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2014 Land Report 100: Hearst Family

No. 46 Hearst Family 214,000 acres Media magnate William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951) made history with his newspaper publishing empire, but it was his father, George Hearst (1820-1891), who built the family fortune. And it all began with land. (Click here

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Job Growth in Agriculture Sector Outpaces Graduates

Each year an average of 57,900 job openings are created in agriculture and renewable natural resources, yet only 35,400 college degrees in agricultural-related fields are awarded in the U.S. This leaves a shortfall of 22,500 positions. According to the USDA,

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Land Report June 2015 Newsletter

The Magazine’s fifth annual survey of land brokerages nationwide headlines our June Newsletter. More than 100 brokerages participated, a record for The Magazine of the American Landowner. Other top stories include: David Rockefeller’s 1,000-acre donation of prime property in Maine The acquisition

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Conservation, Equestrian, Federal Policy, Maine, News Desk, Newsletter, Public Land, Residential Property

2014 Land Report 100: Reed Family

No. 5 Reed Family 1,370,000 acres (up 600,000 acres) Stop the presses! As the 2014 Land Report 100 was being finalized, the Reed family’s Green Diamond Resource Company announced that it had closed on 600,000 acres of Oregon timberland belonging

Posted in California, Conservation, Feature, Oregon, Pacific, Timber, Washington

The Land Report Top Ten: Spring 2015

The 3Ds tops the nation’s leading land listings by more than half a billion dollars. – The Editors 1. Waggoner Ranch (Texas): $725 million Sam Middleton of Chas. S. Middleton and Son is broker of record on this record-setting 510,527-acre

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2014 Land Report 100: Broadbent Family

No. 57 Broadbent Family 170,000 acres A yearling cattle and sheep operation with headquarters in Evanston, the Broadbent Ranch is one of Wyoming’s largest and most diversified outfits. With land in California and Utah, the Broadbents raise Rambouillet for their

Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Equestrian, Feature, News Desk, Pacific, Utah, West, Wyoming

Sage-Grouse to Stay Off Endangered List

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced on April 21 that U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has determined that the Bi-State population of greater sage-grouse does not require Endangered Species Act protection. The Bi-State Distinct Population Segment straddles about 4.5 million acres

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Land Report April 2015 Newsletter

Our Spring issue featuring the 2014 Landowners of the Year, Katharine Armstrong and Ben Love, and the 2014 Deals of the Year highlights our April newsletter, including: 2014 Deal of the Year: Texas’s Powderhorn Ranch 2014 Historic Deal of the Year: Colorado’s Caribou

Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, California, Cattle, Conservation, Equestrian, Federal Policy, Florida, Minerals, Nevada, News Desk, Newsletter, Texas

U.S. Department of Agriculture Targets Citrus Greening

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced $30 million in funding for 22 projects to help citrus producers combat Huanglongbing (HLB). Better known as citrus greening, HLB is a devastating citrus disease that is threatening U.S. citrus production. The HLB funds

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2014 Land Report 100: Ford Family

No. 11 Ford Family 625,000 acres In the 1930s, Kenneth Ford (pictured above, 1908-1997) started out with a single sawmill near Roseburg, Oregon. He bought timberlands that had been repossessed for non-payment of taxes. When the post-World War II housing

Posted in California, Feature, News Desk, Oregon, Pacific, Timber
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