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2013 A Disaster for Corn

Futures for corn, the most valuable U.S. crop sold on the Chicago Board of Trade, slumped 40 percent last year. It was the steepest price tumble since the 1960s. “We’re looking at an era of about three, four, five years

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On the Block: 7,600 Acres in Kansas and Nebraska

Thanks to profitable hunting leases, these tracts have already proven their worth, according to Auctioneer Scott Shuman of Hall and Hall. Seven irrigation pivots and plenty of deer, turkey, and pheasant stoke hunting income. The subject property includes 800 irrigated

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2012 Land Report Best Brokerages: Farmers National Company

Farmers National Company www.farmersnational.com (800) 346-2650 2012 Sales: > $1 Billion Who: FNC is not a franchiser and prides itself on being a full-service company for landowners. Its brokerage includes private treaty and auction services, management services for land, oil

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2012 Land Report Best Brokerages: Chas. S. Middleton & Son

Chas. S. Middleton & Son www.chassmiddleton.com (806) 763–5331 2012 Sales: $50 – $100 Million Who: Lubbock-based family firm specializes in sale and appraisal of farms and ranches in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, and Oklahoma. Wow: A strong base of

Posted in Colorado, Feature, Great Plains, Kansas, New Mexico, News Desk, Oklahoma, Southwest, Texas, West

Bumper Corn Crop and Worsening Prices May Come Soon

Expectations that U.S. farmers will harvest a record corn crop this year have many investors wagering that corn futures will continue to fall. Corn prices had already tumbled 37 percent by the end of September, making the grain one of

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2013 Land Report 100

With 2.2 million acres, John Malone takes top honors for the third consecutive year. His love of land, coupled with his wife’s love of horses, led to several key acquisitions, including a historic Irish castle just south of Dublin and two properties in Wellington, the epicenter of Florida’s equestrian community.

At more than 2 million acres, Ted Turner runs a close second to his good friend. Turner enjoys the distinction of being New Mexico’s largest landowner, and he capitalized on that honor by acquiring the historic Sierra Grande Lodge and Spa in Truth or Consequences. Guests at the Lodge will be able to enjoy tours of Turner’s 156,439-acre Ladder Ranch and his 362,885-acre Armendaris Ranch.

Thanks to his acquisition of the Broken O Ranch, Denver Nuggets owner Stan Kroenke moved up from No. 10 on last year’s list to No. 8 in the rankings. Among the newcomers to this year’s list are Texas’s Wilks Brothers, founders of Frac Tech. Their prized jewel is Montana’s 60,000-acre N Bar Ranch, which they acquired from former Land Report 100er Tom Siebel, founder of Siebel Systems. Another new name on the list is Arthur Nicholas, who serves on the board of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Nicholas is the owner of Wyoming’s historic Wagonhound Land and Livestock Co., which is the subject of a new book by Land Reporters Wyman Meinzer and Henry Chappell.

We invite you to be among the first to view the complete rundown of America’s top landowners, which is available exclusively on the Fay Ranches website. Click here to download your PDF today.

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2012 Land Report Best Brokerages: United Country Mason & Morse Ranch Company

United Country Mason & Morse Ranch Company www.ranchland.com (877) 207-9700 2012 Sales: > $100 Million Who: Operates primarily in the West with coverage into the Great Plains, South, and Southwest in 2012. Specializes in the sale of agricultural working ranches,

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New Tax Law Impacts Estate Planning

While the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA) primarily addressed income taxes, the new rules have also put an entirely different spin on estate planning. Because of 2013 tax-exempt levels for estates, a couple’s combined estate must be worth

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Behind the 2013 Land Report 100: America’s Largest Landowners Double Down

The Land Report releases 2013 Land Report 100 presented by Fay Ranches; John Malone and Ted Turner top list of 100 biggest owners of America. Investing in rural, undeveloped land continues to be a popular strategy among the affluent, according

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2013 Corn Harvest Set to be a Record-Breaker

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is projecting that farmers will harvest a record corn crop of 13.8 billion bushels this fall, up 28 percent from last year and 5 percent larger than the previous record crop. Corn prices are trading

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