Agriculture

Land Program Awards $9 Million for Conservation

The conservation coalition Land for Maine’s Future (LMF) has leveraged taxpayer money to buy 50,000 acres of key recreational, agricultural and wildlife land in the Pine Tree State. LMF’s Board recently approved $9M for 25 projects in 37 communities considered

Posted in Agriculture, Conservation, Feature, Maine, News Desk, Northeast, Recreation

2013 Land Report 100: Lykes Heirs

No. 12 Lykes Heirs 615,000 acres Dr. Howell Tyson Lykes gave up medicine in the 1870s to take over his family’s 500 acres in Hernando County, Florida. The company he founded with his sons is still a privately held, family-managed

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Feature, Florida, News Desk, South, Southwest, Texas

2013 Land Report Best Brokerages: Hertz Real Estate Services

Hertz Real Estate Services www.hertz.ag (515) 382-1500 2013 Sales: $300 – $500 Million Who: Founded in 1946, Hertz Real Estate Services and Hertz Farm Management specialize in farmland with expertise in working with owners who don’t farm the land. Wow:

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Midwest, Missouri, Ohio

2013 Land Report Best Brokerages: 1 Stop Realty

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

2013 Land Report 100: Fasken Family

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

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

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

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

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

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, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Hunting, Midwest, Minerals, Northeast, Pacific, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Southwest, Timber, Water, West

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