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2013 Land Report 100: Hughes Family

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No. 21 Hughes Family 373,000 acres In the late 1960s, Dan Allen Hughes Sr. realized that land was a good place to invest the earnings from his oil and gas business. Today, the family’s holdings stretch throughout their home state

Posted in Cattle, Energy, Feature, Hunting, Southwest, Texas

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

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

2013 Land Report 100: No. 90 – 100

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No. 90 Scharbauer Family 113,532 acres The Scharbauers’ ties to the land run deep. More than a century ago the family began raising sheep in West Texas. As time wore on, sheep ranches were transformed into cattle ranches. And that

Posted in Agriculture, Arizona, California, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Energy, Equestrian, Feature, Field Reporters, Great Plains, Hawaii, Midwest, Minerals, New Mexico, Pacific, South, Southwest, Texas, Timber, Utah, Wyoming

2013 Land Report 100: Hunt Family

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No. 51 Hunt Family 190,000 acres H.L. Hunt founded Hunt Oil Company in 1934. Today, the family’s interests go well beyond energy. Through the Hoodoo Land & Cattle Company, the Hunts own in Arizona, New Mexico, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, and

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Posted in Agriculture, Arizona, Cattle, Energy, Farming, Feature, Field Reporters, Minerals, Montana, New Mexico, Southwest, Texas, Utah, West, Wyoming

The Land Report Summer 2014

The Land Report Summer Issue 2014

Timber specialists, ranch brokers, recreational experts, productive ag pros - more than 100 firms from coast to coast were surveyed to prepare our fourth annual look at America’s Best Brokerages for the Summer 2014 edition of the Magazine of the American Landowner. Dozens more

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Land Report June 2014 Newsletter

Too many items to discuss in the June 2014 Newsletter. Among the high points? A major judicial decision that will impact landowners nationwide. Rising beef prices and increased crop yields continue to stoke land values. And a first look at the

Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Bankruptcy, Cattle, Conservation, Developers, Energy, Farming, Federal Policy, Hunting, Newsletter, Northeast, Public Land, Residential Property, Southwest, Taxes, Water, West

2013 Land Report 100: True Family

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No. 33 True Family 255,000 acres Since the 1950s the True family’s business holdings have been closely linked to successful oil-field development and production, mostly in and around Casper, Wyoming. The family’s ranch holdings are equally impressive: True Ranches includes

Posted in Cattle, Energy, Farming, Feature, Field Reporters, West, Wyoming

Extension Service Reaches the Century Mark

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The roots of today’s agricultural extension services reach all the way back to the early 1800s when landowners, farmers, and scientists gathered to talk shop at agricultural societies and clubs. Congress formalized the USDA’s Extension Service a century ago with

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Sold! Dodgers Co-Owner Bobby Patton Buys New Mexico’s York Ranch

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At more than 173,000 acres, the York Ranch features 35,236 acres of deeded land, 134,800 acres of BLM land, and a 3,200-acre State of New Mexico lease. The ranch sold in February to Double H Holdings LLC, an entity controlled

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Posted in Cattle, Feature, Field Reporters, New Mexico, Recreation, Southwest

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