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2014 Land Report 100

Land Rreport 100 Winter 2014

Here it is … the 2014 Land Report 100 sponsored by Fay Ranches. Among the major movers on this year’s list is nationally known homebuilder D.R. Horton, founder and chairman of DR Horton Inc. (DHI), who acquired New Mexico’s 457-square-mile Great

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Wind-Turbine Projects Advance Closer to Reality

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America’s first offshore wind farm, the planned Cape Wind, now has a coastal Atlantic staging area big enough to handle construction of 130 massive turbines. Cape Wind Associates has signed a two-year $4.5M lease with the State of Massachusetts for

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2013 Land Report 100: Fasken Family

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No. 59 Fasken Family 165,000 acres In 1913, a Canadian attorney named David Fasken purchased the 222,600-acre C Ranch from the estate of Nelson Morris, a Chicago meatpacker who had bought the acreage in Andrews, Ector, Martin, and Midland counties

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Energy, Feature, News Desk, Southwest, Texas

Keystone Pipeline Goes to State Supreme Court

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The Nebraska Supreme Court will wait until September to hear a challenge by landowners and others opposing Gov. Dave Heineman’s decision to let Keystone XL pipeline builder TransCanada use the power of eminent domain to acquire the necessary right of

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Posted in Agriculture, Energy, Farming, Feature, Great Plains, Nebraska, Public Land

2013 Land Report 100: Koch Family

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No. 39 Koch Family 239,000 acres This family’s multinational corporation is based in Wichita, Kansas and its subsidiaries are involved in more industry sectors than you can shake a stick at. Koch owns Georgia-Pacific, Koch Pipeline, Koch Fertilizer, Koch Minerals,

Posted in Cattle, Energy, Farming, Feature, Georgia, Great Plains, Illinois, Kansas, Midwest, Minerals, Minnesota, Montana, News Desk, South, Southwest, Texas, West

2013 Land Report Best Brokerages: Farmers National Company

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Farmers National Company www.farmersnational.com (800) 346-2650 2013 Sales: > $1 Billion Who: Provides a full line of professional services to buyers, sellers, and landowners. In addition to brokerage services offering private treaty listings, auctions, and a buyer’s agency, FNC offers

Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Cattle, Energy, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Hunting, Midwest, Minerals, Northeast, Pacific, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Southwest, Timber, Water, West

On The Block: Leases for Offshore Wind Sites

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The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is selling leases for wind turbine sites a dozen miles offshore from Ocean City. The agency will take bids August 19, 2014 on nearly 80,000 acres for two wind projects. This will be

Posted in Auctions, Energy, Feature, Maryland, News Desk, South

2013 Land Report 100: Hughes Family

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No. 21 Hughes Family 373,000 acres In the late 1960s, Dan Allen Hughes Sr. realized that land was a good place to invest the earnings from his oil and gas business. Today, the family’s holdings stretch throughout their home state

Posted in Cattle, Energy, Feature, Hunting, Southwest, Texas

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

2013 Land Report 100: Hunt Family

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No. 51 Hunt Family 190,000 acres H.L. Hunt founded Hunt Oil Company in 1934. Today, the family’s interests go well beyond energy. Through the Hoodoo Land & Cattle Company, the Hunts own in Arizona, New Mexico, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, and

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