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Land Report May 2018 Newsletter

A round of applause for the 2017 Deals of the Year: Colorado’s Cielo Vista Ranch, 2017 Ranchland Deal of the Year; South Carolina’s St. Phillips Island, 2017 Conservation Deal of the Year; California Central Valley Farmland, 2017 Agriculture Deal of

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Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Bankruptcy, California, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Developers, Farming, Hunting, Newsletter, Recreation, Residential Property, South Carolina, South Dakota, Timber, Water

Neighbors Awarded Millions in Hog Farm Nuisance Case

The Chinese owners of Smithfield Foods are on the hook for $50 million, thanks to a federal court in Raleigh, North Carolina. Ten neighbors filed suit arguing, that the waste treatment methods of the world’s largest pork producer were not

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Posted in Agriculture, Conservation, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, North Carolina, South, Water

Westervelt Heirs: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 22 Westervelt Heirs 518,000 acres (up 41,000-acres) Founded in 1884 as Prairie States Paper Company by Herbert Westervelt, the family-owned company is based in Tuscaloosa and currently operates in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and South Carolina. Business divisions include

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Posted in Arkansas, Conservation, Feature, Georgia, Hunting, Land Report 100, Mississippi, Recreation, South, South Carolina, Timber

Forest Service Adds Key Tract to Bridger-Teton National Forest

The Trust for Public Land sold the 990-acre Upper Gros Ventre River Ranch to the USFS for $3 million. The previous owner, former Wisconsin Senator Herb Kohl, donated the property to the trust. The ranch sits immediately north of the

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, News Desk, West, Wyoming

IRS Scrutinizes Syndicated Conservation Easements

Syndicated conservation easements are costing the federal government more than $1 billion annually, and that lost revenue is raising eyebrows in Washington. According to The Wall Street Journal, in late 2016 the IRS began requiring participants in syndicated conservation easements

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Taxes

Pingree Heirs: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 10 Pingree Heirs 830,000 acres In addition to founding one of the country’s oldest timber empires, Salem shipping merchant David Pingree ranks as a forward-thinker on a par with Henry Ford and Bill Gates. In the early 1840s, Pingree

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Land Report 100, Maine, Northeast, Timber

Irving Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 6 Irving Family 1,246,236 acres (up 236 acres) Founded in 1882, privately held J.D. Irving Company owns some 3.2 million acres in Canada, where it is based in New Brunswick, and manages an additional 2.8 million acres. Seed production

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Land Report 100, Maine, Northeast, Timber

Reed Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 5 Reed Family 1,370,000 acres On October 12, it was announced that the Reed family’s Green Diamond Resource Company would become an equity partner in Twin Creeks LLC, a joint venture formed in part by Seattle-based Silver Creek Capital,

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Land Report 100, Pacific, Timber, Washington

SOLD! One of the Most Remarkable Landscapes in the Front Range Acquired by Douglas County

Ken Mirr of Mirr Ranch Group brokers $18.75 million transaction featuring “one of the most remarkable landscapes in the Front Range.” Almost a decade has passed since Sandstone Ranch first appeared on The Land Report’s radar screen. At the time

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Posted in Colorado, Conservation, Feature, News Desk, Public Land, 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

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