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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, Field Reporters, 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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Posted in Agriculture, Arizona, Cattle, Energy, Farming, Feature, Field Reporters, Minerals, Montana, New Mexico, Southwest, Texas, Utah, West, 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

Cape Wind Case Dismissed

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The Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound partnered with the Town of Barnstable to challenge the approval of the controversial offshore wind farm by the State of Massachusetts. But U.S. District Judge Richard Stearns ruled that individuals are barred from suing

Posted in Energy, Feature, Field Reporters, Massachusetts, Northeast

2013 Land Report 100: True Family

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No. 33 True Family 255,000 acres Since the 1950s the True family’s business holdings have been closely linked to successful oil-field development and production, mostly in and around Casper, Wyoming. The family’s ranch holdings are equally impressive: True Ranches includes

Posted in Cattle, Energy, Farming, Feature, Field Reporters, West, Wyoming

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: Holding Family

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No. 19 Holding Family 400,000 acres From a small stake in a Wyoming truckstop, Robert Earl Holding, who passed away in 2013, assembled an empire that ranged from oil refineries and gas stations to ski resorts in Idaho (Sun Valley)

Posted in Developers, Energy, Feature, Field Reporters, Idaho, Montana, Recreation, Utah, West, Wyoming

2013 Land Report 100: Broadbent Family

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No. 56 Broadbent Family 170,000 acres The Broadbents found success in raising sheep — Rambouillet, in particular — and over the years have added cattle and horses to their ranches in California, Utah, and Wyoming. Today the family’s operations have

Posted in California, Cattle, Energy, Equestrian, Feature, Field Reporters, Hunting, Pacific, Timber, Utah, West, Wyoming

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