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U.S. Interior, Justice Departments to Settle with Tribes

The United States Department of the Interior along with the Department of Justice have agreed to a proposed $940 million settlement to resolve a quarter-century-old legal dispute with Native American tribes. At issue: costs for programs the federal government mandated

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Kelo Postmortem

A decade has passed since the Rehnquist Court’s “intellectually unsound” decision in Kelo v. City of New London. On June 23, 2005, a team of attorneys for the Institute for Justice (IJ), a nonprofit libertarian public interest law firm, was

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Jack Ma Buys Brandon Park

The Chinese billionaire has conservation plans for the 28,100-acre property. Jack Ma, the Chinese billionaire and cofounder of e-commerce giant Alibaba, has quietly made a new acquisition: a 28,100-acre property boasting trout streams, woodlands and a maple syrup operation in

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2014 Land Report Best Brokerage: LandVest

LandVest www.landvest.com (617) 723-1800 2014 Sales: > $500 Million Who: “LandVest’s brokerage business manages the disposition, planning, and marketing of investment-grade timberland properties on behalf (and to) institutional investors and high-net-worth families. We specialize in the largest and most complex

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The Land Report Top Ten: Fall 2015

The aggregate value of the nation’s leading listings? More than $1.6 billion! – The Editors 1. Waggoner Ranch (Texas): $725 million Sam Middleton of Chas. S. Middleton and Son is broker of record on this record-setting 510,527-acre listing. Bernard Uechtritz

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2014 Land Report Best Brokerage: LandLeader

LandLeader www.landleader (844) 281-4301 2014 Sales: > $500 Million Who: Marketing and listing service specializing in promoting land, ranches, recreational properties, farms, waterfront properties, and hunting land. Wow: In its very first year, LandLeader membership grew to over 170 land

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Land Report September 2015 Newsletter

While the U.S. economy suffers through starts and stops, land sales and land listings keep humming along. Here are some of the September newsletter’s highlights: A key timberland sale in Florida; A potential $1 billion listing off Long Island; A $5 million

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High Court Strikes Down Federal Program

A majority of justices sided with raisin farmer Marvin Horne in his battle against a federal program created to keep excess raisins off the market. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the 8-1 decision, with the court’s more conservative justices assenting.

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US Farm Trust Closes $300 Million Fund

Institutional investors back privately held REIT. San Antonio-based US Farm Trust announced on Aug. 13 that it has closed on over $300 million in commitments from institutional investors. The real estate investment trust (REIT) was established to acquire and manage

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The Land Report Fall 2015

Celebrating the American Sportsman is more than just our fall issue‘s theme; it’s an eye-opening experience that chronicles the adventures of an American original, Wyman Meinzer. Wonderfully written and gorgeously photographed, it will become a favorite read of anyone with a passion for

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