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Farmland Partners Closes $197 Million Illinois Transaction

The publicly traded real estate investment trust (NYSE: FPI) added to its portfolio of North American farmland by acquiring 118 Illinois farms totaling more than 22,100 acres. “This transformative transaction makes FPI one of the largest owners of farmland in

Posted in Agriculture, Farming, Feature, Illinois, Midwest, News Desk

Oil Prices Spur Investment

Sporting Ranch Capital announces a $100 million, Texas-only ranch fund. Jay Ellis, an investment fund founder, may be the only person in Texas who is giddy about collapsing oil prices. “Oil is $33. Markets are in turmoil. The timing couldn’t

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Posted in Feature, News Desk, Recreation, Southwest, Texas

Commission Reverses Itself; Allows Wolves at Turner Ranch

The New Mexico Game and Fish Commission unanimously approved a request by the Turner Endangered Species Fund to import and temporarily hold Mexican gray wolves at Ted Turner’s Ladder Ranch. The decision, which was announced in February, followed a surprise

Posted in Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, New Mexico, News Desk, Southwest

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 510,527-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

Land Report March 2016 Newsletter

King Ranch’s 2015 acquisition of The Boon from Alice Walton’s Rocking W Ranch has spurred renewed interest in the iconic ranch’s Quarter Horse Division. The Land Report is proud to feature this cover story in the Magazine of the Texas Landowner,

Posted in News Desk, Newsletter

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

Sold! Robin Williams’s Villa Sorriso Sells for $18.1 Million

Set on 653 acres, the late comedian’s estate included an olive orchard, a spring-fed pond, a nine-stall horse barn, and 18 acres of vineyard within the Mount Veeder American Viticultural Area (AVA). But it was the 22,000-squarefoot, Portuguese limestone mansion

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Equestrian, Feature, News Desk, Pacific, Residential Property

Powerful Agency Ousts Chief

The California Coastal Commission voted 7-5 to dismiss Executive Director Charles Lester on Feb. 10. The vote took place after an emotionally charged meeting in Morro Bay. Lester had held the post since 2011. According to the Associated Press, the

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Posted in California, Conservation, Feature, News Desk, Pacific

2014 Land Report Best Brokerage: Mossy Oak Properties of Texas

Mossy Oak Properties of Texas www.moptex.com (972) 771-2129 2014 Sales: $100 – $250 Million Who: Experts in hunting, recreational, timber, and ranch properties. Wow: The jump in the number of multimillion-dollar properties, particularly cattle ranches and timberland. Insight: “Our recreational

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Equestrian, Feature, Hunting, Minerals, News Desk, Recreation, Southwest, Texas, Timber

BLM Hits Pause Button on Wilks Swap

BLM Central Montana District Manager Mark Albers announced that his office will not green-light a land exchange proposed by Wilks Ranch, an entity owned by Dan and Farris Wilks of Cisco, Texas. The decision, which was announced at a Jan.

Posted in Feature, Federal Policy, Montana, News Desk, Public Land, Recreation, West

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