy. At play is some 100,000 acres in

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Posted in Arizona, Conservation, Developers, Feature, Nancy Myers, Southwest

Land Report June 2012 Newsletter

A lot to discuss in our June newsletter, in particular, the late-breaking news about the pending sale of the Hawaiian island of Lanai by David Murdock to Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. To give you an idea of the importance of

Posted in Arizona, Colorado, Conservation, Field Reporters, Land Report 100, Land Report Top 10, New Mexico, Newsletter, Texas, Wyoming

Land Report May 2012 Newsletter

Many items to consider from our May newsletter, but let’s stick to page one material. The Land Report Top Ten has a brand-new look with Montana’s Broken O Ranch now crowning the list. The 124,000-acre Bates Sanders Swan listing features

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Posted in Agriculture, Arizona, California, Cattle, Conservation, Developers, Equities, Farming, Federal Policy, Field Reporters, Great Lakes, Land Report Top 10, Massachusetts, Newsletter, Northeast, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, Southwest, Timber, Water, West, Wisconsin

Grand Canyon Lands Withdrawn from New Claims

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced his decision to protect more than 1 million acres of federal lands surrounding the Grand Canyon and its vital watershed from additional uranium and other hardrock mining for the next 20 years. The

Posted in Arizona, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Minerals, Public Land, Southwest

25 – Babbitt Ranches – 270,000 acres

The Babbitt Ranches are a 120-year-old cow-calf and yearling operation where home on the range still includes a bedroll and chuck wagon. The ranchlands encompass 700,000 acres, 270,000 of which are deeded, and extend from the Grand Canyon to the

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