Conservation

Ogallala Aquifer Initiative Focuses on Nebraska and Oklahoma

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Amid a decade of drought, USDA announced plans to invest another $8 million in the Ogallala Aquifer, the single largest aquifer in the U.S. The Ogallala also serves as the primary water source for the High Plains. According to Agriculture

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, Great Plains, Nebraska, News Desk, Oklahoma, Water

Weyerhaeuser and Plum Creek Merger to Create World’s Largest Timber Company

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The massive timber giant will own 13 million acres. The proposed $8.3 billion transaction, which both boards of directors approved unanimously, would constitute the largest private ownership of land in the U.S. The combined entity will retain the Weyerhaeuser name.

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Louisiana, News Desk, Pacific, Southwest, Timber, Washington

2014 Land Report Best Brokerage: Bear Island Land

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Bear Island Land www.bearislandland.com (218) 365-2800 2014 Sales: < $50 Million Who: Experts in the sale of recreational properties. Wow: Just celebrated 20th year in business. Insight: Owner Charlie Chernak sees the market as slowly improving in the Great Lakes

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Posted in Conservation, Dogs, Feature, Great Lakes, Hunting, Minnesota, Recreation, Residential Property, Water

A Timeless Legacy

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Timber owners turn to Clemson University to steward special places. When Jo Claire Hanvey Hickson was a child, there were few things she enjoyed more than spending time on a timber tract her family owned in rural McCormick County, South

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Posted in Conservation, Corinne Garcia, Feature, News Desk, South, Timber

2014 Land Report Best Brokerage: Land and Wildlife

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Land and Wildlife www.landandwildlife.com (800) 535-6007 2014 Sales: $50 – $100 Million Who: Now operating in Oregon, Washington, and Alaska with a focus on large tracts of land, ranches, timber tracts, recreational properties, vineyards, and resorts. Wow: The $16.75 million

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Posted in Agriculture, Alaska, Cattle, Conservation, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Hunting, Oregon, Pacific, Recreation, Residential Property, Timber, Washington

2014 Land Report Best Brokerage: Summit Sotheby’s International Realty

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Summit Sotheby’s International Realty www.summitsothebysrealty.com (435) 649-1884 2014 Sales: $100 – $250 Million Who: Experts in Utah luxury properties with 10 offices in the state’s top markets, including Park City and Deer Valley. Insight: According to Principal Broker Thomas Wright,

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Equestrian, Feature, Hunting, Recreation, Residential Property, Utah, West

2014 Land Report Best Brokerage: Fay Ranches

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Fay Ranches www.fayranches.com (406) 586-4001 2014 Sales: $100 – $250 Million Who: Providing brokerage and advisory services for the acquisition and sale of significant land assets since 1992 with a focus on recreational land, productive farms and ranches, plus timberland

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Hunting, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Recreation, Residential Property, Utah, Water, West, Wyoming

The Land Report Top Ten: Winter 2015

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The nation’s leading land listings feature an average price of $167 million. – The Editors 1. Waggoner Ranch (Texas): $725 million Sam Middleton of Chas. S. Middleton and Son is broker of record on this record-setting 510,527-acre listing. Bernard Uechtritz

Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Florida, Golf, Hunting, Minerals, New York, News Desk, Northeast, Pacific, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Texas, Timber, Water, West

U.S. Department of Agriculture Incentivizes Ranchers, Farmers, and Timber Owners

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In an effort to bolster declining honey bee populations nationwide, the USDA has set aside $4 million for a public-private conservation strategy. In the warm-weather months, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin welcome some 70 percent of

Posted in Agriculture, Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, Great Plains, Michigan, Midwest, Minnesota, Montana, News Desk, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin

2014 Land Report Best Brokerage: Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty

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Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty www.kuperranchsales.com (210) 213-9700 2014 Sales: $100 – $250 Million Who: Director Robert Dullnig leads a team of Texas-based ranch realtors. Wow: Sold 20,150 acres of the historic East Forker-Gage Ranch, plus listed the 27,000-acre Y.O. Ranch

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Hunting, Recreation, Residential Property, Southwest, Texas, Water
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