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Supreme Judicial Court Upholds Tax-Exempt Conservation Lands

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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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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

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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

The Land Report Summer 2013

Land Report Summer Issue 2013

Land to Table - that’s what’s cooking in the Summer issue of The Magazine of the American Landowner. Five amazing landowners are profiled – individuals, couples, and families who are changing the way America eats as they produce Vermont maple sugar,

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Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Back Issues, Cattle, Conservation, Dogs, Energy, Equities, Farming, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Midwest, Northeast, Pacific, South, Southwest, Taxes, Timber, West

Land Report July 2012 Newsletter

WATER. Thanks to the ongoing drought and a spate of wildfires, it’s a top priority for landowners from coast to coast this summer. Be sure to check out ways to improve your waters courtesy of the Summer issue of The

Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Farming, Great Plains, Midwest, Newsletter, Northeast, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, Taxes, West

The Land Report Summer 2012

Land Report Summer Issue 2012

Did you know that the Supreme Court just issued a landmark ruling? I’m not talking about health care. I’m talking about land. That’s right, the high court came down 9-0 for landowners in a suit that was brought against the

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$5 Million Hilton Head Easement Acquisition

Several funding entities, including Beaufort County and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, have pooled resources to acquire several key conservation easements on St. Helena Island as well as outright ownership of 19 acres on Hilton Head. According to news releases,

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Posted in Equities, Feature, Federal Policy, Field Reporters, South, Taxes

Texas Senate Tackles Eminent Domain

Four years after the Supreme Court handed down Kelo vs. New London, eminent domain reform continues. Earlier this month, the Texas Senate passed an amendment that would make it harder for the government to seize land from private landowners via

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