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Land Report August 2015 Newsletter

Global equity markets gave investors a rollercoaster ride in August. Meanwhile, back on the farm, US Farm Trust announced $300 million in commitments from institutional backers to invest in high-quality row-crop farmland. Coincidence? We didn’t think so either. Read all about

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Posted in Agriculture, Farming, Federal Policy, News Desk, Newsletter, Public Land, Recreation, Timber

Coalition Sues the U.S. Forest Service to Block Land Swap


A group of nonprofits has filed a 72-page lawsuit alleging that the U.S. Forest Service failed to be transparent and to follow federal environmental law when it approved a land swap with Developer Red McCombs. In May, the Forest Service

Posted in Colorado, Conservation, Developers, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Public Land, West

2014 Land Report 100: 80-89

81 Elwood Heirs FI

No. 80 Crosby Family 135,00 acres Based in New Orleans, Crosby Land and Resources celebrated its 75th anniversary last year. The family-owned forestry business is led by Robert H. Crosby III, who was named the 2013 Forest Landowner of the

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Great Plains, Hunting, Idaho, Louisiana, Maine, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, News Desk, Northeast, Oklahoma, Public Land, South, South Dakota, Southwest, Texas, Timber, Utah, Water, West, Wyoming

2014 Land Report Best Brokerage: Farmers National Company


Farmers National Company (800) 346-2650 2014 Sales: > $1 Billion Who: Offering a full range of services to buyers, sellers, and landowners along with private treaty listings, auctions, and buyer’s agency, FNC offers comprehensive farm and ranch management services,

Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Cattle, Developers, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Hunting, Midwest, News Desk, Northeast, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Southwest, Timber, Water, West

President Establishes Three New National Monuments


President Obama established three national monuments using authority granted to our nation’s chief executive under the Antiquities Act: Basin and Range National Monument in Nevada, Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument in California, and Waco Mammoth National Monument in Texas. Since

Posted in California, Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, Nevada, News Desk, Pacific, Public Land, Southwest, Texas, West

Trout Headwaters CEO Elected President of National Mitigation Banking Association


Michael Sprague was elected president of the National Mitigation Banking Association’s 15-member board of directors in Orlando. Said Sprague, “I’m humbled and honored to be asked to help lead the National Mitigation Banking Association Board at a time when our

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Midwest, News Desk, Northeast, Pacific, Public Land, South, Southwest, Water, West

Land Report July 2015 Newsletter

Plenty of bold-faced headlines in our July newsletter, including the designation of three new national monuments and a key lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service. Other items include: The Nature Conservancy’s acquisition of Colorado’s JE Canyon for $21 million; The $29.5

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Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, California, Colorado, Conservation, Developers, Equestrian, Federal Policy, Georgia, Idaho, News Desk, Newsletter, Pacific, Public Land, Residential Property, South, Timber, West

Sold! John Muir Trust Announces 600-acre Purchase of Private Grazing Land


The acquisition of the private grazing land outside of Berkeley and Oakland will ensure preservation, education, and public access to the Carr Ranch. Some grazing will continue after the purchase; the property will also be open to the public for

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Posted in California, Conservation, Equestrian, Feature, News Desk, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, Water

Land Report 2014 Legacy Landowners: Katharine Armstrong & Ben Love


BY ERIC O’KEEFE PHOTOGRAPHY BY GUSTAV SCHMIEGE III PUBLISHED SPRING 2015 Don’t be fooled by the desolate setting. Although Persimmon Gap Ranch is miles from its nearest neighbor, the amount of scintillating conversation one encounters in the company of our 2014

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Energy, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Gustav Schmiege, Hunting, Minerals, News Desk, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, Southwest, Texas, Water

Job Growth in Agriculture Sector Outpaces Graduates


Each year an average of 57,900 job openings are created in agriculture and renewable natural resources, yet only 35,400 college degrees in agricultural-related fields are awarded in the U.S. This leaves a shortfall of 22,500 positions. According to the USDA,

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