Federal Policy

Stable Farmland Values Trump Falling Commodity Prices

Year-over-year farmland values in the Corn Belt are holding steady; however, in the most recent quarter, an uptick in Iowa and in Wisconsin pulled overall values in the Seventh District into positive territory for 2018. — The Editors NATIONAL –

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

EPA Declares Biomass Carbon Neutral

In a major policy shift that benefits timberland owners, EPA administrator Scott Pruitt announced that biomass will be considered carbon neutral for the purposes of regulating emissions from sources such as power plants that burn wood. Biomass proponents hailed the

Posted in Conservation, Energy, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Timber

Private Land Seizures Underway in Rio Grande Valley

McAllen Mayor Jim Darling reports that 167 landowners in Hidalgo County have received condemnation notices from the federal government. The notices arrived as Customs and Border Protection personnel informed South Texas officials from cities, counties, and foreign trade zones along

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Posted in Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Southwest, Texas

Supreme Court Rules 5-4 in Florida v. Georgia

A divided court gives Florida another opportunity to draw more water out of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint basin and away from Atlanta. A decades-long legal battle that has thus far incurred more than $100 million in legal fees took an unexpected turn

Posted in Feature, Federal Policy, Florida, Georgia, News Desk, South, Water

Land Report June 2018 Newsletter

In our June newsletter, the long arm of the law takes center stage: The Supreme Court hands Florida a win over Georgia in a water dispute In Texas, private land seizures have begun as the administration builds its border wall

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Energy, Farming, Federal Policy, International, Midwest, Minerals, News Desk, Newsletter, Northeast, Public Land, Recreation, Southwest, Taxes, Timber, Water, West

The Land Report Rockies 2018

Celebrate the Western Landowner with our 2018 Rockies issue! Landowner Roundup: Daunting obstacles and collaborative solutions are the hallmarks of these four ranching operations. Lesli Allison reports from Arizona, Idaho, Montana, and Nevada. Yellowstone Club: Join Corinne Garcia for a

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Posted in Agriculture, Arizona, Auctions, Back Issues, Bankruptcy, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Developers, Energy, Farming, Federal Policy, Hunting, Idaho, Minerals, Montana, Nevada, News Desk, Public Land, Recreation, Southwest, West, Wyoming

Oregon Judge Orders Teenager to Pay $36 Million in Restitution for Starting Massive Wildfire in 2017

More than 48,000 acres were torched after a 15-year old tossed a firecracker and ignited last year’s deadly Eagle Creek Fire. A total of 11 claims were submitted, ranging from $8,111.14 by Allstate Insurance to more than $21 million in

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Posted in Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Oregon, Pacific, Public Land

The Land Report Spring 2018

The Land Report Spring 2018 issue

The Magazine of the American Landowner announces the 2017 Deals of the Year: Deal of the Year: Jack and Laura Dangermond’s $165 Million Donation Preserves Santa Barbara’s Bixby Ranch as the Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve Ranchland Deal of the Year: Colorado’s

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Posted in Agriculture, Back Issues, Developers, Farming, Federal Policy, Hunting, News Desk, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Southwest, West

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

Land Report April 2018 Newsletter

Overachievers, led by Dan and Michael Murphy of Colorado’s M4 Ranch Group, were honored at the Realtors Land Institute’s Apex Awards in Nashville on March 13. The Murphys took top honors as APEX 2017 Top National Producer. Get the lowdown

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Posted in Agriculture, Energy, Farming, Federal Policy, New Mexico, News Desk, Newsletter, North Carolina, Washington, Water, Wyoming

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