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O’Connor Heirs: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 17 O’Connor Heirs 587,000 acres (up 7,000 acres) Irish immigrant Thomas O’Connor, a.k.a. “The Texas Cattle King,” was awarded a 4,428-acre land grant in 1834 near present-day Victoria, and the family never looked back. The O’Connors still run cattle

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Feature, Land Report 100, Southwest, Texas

Lykes Heirs: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 15 Lykes Heirs 615,000 acres In the decade following the Civil War, Dr. Howell Lykes shuttered his medical practice to oversee the family farm in Florida’s Hernando County. In 1900, Lykes and his seven sons incorporated Lykes Bros. Inc.

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Florida, Land Report 100, South, Southwest, Texas

Briscoe Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 14 Briscoe Family 640,000 acres (up 30,000 acres) Three generations of the Briscoe family have stewarded the 100,000-acre Catarina Ranch in South Texas, the epicenter of the family’s thriving cow-calf operation and the linchpin of Briscoe Ranch Company. Click

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Feature, Land Report 100, Southwest, Texas

King Ranch Heirs: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 9 King Ranch Heirs 911,215 acres On August 25, the costliest hurricane in American history made landfall near Rockport, Texas. King Ranch was spared, but Hurricane Harvey took a terrible toll. In the days that followed, an overwhelming number

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Land Report 100, Southwest, Texas

Journal Readers Select Hall and Hall Listing as House of the Year

The votes are in: 121,544 Wall Street Journal readers cast their ballots online, and Montana’s Dancing Wind Ranch, listed by Jim Taylor of Hall and Hall, took top honors as the newspaper’s House of the Year. The results were announced

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Feature, Montana, News Desk, Residential Property, West

Stan Kroenke: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 4 Stan Kroenke 1,380,000 acres One of the greatest opportunities awarded to private landowners is the restoration and enhancement of the lands they steward. At Kroenke Ranches, this includes initiatives at Montana’s Broken O Ranch and Texas’s Waggoner Ranch.

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Farming, Feature, Hunting, Land Report 100, Montana, Southwest, Texas, Water, West

Ted Turner: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 2 Ted Turner 2,000,000 acres In late 2016, the Magazine of the American Landowner recognized Turner’s lifelong commitment to conservation by honoring him with its Legacy Landowner award. His dedication to conservation is a lifelong phenomenon that dates back

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Dogs, Feature, Great Plains, Hunting, Land Report 100, Recreation, West

The Bull Breaks Loose: Land Transactions Finished on a Tear in 2017

Record employment numbers. Equity markets at all-time highs. The largest overhaul of the tax code in decades. No wonder land transactions finished on a tear in 2017. Pick a market, any market. Almost all seem to be buzzing with activity,

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Energy, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Taxes

The Land Report Top Ten: Winter 2017

The Lone Star State dominates the leader board with four of the nation’s leading listings. — The Editors 1. Molokai Ranch (Hawaii): $260 million This 55,574-acre ranch ranks as one of the Aloha State’s largest and encompasses more than one-third

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Equestrian, Feature, Florida, Hawaii, Hunting, Pacific, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Southwest, Texas, Water, West

Chicago Fed Reports Minimal Change Over Last Year

Farmland values in the Seventh Federal Reserve District saw a year-over-year decrease of 1 percent in the third quarter of 2017. The Midwest has not experienced a year-over-year decrease or increase in agricultural land values greater than 1 percent in

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