Agriculture

2015 Land Report 100: Singleton Family

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No. 7 Singleton Family 1,100,000 acres Family patriarch Henry Singleton (1916–1999) was a man of science. The MIT graduate cofounded the industrial conglomerate Teledyne with George Kozmetsky in 1960. Twenty-five years later, he bought the historic San Cristobal Ranch in

Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Equestrian, Feature, New Mexico, Pacific, Southwest

2015 Land Report 100: McCoy & Remme Families

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No. 56 McCoy & Remme Families 174,300 acres These Texans own McCoy’s Building Supply as well as ranching operations in the central and western portions of the Lone Star State. They are equally well known for their charitable endeavors and

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Southwest, Texas

SOLD! Osage Nation Buys Ted Turner’s Bluestem Ranch

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Tulsa World reports that the Osage Nation completed a deal in June to buy the Bluestem Ranch for $74 million. The 43,000-acre prairieland property west of Pawhuska was utilized by Turner Ranches to run 3,000 head of bison and cattle.

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Feature, Great Plains, Oklahoma

2015 Land Report 100: Llano Partners

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No. 32 Llano Partners 265,000 acres With vast ranching, farming, and cattle operations throughout Texas and New Mexico, Hughes Abell remains the sole proprietor of an eponymous livestock operation while also offering leadership on the executive committee of the Texas

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Farming, Feature, New Mexico, Southwest, Texas

Land Report 2015 Agriculture Deal of the Year: Palo Verde Valley Alfalfa Farmland

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It’s always worthwhile to take a look at how wealthy investors identify and exploit opportunities in current markets. What stock is the Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett, targeting these days and why? What about Amazon’s Jeff Bezos? What new technologies

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Posted in Agriculture, Corinne Garcia, Farming, Feature, News Desk, Pacific

Land Report Deal of the Century: Waggoner Ranch

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A Texas landmark with a matchless legacy changes hands for the first time in history. Original photography by Wyman Meinzer It’s one thing to get a chuckle out of the state’s highest elected official. But it’s an entirely different situation

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Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Cattle, Energy, Equestrian, Eric OKeefe, Farming, Feature, Hunting, Minerals, News Desk, Recreation, Southwest, Texas

Weekend Update

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CHRIS SOULES IS NOT LOST. Considering the setting of this exclusive Land Report cover shoot by Jason Walsmith — an Iowa cornfield — the reality TV star actually feels quite a home. That’s one of the many insights about America’s most famous farmer that

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Developers, Energy, Farming, Feature, Hunting, Midwest, Minerals, Public Land, Recreation, Southwest, Water, West

2015 Land Report 100: Wilks Brothers

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No. 15 Wilks Brothers 500,000+ acres (up 152,500 acres) Texas-based brothers Dan and Farris Wilks earned their fortune in fracking. In 2011, they sold their 70 percent interest in Frac Tech to a partnership led by Singapore’s Temasek Holdings for

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Feature, Minerals, Montana, Public Land, Recreation, Texas, West

Land Report 2015 Deal of the Year: Standing Butte Ranch

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An extraordinary swath of Great Plains native prairie was days away from going to auction. Then Ted Turner stepped up. Like the American bison itself, the pristine prairie that nurtured this magnificent beast has long been in danger of extinction.

Posted in Agriculture, Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Great Plains, News Desk, South Dakota

Corn Belt Sees Consecutive Annual Declines

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The Seventh District registers back-to-back drops in farmland values for the first time since the mid-1980s. NATIONAL – TREND Two factors put downward pressure on row crops in 2015: record (or near-record) harvests; and the strong dollar, which slowed exports.

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Feature, Federal Policy, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Midwest, Missouri, News Desk, Ohio
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