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Land’s Best Friend: Treeing Walkers

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Leader of the Pack: When it comes to following a trail, Treeing Walkers set the pace. — Henry Chappell Just as the English pointer dominates modern pointing dog field trials, the Treeing Walker coonhound dominates today’s coon dog trails. The

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Posted in Dogs, Feature, Henry Chappell

2013 Land Report 100: Singleton Family

No. 6 Singleton Family 1,100,000 acres Headquartered in New Mexico’s Galisteo Basin just south of Santa Fe, the family’s 81,000-acre San Cristobal Ranch has operated for four centuries between the Ortiz Mountains, the Cerrillos Hills, the Sangre de Cristo Mountains,

Posted in California, Cattle, Feature, New York, News Desk, Pacific, Southwest

2013 Land Report Best Brokerages: 1 Stop Realty

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1 Stop Realty www.1stop-realty.com (507) 634-7033 2013 Sales: $100 – $200 Million Who: Full-service real-estate marketing firm was founded in the early 1970s by the late Warren Swenson. Son Kirk joined the firm in 1979. Specializes in the management and

Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Conservation, Farming, Feature, Great Lakes, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin

Land Report Top 10: Pumpkin Key

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Located between Key Largo and the mainland in the Florida Keys, Pumpkin Key is a 26-acre private island retreat that offers privacy without isolation. Offering convenient proximity to Ocean Reef, one of the country’s most comprehensive communities, and Miami, Pumpkin

Posted in Feature, Florida, Recreation, Residential Property, South

2013 Land Report 100: Fasken Family

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No. 59 Fasken Family 165,000 acres In 1913, a Canadian attorney named David Fasken purchased the 222,600-acre C Ranch from the estate of Nelson Morris, a Chicago meatpacker who had bought the acreage in Andrews, Ector, Martin, and Midland counties

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Energy, Feature, News Desk, Southwest, Texas

2013 Land Report Best Brokerages: California Outdoor Properties

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California Outdoor Properties californiaoutdoorproperties.com (707) 455-4444 2013 Sales: $100 – $200 Million Who: Specializes in farm, ranch, and recreational land, as well as vineyards, orchards, hunting properties, ocean, lake, and river properties. Wow: Closed a 1,000-acre almond ranch for $25

Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Hunting, Pacific, Recreation

Keystone Pipeline Goes to State Supreme Court

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The Nebraska Supreme Court will wait until September to hear a challenge by landowners and others opposing Gov. Dave Heineman’s decision to let Keystone XL pipeline builder TransCanada use the power of eminent domain to acquire the necessary right of

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Posted in Agriculture, Energy, Farming, Feature, Great Plains, Nebraska, Public Land

2013 Land Report 100: Langdale Family

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No. 47 Langdale Family 200,000 acres The family’s Langdale Company began in 1894 with a crop of turpentine timber, and today it’s evolved into a diversified enterprise that includes forestry, forest products, and land development. The Langdales made sustainability a

Posted in Conservation, Feature, Georgia, South, Timber

2013 Land Report Best Brokerages: AFM Land Sales

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AFM Land Sales www.afmlandsales.com (704) 527-6780 2013 Sales: $200 – $300 Million Who: Specializing in the brokerage, acquisition, and analysis of timberland, recreational properties, farmland, hunting plantations, and conservation properties. Operates in timberland investment regions from the Pacific Northwest to

Posted in Agriculture, Conservation, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Hunting, Midwest, Northeast, Pacific, Recreation, South, Southwest, Timber, West

Crop Insurance Makeover

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As always, the new Farm Bill has plenty of moving parts, but one of the biggest changes is an overhaul of the USDA’s insurance cost-assistance program. Currently, farmers receive crop insurance subsidies as direct payments. Each year the total of

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Midwest, Northeast, Pacific, South, Southwest, West

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