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Job Growth in Agriculture Sector Outpaces Graduates

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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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Sold! Apple Buys 36,000-Acres to Produce Eco-Friendly Packaging

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Apple partnered with The Conservation Fund to purchase 36,000 acres of forestland in Maine and North Carolina, which will be used to sustainably harvest materials that can be used for paper and packaging. “Apple believes that paper, like energy, can

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Land Report 2014 Timberland Deal of the Year: St. Joe Timberlands

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In March 2014, Florida’s St. Joe Company announced the $562 million sale of almost 600 square miles of nonstrategic timberland and rural land in Northwest Florida to subsidiaries of Utah-based AgReserves Inc. The terms of the blockbuster transaction included $200

Posted in Agriculture, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Florida, News Desk, South, Timber

2014 Land Report 100: Reed Family

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No. 5 Reed Family 1,370,000 acres (up 600,000 acres) Stop the presses! As the 2014 Land Report 100 was being finalized, the Reed family’s Green Diamond Resource Company announced that it had closed on 600,000 acres of Oregon timberland belonging

Posted in California, Conservation, Feature, Oregon, Pacific, Timber, Washington

The Land Report Top Ten: Spring 2015

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The 3Ds tops the nation’s leading land listings by more than half a billion dollars. – The Editors 1. Waggoner Ranch (Texas): $725 million Sam Middleton of Chas. S. Middleton and Son is broker of record on this record-setting 510,527-acre

Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Florida, Hunting, Massachusetts, Minerals, Montana, Northeast, Pacific, Recreation, South, Southwest, Texas, Timber, Water, West

FOR SALE: 560,000 Acres of North Central Florida Timberland

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Foley Timber and Land Company announced on April 2 that it is exploring the sale of almost all of its assets, some 876 square miles of premier timberlands located between Tallahassee and Gainesville along Florida’s Gulf Coast. According to The

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2013 Land Report Best Brokerage: American Timberlands Company

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American Timberlands Co. www.americantimberlands.com (843) 979-2221 2013 Sales: < $50 Million Who: With over 20 years of experience throughout the South, American Timberlands Company caters to clients ranging from large institutional investors to individual owners. Specializes in timberland, recreational and

Posted in Feature, Hunting, News Desk, Recreation, South, Timber

Upcoming Event: 2015 Forest Landowners Association Annual Conference

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The 2015 Forest Landowners Association (FLA) conference will be held at the Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront in Virginia Beach, Virginia from June 2-5, 2015. The FLA conference features forums and speakers that address a broad range of forestry issues impacting

Posted in Feature, Federal Policy, South, Timber, Virginia

2014 Land Report 100: Ford Family

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No. 11 Ford Family 625,000 acres In the 1930s, Kenneth Ford (pictured above, 1908-1997) started out with a single sawmill near Roseburg, Oregon. He bought timberlands that had been repossessed for non-payment of taxes. When the post-World War II housing

Posted in California, Feature, News Desk, Oregon, Pacific, Timber

2013 Land Report Best Brokerage: Fountains Land

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Fountains Land www.fountainsland.com (802) 223-8644 2013 Sales: < $50 Million Who: This subsidiary of Fountains America specializes in brokering timberland, conservation properties, and rural estates, along with forest management and HBU analysis. Wow: Brokered timberland transaction covering 2,630 acres located

Posted in Conservation, Feature, Maine, News Desk, Northeast, Public Land, Recreation, Timber, Vermont
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