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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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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

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2014 Land Report Best Brokerage: Mason & Morse Ranch Company

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Mason & Morse Ranch Company www.ranchland.com (970) 928-7100 2014 Sales: $100 – $250 Million Who: Specializing in premier ranches, recreational lands, and farms with expertise in marketing rural land with luxury assets. Wow: Sold Gutierrez Cattle & Recreational Ranch, a

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U.S. Interior, Justice Departments to Settle with Tribes

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The United States Department of the Interior along with the Department of Justice have agreed to a proposed $940 million settlement to resolve a quarter-century-old legal dispute with Native American tribes. At issue: costs for programs the federal government mandated

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University of Arizona Gets $2.6 Million Ranch Near Sedona

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Future veterinary students at the University of Arizona will get hands-on experience at a working ranch near Sedona, thanks to the donation of a $2.6 million property by the Steele Foundation. The Phoenix-based organization is handing over the deed to

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Land Report September 2015 Newsletter

While the U.S. economy suffers through starts and stops, land sales and land listings keep humming along. Here are some of the September newsletter’s highlights: A key timberland sale in Florida; A potential $1 billion listing off Long Island; A $5 million

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2014 Land Report Best Brokerage: Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty Ranch & Land Division

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Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty Ranch & Land Division www.ranch.briggsfreeman.com (214) 353-6600 2014 Sales: $50 – $100 Million Who: Experts in recreational ranches, equestrian properties, lake property, plus farm and agricultural land. Insight: “We continue to see steady growth and

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US Farm Trust Closes $300 Million Fund

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Institutional investors back privately held REIT. San Antonio-based US Farm Trust announced on Aug. 13 that it has closed on over $300 million in commitments from institutional investors. The real estate investment trust (REIT) was established to acquire and manage

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2014 Land Report Best Brokerage: Accredited Land Brokers & World Class Ranches

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Accredited Land Brokers & World Class Ranches www.worldclassranches.com (918) 426-6006 2014 Sales: > $50 Million Who: Experts in land tracts including cattle ranches, horse ranches, timber tracts, and trophy hunting properties. Wow: Over $92 million in listings in 2014. Insight:

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