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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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Weyerhaeuser and Plum Creek Merger to Create World’s Largest Timber Company

The massive timber giant will own 13 million acres. The proposed $8.3 billion transaction, which both boards of directors approved unanimously, would constitute the largest private ownership of land in the U.S. The combined entity will retain the Weyerhaeuser name.

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

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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US Farm Trust Closes $300 Million Fund

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: American Timberlands Company

American Timberlands Company www.americantimberlands.com (843) 979-2221 2014 Sales: < $50 Million Who: Southeastern-based land investment, management, and brokerage with extensive practical experience in timberland, farmland, recreational properties, and plantations. Wow: American Timberlands Company originated and permitted one of the largest

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2014 Land Report Best Brokerage: Mossy Oak Properties

Mossy Oak Properties www.mossyoakproperties.com (866) 667-2289 2014 Sales: > $250 Million Who: Network of more than 75 franchise offices in 22 states with expertise in rural land for recreational and investment purposes. Wow: The Mossy Oak Properties network has opened

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2014 Land Report Best Brokerage: A&M Forest Consultants

A&M Forest Consultants www.forestryland.com (251) 281-8733 2014 Sales: < $50 Million Who: In addition to real estate sales, off-market acquisitions, and hunting lease management, the brokerage also manages 30,000 acres for private land owners, including timber sales. Wow: Banner year

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2014 Land Report Best Brokerage: AFM Land Sales

AFM Land Sales www.afmlandsales.com (704) 527-6780 2014 Sales: > $500 Million Who: Providing brokerage and expert acquisition analysis of timberland, recreational farmland, hunting plantations, and conservation properties. Wow: A $78 million sale that included properties in the Pacific Northwest and

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2014 Land Report 100: 80-89

No. 80 Crosby Family 135,00 acres Based in New Orleans, Crosby Land and Resources celebrated its 75th anniversary last year. The family-owned forestry business is led by Robert H. Crosby III, who was named the 2013 Forest Landowner of the

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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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