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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, Field Reporters, Georgia, Mississippi, Montana, 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, Field Reporters, Massachusetts, 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, Field Reporters, 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 2008 Fall, 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, Field Reporters, Maine, Northeast, Recreation, Timber

The Land Report 2013 Conservation Deal of the Year: Trees Ranch

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Utah’s private national park finds a new steward. In Southern Utah, not far from the small town of Springdale, tourists motoring down the Zion Park Scenic Byway ooh and aah at the red clay buttes, the bizarre rock formations, and

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Posted in Conservation, Corinne Garcia, Feature, Utah, West

2013 Land Report 100: Emmerson Family

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No. 3 Emmerson Family 1,860,000 acres Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) was founded in 1949 by Curly Emmerson and his son Red, and the company has been owned and operated by Red and his descendants ever since. This year the Emmersons

Posted in California, Conservation, Feature, Field Reporters, Pacific, Recreation, Timber, Washington

2013 Land Report 100: No. 80-89

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No. 80 Crosby Family 135,000 acres Based in New Orleans, Crosby Land and Resources celebrates its 75th anniversary in November. The family-owned forestry business is led by Robert H. Crosby III, who was named the 2013 Forest Landowner of the

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Field Reporters, Great Plains, Hunting, Louisiana, Maine, Nebraska, New Mexico, Northeast, Oklahoma, Recreation, South, South Dakota, Southwest, Texas, Timber, West, Wyoming

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