Washington

Bill Gates Pays $171 Million for Washington Farmland

  Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates paid $171 million to acquire approximately 14,500 acres of highly productive farmland in Southern Washington from John Hancock Life Insurance Company. According to The Land Report, Gates’s acquisition, which closed on August 28, ranks as

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Feature, News Desk, Pacific, Washington

Land Report September 2018 Newsletter

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates paid $171 million in August to acquire 14,500 acres of farmland owned by John Hancock Life Insurance Company in one of the most coveted agricultural regions of Washington. The lofty purchase price eclipsed April’s $136 million

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Farming, News Desk, Newsletter, Oregon, Pacific, South, Southwest, Timber, Washington

Jeff Bezos: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 28 Jeff Bezos 400,000 acres One of the nation’s top landowners set off a bidding frenzy in 2017, and it was all about land, specifically urban acreage. On September 7, AMZN announced plans to open Amazon HQ2, a second

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Posted in Developers, Feature, Land Report 100, Pacific, Washington

Simplot Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 25 Simplot Family 443,000 acres Jack Simplot (1909–2008) quit school and left home in eighth grade. In the 1940s, he pioneered the frozen french fry. At one time the exclusive french fry supplier to McDonald’s, Simplot later expanded his

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Idaho, Land Report 100, Nevada, Oregon, Pacific, Washington, West

Washington Governor to Decide Fate of Solar Farm

Jeff and Jackie Brunson have grown alfalfa, Timothy hay, and other crops on their Central Washington farm in Kittitas County. They want to expand their farming operation to include a solar power lease to Seattle-based Tuusso Energy, and Gov. Jay

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Energy, Farming, Feature, Pacific, Washington

Stimson Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 20 Stimson Family 552,000 acres (up 52,000 acres) One of the nation’s oldest forest products companies, Stimson Lumber Company pre-dates the Civil War. The Stimson family owns significant fir, pine, and cedar operations in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Eastern

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Posted in Feature, Idaho, Land Report 100, Montana, Oregon, Pacific, Timber, Washington, West

Land Report April 2018 Newsletter

Overachievers, led by Dan and Michael Murphy of Colorado’s M4 Ranch Group, were honored at the Realtors Land Institute’s Apex Awards in Nashville on March 13. The Murphys took top honors as APEX 2017 Top National Producer. Get the lowdown

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Posted in Agriculture, Energy, Farming, Federal Policy, New Mexico, News Desk, Newsletter, North Carolina, Washington, Water, Wyoming

Reed Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 5 Reed Family 1,370,000 acres On October 12, it was announced that the Reed family’s Green Diamond Resource Company would become an equity partner in Twin Creeks LLC, a joint venture formed in part by Seattle-based Silver Creek Capital,

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Land Report 100, Pacific, Timber, Washington

Emmerson Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 3 Emmerson Family 1,959,666 acres (up 9,666 acres) The Emmersons’ Sierra Pacific Industries relies on 5,000 crew members to manage nearly 2 million acres of California and Washington timberland, run more than 20 facilities, and market finished products across

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Posted in California, Conservation, Feature, Land Report 100, Pacific, Timber, Washington

SOLD! Farmland LP to Acquire Weidert Farm

The sustainable farmland investment fund beat out all comers to acquire Weidert Farm, a 6,000-acre agricultural powerhouse in Washington’s Walla Walla Valley. “We appreciate the strong interest Weidert Farm garnered from investors and local farmers,” said Peoples Company President Steve

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