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California Landowner Faces 140 Potential State and Federal Violations

An anonymous tip helped California wildlife officers uncover the worst instance of raptor poaching in state history. Investigators discovered an extraordinary number of rapture carcasses, other dead birds, and wildlife on an 80-acre property belonging to Richard Parker. The 67-year-old

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Posted in California, Feature, Federal Policy, Hunting, News Desk, Pacific

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

Corn Belt Ag Values Edge Slightly Higher in 2017

The Chicago Fed reports that a three-year slide in farmland values in the Seventh Federal Reserve District has come to an end. According to senior business economist David Oppedahl, an annual increase of 1 percent in nominal terms was recorded

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Posted in Agriculture, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Midwest, Missouri, News Desk, Ohio

The Bull Breaks Loose: Land Transactions Finished on a Tear in 2017

Record employment numbers. Equity markets at all-time highs. The largest overhaul of the tax code in decades. No wonder land transactions finished on a tear in 2017. Pick a market, any market. Almost all seem to be buzzing with activity,

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Energy, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Taxes

President Trump Touts Tax Cuts, Revised Estate Tax to Farmers

A friendly audience welcomed President Trump to Nashville on earlier this month as he addressed the American Farm Bureau Federation. One major reason: The administration’s $1.5 trillion tax cut, which the president signed into law in December. A major overhaul

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Chicago Fed Reports Minimal Change Over Last Year

Farmland values in the Seventh Federal Reserve District saw a year-over-year decrease of 1 percent in the third quarter of 2017. The Midwest has not experienced a year-over-year decrease or increase in agricultural land values greater than 1 percent in

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Midwest, Missouri, News Desk, Ohio

Farmland Values in the Corn Belt Swing to Positive

Despite lower prices for corn and beans, ag land values in the all-important Seventh Federal Reserve District increased 1 percent. This gain was not only for the second quarter over the first quarter of 2017, but it also applied on

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Feature, Federal Policy, Great Plains, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, News Desk, Wisconsin

2017 Land Report 100

2017 Land Report 100

America’s largest landowners continue to increase their holdings. That’s one of the many takeaways from the 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader. Liberty Media chairman John Malone retained the top spot as the nation’s largest landowner with 2.2 million

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Posted in Agriculture, Back Issues, Cattle, Conservation, Developers, Energy, Equestrian, Farming, Federal Policy, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Hunting, Land Report 100, Midwest, Minerals, News Desk, Northeast, Pacific, South, Southwest, Timber, Water, West

Land Report November 2017 Newsletter

Page through the digital version of The Land Report online and discover dozens of investment opportunities from coast to coast. Farmland, timber tracts, cattle ranches, and transitional land are all featured, including: Washington’s Weidert Farm Colorado’s Cross Mountain Ranch South Carolina’s

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Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Farming, Federal Policy, Hunting, News Desk, Newsletter, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, South, South Carolina, Timber, Washington, Water, West

Chicago Fed to Host Global Ag Conference

Anyone remotely interested in US agriculture and its ties to the global economy should make plans to attend the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Agricultural Conference on Tuesday, November 28. The focus of the one-day event will be agricultural trade

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