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Pitching the Perfect Investment Plan

Major League Baseball’s all-time strikeout king began to buy ranchland in Gonzales County when he was making but $7,000 a year. For comparison’s sake, keep in mind that at the height of Roger Clemens’s career, the Rocket earned an estimated

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, Interviews, Southwest, Texas

On the Block: 26,867 Acres of the A.B. Hudson Ranch

The remaining 26,867 acres of the A.B. Hudson Ranch will be auctioned at 10:00 a.m. on May 12 at the Holiday Inn Express in Wichita Falls. The ranch will be offered in 22 tracts and combinations subject to a reserve

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Energy, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Hunting, News Desk, Southwest, Texas

The Commish Takes Our Questions

Interview by Eric O’Keefe Original Photography by Gustav Schmiege III MUCH LIKE HIS NATIVE STATE, the 28th Commissioner of the General Land Office is an intriguing blend of tradition and innovation. He wears cowboy boots — and an iWatch. His

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Developers, Energy, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Gustav Schmiege, Interviews, News Desk, Public Land, Southwest, Taxes, Texas, Water

Xcel Announces 600MW Wind Farm in South Dakota

The nation’s largest producer of wind power will add 1,550 megawatts of new wind generation in the upper Midwest, including 600 megawatts at a wind farm located in South Dakota’s Codington, Deuel, and Grant Counties. According to Xcel Energy, the

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Posted in Energy, Feature, Great Plains, News Desk, South Dakota

SOLD! Blue Apron Acquires Sustainable Meat Producer BN Ranch

Niman Ranch founder Bill Niman has sold his BN Ranch brand to California-based meal delivery service Blue Apron. BN Ranch has been a supplier of grass-fed beef to Blue Apron for two years. Terms were not disclosed. Niman will remain

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Conservation, Farming, Feature, News Desk, Pacific

1031 Exchanges Endangered

Congress considers eliminating key landowner tax tool. Text by Eric O’Keefe | Photography by Jason Walsmith Grover Norquist is bullish on the prospects for passage of tax reform legislation this year. However, the founder and president of Americans for Tax

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, Federal Policy, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Midwest, News Desk, Northeast, Pacific, South, Southwest, States, Taxes, West

Utah Landowners Lose ESA Challenge on Appeal

The 10th US Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a 2014 ruling that limited the ability of federal officials to use the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to protect a species located in a single state. Utah landowners had challenged a US

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Utah, West

The 13-Million-Acre Man

Go behind the scenes with Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush in our Texas issue. The Magazine of the Texas Landowner brings you an exclusive interview with George Prescott Bush, the 28th Commissioner of Texas’s General Land Office. The Commissioner

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Posted in Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Interviews, Minerals, Public Land, Southwest, Texas, Water

2016 Marks Third Consecutive Drop in Corn Belt Farm Values

The Seventh Federal Reserve District reported a 1% drop in agricultural land values in 2016. This follows decreases of 3% in both 2015 and 2014. Senior Business Economist David Oppedahl noted the following: • The decrease in the agricultural land

Posted in Agriculture, Feature, Federal Policy, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Midwest, Missouri, News Desk, Ohio

2017 Land Report Texas Issue

Land Report Texas Issue2017

Get your The Land Report 2017 Texas issue! Our annual Lone Star State roundup features the 13-Million-Acre Man, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush. As the head of Texas’s oldest agency, Bush is responsible for maximizing revenues for the benefit of

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Posted in Back Issues, News Desk

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