Wyoming “Owns” the Wind


Cowboy State tax that generates millions from wind power imperils multi-billion-dollar Anschutz project. Wyoming prides itself on its status as a low tax haven. It has no individual income tax, no corporate income tax, and according to the Tax Foundation,

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2015 Land Report Aspen Summit

Kenyon Fields, Mary Conover, Ken Salazar

Leading landowners, industry experts, and thought leaders gathered at the Aspen Institute to discuss key issues facing private landowners and to honor Colorado’s Salazar family, The Land Report’s 2015 Legacy Landowners. — Photography by Aubree Dallas Groves of quaking aspens

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, Public Land, Taxes, Timber, Water, West

Congress Pondering 1031 Exchange


The potential repeal of like-kind exchanges jeopardizes landowners and other investors. BY DAVID BROWN PUBLISHED SPRING 2015 Over the past year, a variety of proposals have emerged from Congress designed to gut the tax code and create a simpler, more fair taxation framework.

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Posted in Conservation, Developers, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Taxes

Land Report March 2015 Newsletter

Our March newsletter features numerous news items, including: Why landowners must contact their elected officials in Washington. Which 5,221-acre legacy property goes on the auction block next month. Who is heading up the new Land & Ranch Division at Concierge Auctions. For up-to-the-minute reports on

Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Cattle, Conservation, Farming, Federal Policy, Newsletter, Pacific, Taxes, West

2014 Land Report 100

Land Rreport 100 Winter 2014

Here it is … the 2014 Land Report 100 sponsored by Fay Ranches. Among the major movers on this year’s list is nationally known homebuilder D.R. Horton, founder and chairman of DR Horton Inc. (DHI), who acquired New Mexico’s 457-square-mile Great

Posted in Agriculture, Back Issues, Bankruptcy, Cattle, Conservation, Developers, Energy, Farming, Land Report 100, Minerals, News Desk, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, Taxes, Timber, Water

Supreme Judicial Court Upholds Tax-Exempt Conservation Lands


In May, the highest court in Massachusetts ruled that conservation land cannot be taxed. The case centered on a 120- acre woodland parcel in Hawley, an hour north of Springfield. Conservation groups celebrated the ruling, saying it affirmed that conservation

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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 Agriculture, Auctions, Back Issues, Bankruptcy, Cattle, 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

New Tax Law Impacts Estate Planning


While the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA) primarily addressed income taxes, the new rules have also put an entirely different spin on estate planning. Because of 2013 tax-exempt levels for estates, a couple’s combined estate must be worth

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Land Report September 2013 Newsletter

The 2013 Land Report 100 is upon us! At 12:01 a.m., tomorrow morning, we will debut the 2013 Land Report 100 Sponsored by Fay Ranches. Our annual survey of the nation’s leading landowners is chock full of new acquisitions, major moves,

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Federal Policy, Great Lakes, Hunting, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Midwest, New York, Newsletter, Northeast, Ohio, Recreation, Residential Property, Southwest, Taxes, Texas, Water
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