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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, Field Reporters, 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 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

2013 Land Report Best Brokerages: Farmers National Company

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Farmers National Company www.farmersnational.com (800) 346-2650 2013 Sales: > $1 Billion Who: Provides a full line of professional services to buyers, sellers, and landowners. In addition to brokerage services offering private treaty listings, auctions, and a buyer’s agency, FNC offers

Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Cattle, Energy, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Field Reporters, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Hunting, Midwest, Minerals, Northeast, Pacific, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Southwest, Timber, Water, West

The Bloom Is Off The Rows

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According to the Chicago Fed, farmland values in the bellwether Seventh District have tapered off thanks in part to lower commodity prices. The lone exception? Farms and ranches where those same commodities are nurturing valuable livestock. – The Editors NATIONAL

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

The Land Report Top Ten: Summer 2014

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A world-class array of legacy properties, production ag ranches, and resort retreats. – The Editors 1. SOLD! Copper Beech Farm (Connecticut): $130 million A relic of Old Greenwich, this 50-acre estate is the last of its kind and includes two

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Colorado, Connecticut, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Field Reporters, Florida, Hunting, Massachusetts, Montana, Northeast, Pacific, Recreation, South, Southwest, Timber, Water, West, Wyoming

U.S. Ag Exports Feed World Demand

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Speaking of breaking records, this year could set a new level for American ag exports. The USDA trade outlook released in May projects FY2014 exports will reach $149.5 billion, an estimated $6.9 billion higher than previous estimates. Ag Secretary Tom

Posted in Agriculture, Farming, Feature, Field Reporters, Great Plains, Midwest

Beef Futures Soar

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The price of beef climbed to $5.96 a pound in April, a Schlitterbahn slide-worthy height backed up by the USDA’s 2014 food outlook. The report said beef was 11.1 percent more expensive this year than in April last year, even

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Field Reporters, Great Plains, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota

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