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USDA’s Agriculture Census Shows Big Bump In Farming Revenues

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Final results from the federal government’s 2012 Census of Agriculture are still being tallied, but preliminary numbers show a vital and growing farm economy. Some of the more notable preliminary findings include a 33 percent increase in the value of

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The Land Report Spring 2014

The Land Report Spring 2014

2013 was a year of superlatives: billion-dollar acquisitions, record-setting prices, and landmark sales. And behind the best of these deals one finds the stories of passionate landowners, men and women and families who went to extraordinary lengths to assemble, to

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2013 Land Report 100: W.T. Waggoner Estate

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No. 14 W.T. Waggoner Estate 535,000 acres Dan Waggoner was a pioneering cattleman who established the family ranch in 1849. His son, W.T., expanded it even more. Today, the W.T. Waggoner Estate, which is managed by A.B. Wharton and Gene

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The Land Report Top Ten: Winter 2013

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The Centennial State dominates the Top Ten with three exceptional listings. – The Editors 1. Homer’s Pond (Massachusetts): $118 million This private retreat is set on 314 acres along the southern shore of Martha’s Vineyard. Available in its entirety or

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2012 Land Report Best Brokerages: United Country Real Estate

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United Country Real Estate www.unitedcountry.com (800) 999-1020 2012 Sales: > $3 Billion Who: With nearly 550 offices, United Country is the nation’s fastest-growing brokerage and auctioneer network. Wow: December sales grew 169% year-over-year. CEO Dan Duffy attributes this to record

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Farmland Values Plateau in the 4th Quarter

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The most recent quarterly farmland survey released by the Chicago Fed shows the steady rise in farmland values may be about to level off. Prices have been steadily rising, buoyed by increased investor interest as economic distress eased. The latest

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TV Series Features Landowners

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Private landowners take center stage in a public television series titled This American Land. A recent segment features the multi-state effort to voluntarily restore more than 3.5 million acres of habitat to benefit seven at-risk animal species, including the prairie

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Land Report November 2013 Newsletter

Three-quarters of a billion dollars. That’s the sum total of The Land Report Top Ten, which tracks the nation’s leading land listings by price. Our monthly tabulation reveals that America’s top properties can be found in all corners of the

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2012 Land Report Best Brokerages: The duPerier Texas Land Man

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The duPerier Texas Land Man www.texaslandman.com (830) 796-3018 2012 Sales: > $150 Million Who: Exclusively focuses on brokerage of farms and ranches, specializing in highly improved property for recreational use as well as income-producing. Wow: Listing broker on the Devils

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The Land Report Fall 2013

Land Report Fall 2013

With 2.2 million acres, John Malone takes top honors for the third consecutive year. His love of land, coupled with his wife’s love of horses, led to several key acquisitions, including a historic Irish castle just south of Dublin and two properties in Wellington, the epicenter of Florida’s equestrian community.

At more than 2 million acres, Ted Turner runs a close second to his good friend. Turner enjoys the distinction of being New Mexico’s largest landowner, and he capitalized on that honor by acquiring the historic Sierra Grande Lodge and Spa in Truth or Consequences. Guests at the Lodge will be able to enjoy tours of Turner’s 156,439-acre Ladder Ranch and his 362,885-acre Armendaris Ranch.

Thanks to his acquisition of the Broken O Ranch, Denver Nuggets owner Stan Kroenke moved up from No. 10 on last year’s list to No. 8 in the rankings. Among the newcomers to this year’s list are Texas’s Wilks Brothers, founders of Frac Tech. Their prized jewel is Montana’s 60,000-acre N Bar Ranch, which they acquired from former Land Report 100er Tom Siebel, founder of Siebel Systems. Another new name on the list is Arthur Nicholas, who serves on the board of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Nicholas is the owner of Wyoming’s historic Wagonhound Land and Livestock Co., which is the subject of a new book by Land Reporters Wyman Meinzer and Henry Chappell.

We invite you to be among the first to view the complete rundown of America’s top landowners, which is available exclusively on the Fay Ranches website. Click here to download your PDF today.

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