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Georgia

SOLD! Witt Stephens Jr. Buys Georgia’s Blue Springs Plantation

The Wall Street Journal reports that Stephens purchased the historic Blue Springs Plantation near Albany from Tennessee’s Mountcastle family for approximately $40 million. Located in Baker and Dougherty counties, the 7,235-acre property had not changed hands in more than 50

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Posted in Feature, Georgia, Hunting, South

1031 Exchanges Endangered

Congress considers eliminating key landowner tax tool. Grover Norquist is bullish on the prospects for passage of tax reform legislation this year. However, the founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform is sounding an alarm on the potential repeal

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Land Report February 2017 Newsletter

STOP THE PRESSES! CONGRESS CONSIDERS ELIMINATING 1031 EXCHANGES! 1031s are an essential tax-deferral mechanism for landowners coast to coast. Grover Norquist tells The Land Report that tax reform by Congress is a certainty. Norquist adds that 1031s are under consideration for

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Posted in Agriculture, Conservation, Federal Policy, Georgia, Golf, Midwest, Newsletter, Oklahoma, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Southwest, Taxes, Texas, Water

SOLD! Elephant Aid International Closes on an 846-Acre Ranch

Elephant Aid International founder Carol Buckley purchased a cattle ranch 30 miles northwest of Tallahassee. The property features ideal elephant habitat: a mix of rolling pastures and live oaks as well as several lakes. Known as the Piergiovanni Ranch, it

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Georgia, News Desk, South

Land Report 2015 Conservation Deal of the Year: Greenwood Plantation

After several years on the market, historic Greenwood Plantation found a new owner, one dedicated to continuing its impressive conservation legacy. Emily “Paddy” Vanderbilt Wade purchased 4,000 acres of the Greenwood Plantation from the Whitney family for $22 million. Located

Posted in Conservation, Corinne Garcia, Feature, Georgia, News Desk, South

Historic Greenwood Plantation Finds A New Owner

Emily “Paddy” Vanderbilt Wade purchased 4,000 acres of the Greenwood Plantation from the Whitney family for $22 million. Located near Thomasville, Georgia, this quail-hunting mecca features 1,200 acres of carefully managed old-growth forest known as the Big Woods. Wade owns

Posted in Conservation, Feature, Georgia, News Desk, South

Weyerhaeuser and Plum Creek Merger Creates “New Paul Bunyan”

The $8.4 billion merger of Weyerhaeuser Company with Plum Creek Timber Company created the nation’s largest private landowner, leading one analyst to label the 13-million-acre behemoth the “new Paul Bunyan.” The company, which will operate under the Weyerhaeuser name, has

Posted in Alabama, California, Feature, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, Oregon, Pacific, South, South Carolina, Timber, Washington, West Virginia

Wildfire Torch Record Acreage in 2015

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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2015 Land Report 100: Langdale Family

No. 50 Langdale Family 200,000 acres While steadfastly planting more trees each year since the 1930s than it harvests — more than a hundred-million seedlings to date — the Georgia-based Langdale Company has long practiced progressive environmental stewardship. The forest-products

Posted in Conservation, Feature, Georgia, News Desk, South, Timber

Agriculture Sector Endures Second Straight Annual Decline

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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