2015 Land Report 100: Hunt Family

No. 50 Hunt Family 200,000 acres The history of Hunt Oil Company dates back to the 1930s and the storied Daisy Bradford No. 3. Although H.L. Hunt focused on the East Texas Oilfield, his son Ray and Ray’s family now

Posted in Agriculture, Arizona, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Hunting, Minerals, Montana, New Mexico, Southwest, Texas, Utah, West, Wyoming

Sold! The Waggoner Ranch

Land Report 100er Stan Kroenke acquires Texas’s biggest ranch under one fence. Stan Kroenke has been approved by a Texas court to purchase the 535,000-acre Waggoner Ranch. The historic transaction will be the first-ever sale of the Waggoner Ranch, which

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Energy, Farming, Feature, Hunting, Minerals, News Desk, Recreation, Residential Property, Southwest, Texas

2014 Land Report Best Brokerage: Texas Ranches for Sale

Texas Ranches for Sale www.texasranchesforsale.com (830) 249-9339 2014 Sales: $50 – $100 Million Who: Specializes in high-end hunting ranches, recreational ranches, and live water properties throughout Texas. Wow: Several multi-million dollar sales including a single ranch that exceeded 6,000 acres.

Posted in Feature, Hunting, Recreation, Southwest, Texas, Water

On the Block: New Mexico’s 23,000-acre Ute Lake Ranch

Ute Lake Ranch auction postponed until April 7, 2016. A February 19 auction of a 23,000-acre mix of deeded and leased land in Eastern New Mexico has been postponed by the court-appointed receiver until April 7. “The goal is to

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2014 Land Report Best Brokerage: King Land & Water

King Land & Water www.kinglandwater.com (432) 426-2024 2014 Sales: $100 – $250 Million Who: Three decades of experience representing buyers and sellers of unique ranches with a focus on conservation lands. Wow: Sold the Rockpile Ranch, the 2014 Ranchland Deal

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2015 Land Report 100: Hearst Family

No. 47 Hearst Family 214,000 acres Media magnate William Randolph Hearst (1863–1951) made history with his publishing empire, but it was his father, George Hearst (1820–1891), who built the family fortune. And it all began with land. (See Henry Chappell’s

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Conservation, Feature, Pacific, Residential Property, Timber

2014 Land Report Best Brokerage: Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates

Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates www.jhreassociates.com (888) 733-6060 2014 Sales: $50 – $100 Million Who: As the region’s largest brokerage, this Christie’s affiliate specializes in recreational ranches and working cattle ranches. Wow: Sold a portion of the 140-acre VandeWater Ranch

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Equestrian, Feature, Hunting, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, West, Wyoming

Midwest Cropland Pulls Back 3 Percent in 2015

The Chicago Fed reports that farmland values in the Seventh District retreated 3 percent last year, matching the yearly decrease for 2014 and marking the first consecutive annual decline since the late 1980s. According to the district’s agricultural newsletter, which

Posted in Agriculture, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Midwest, News Desk, Wisconsin

2014 Land Report Best Brokerage: Bates Land Consortium

Bates Land Consortium www.bateslandco.com (800) 819-9920 2014 Sales: < $50 Million Who: A 45-year leader in sales and acquisitions of premier ranches, farms, and recreational land with $2 billion-plus in sales. Wow: Sold the 7,550-acre Hell Canyon Ranch, a big-game

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Hunting, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Recreation, Residential Property, Utah, West, Wyoming

2015 Land Report 100: Lyda Family

No. 33 Lyda Family 260,035 acres La Escalera Ranch, which comprises the Lyda Family holdings, consists of the Fort Stockton Division (229,635 acres near Fort Stockton) and the Seymour Division (30,400 acres northwest of Fort Worth). Through free-range grazing, both

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Equestrian, Feature, Hunting, Recreation, Southwest, Texas


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