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2013 Land Report Best Brokerages: 1 Stop Realty

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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: Langdale Family

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No. 47 Langdale Family 200,000 acres The family’s Langdale Company began in 1894 with a crop of turpentine timber, and today it’s evolved into a diversified enterprise that includes forestry, forest products, and land development. The Langdales made sustainability a

Posted in Conservation, Feature, Georgia, South, Timber

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

2013 Land Report 100: Ford Family

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No. 11 Ford Family 625,000 acres Originally named Roseburg Lumber, the company operated mills throughout Western Oregon and later changed its name to Roseburg Forestry Products. The second-generation president and CEO is Allyn Ford, a Yale and Stanford graduate, who

Posted in California, Conservation, Feature, Georgia, Mississippi, Montana, News Desk, Oregon, Pacific, South, South Carolina, Timber, West

Supreme Judicial Court Upholds Tax-Exempt Conservation Lands

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In May, the highest court in Massachusetts ruled that conservation land cannot be taxed. The case centered on a 120- acre woodland parcel in Hawley, an hour north of Springfield. Conservation groups celebrated the ruling, saying it affirmed that conservation

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Massachusetts, News Desk, Northeast, Taxes

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, Great Plains, Hawaii, Midwest, Minerals, New Mexico, Pacific, South, Southwest, Texas, Timber, Utah, 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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Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Back Issues, Bankruptcy, Cattle, Certified Communities, Conservation, Developers, Dogs, Energy, Equestrian, Equities, Farming, Federal Policy, Golf, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Hunting, International, Land Report 100, Land Report Top 10, Midwest, Minerals, Northeast, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Southwest, Taxes, Timber, Water, West

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

Land Report May 2014 Newsletter

A diverse group of news items are featured in our May newsletter. You’ll recognize the name of one of the all-time great rock and rollers as well a former Presidential hopeful. May I add that there was a teeny tiny transaction

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Energy, Federal Policy, Florida, Land Report Top 10, Massachusetts, Minerals, Newsletter, Northeast, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Timber, West

2013 Land Report 100: Pingree Heirs

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No. 9 Pingree Heirs 830,000 acres In the mid-nineteenth century, shipping magnate David Pingree purchased land in nearly 100 different Maine townships in 1840. Today, the Pingree heirs’ Seven Seas Island Company remains FSC and SFI certified, and a legacy

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

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