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Low Prices Plague Wisconsin Farmers

For the third year in a row, the Badger State boasted the unenviable distinction of leading the nation in farm bankruptcies in 2018. Wisconsin’s 47 Chapter 12 bankruptcies easily outpaced Nebraska’s 31. Low milk prices were just one culprit. “The

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Toledo Voters Approve Ballot Measure Granting Rights to Lake Erie

On February 26, 61 percent of voters in Ohio’s fourth largest city granted legal rights to the nation’s 11th largest lake. The passage of the ballot measure by the citizens of Toledo marks the first time a US jurisdiction has

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Great Lakes, News Desk, Ohio, Public Land, Water

Land Report March 2019 Newsletter

Spring has sprung, and with it has come pricing adjustments on several legacy properties currently on the market. Our March newsletter details these updates, including: Colorado’s Cross Mountain Ranch Northern California’s Lone Pine Ranch Southern California’s Mountain of Beverly Hills

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2017 Land Report 100

2017 Land Report 100

America’s largest landowners continue to increase their holdings. That’s one of the many takeaways from the 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader. Liberty Media chairman John Malone retained the top spot as the nation’s largest landowner with 2.2 million

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Cropland Values Hold Steady at $4,090 Per Acre Nationwide

The Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service announced that from 2016 to 2017, US cropland values remained constant at $4,090 per acre. Top gainers included Texas and Oklahoma, which saw increases of 6.3 and 6.1 percent, respectively. Kansas cropland

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Trump Orders Review of National Monuments Over Last Two Decades

Secretary of Interior to vet designations since 1996. President Donald Trump directed Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to review national monuments greater than 100,000 acres created by the Antiquities Act since January 1, 1996. The Antiquities Act Executive Order,

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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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1031 Exchanges Endangered

Congress considers eliminating key landowner tax tool. Grover Norquist is bullish on the prospects for passage of tax reform legislation this year. However, the founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform is sounding an alarm on the potential repeal

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2016 Land Report 100

The Land Report Winter 2016 issue

More than 20 new landowners grace the ranks of the 2016 Land Report 100 sponsored. Among the new Land Report 100ers are California’s Fisher family, who founded The Gap in 1969. With some 440,000 acres in Northern California, the Fishers ranked No.

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Land’s Best Friend: The Noble Thief

Despite its inauspicious heritage, the Brittany spaniel is well beloved by its legions of fans. – Henry Chappell The rootstock of the modern Brittany, one of the world’s most beloved and versatile hunting breeds, is a less-than-savory tale. It dates

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