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Historic Greenwood Plantation Finds A New Owner

Emily “Paddy” Vanderbilt Wade purchased 4,000 acres of the Greenwood Plantation from the Whitney family for $22 million. Located near Thomasville, Georgia, this quail-hunting mecca features 1,200 acres of carefully managed old-growth forest known as the Big Woods. Wade owns

Posted in Conservation, Feature, Georgia, News Desk, South

Three-Peat for Bezos

Amazon.com founder moves even closer to offering aspiring astronauts the trip of a lifetime. A Far West Texas ranch has gone from running steers to racing to the forefront in the next chapter in manned space flight. As of April

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, News Desk, Southwest, Texas

Weyerhaeuser and Plum Creek Merger Creates “New Paul Bunyan”

The $8.4 billion merger of Weyerhaeuser Company with Plum Creek Timber Company created the nation’s largest private landowner, leading one analyst to label the 13-million-acre behemoth the “new Paul Bunyan.” The company, which will operate under the Weyerhaeuser name, has

Posted in Alabama, California, Feature, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, Oregon, Pacific, South, South Carolina, Timber, Washington, West Virginia

Saudi Dairy Increases its Western Farmland Holdings

In an effort to provide feed to more than 170,000 cows, Saudi Arabia’s largest dairy, Almarai Company, paid $31.8 million to acquire the 1,790-acre Ulmer Ranch near Blythe, California. The purchase follows the acquisition two years ago of 10,000 acres

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Feature, International, News Desk, Pacific, Water

Land Report June 2016 Newsletter

Transactions worth tens of millions highlight our June newsletter: Bill Koch’s Elk Mountain Lodge outside of Aspen is back on the market. The State of Wyoming agrees to sell two tracts to Uncle Sam for $46 million apiece. A $100 million

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Hunting, News Desk, Newsletter, Public Land, Recreation, South, Southwest, Timber, West

Kroenke Ranches Acquires Waggoner

Established in 1849, the Waggoner Ranch spans six Texas counties and covers almost 800 square miles. The 510,527-acre ranch’s asking price was $725 million; no terms were disclosed. “This is an incredible opportunity and an even greater responsibility,” said Kroenke

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Hunting, Recreation, Residential Property, Southwest, Texas, Water

Ted Turner Acquires Dances with Wolves Ranch

Formerly known as the Triple U, the Standing Butte Ranch’s 46,000 acres are native prairie grassland that has never been scarred by disc or blade. After more than a half century of stewardship, the Houck family decided to sell their

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Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Conservation, Feature, Great Plains, News Desk, South Dakota

Kroenke Buys the Waggoner Ranch

Texas’s largest ranch behind one fence changes hands for the first time. Stan Kroenke was approved by the 46th Judicial District Court to purchase the 510,527-acre W.T. Waggoner Estate Ranch in February. The historic transaction will be the first-ever sale

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Energy, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Hunting, News Desk, Southwest, Texas, Water

800,000+ Acres Added to Conservation Reserve Program

The current enrollment was one of the most selective sign-up periods in CRP’s 30-year history. Per-acre conservation benefits were maximized, and multiple conservation priorities were targeted simultaneously. “Over the past 30 years, CRP has created major environmental improvements throughout the

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Midwest, News Desk, Northeast, Pacific, South, Southwest, Water, West

Land Report Certified Community: Texas Grand Ranch

Texas’s first Land Report Certified Community – Texas Grand Ranch – is a timbered haven just minutes from The Woodlands. Text by Eric O’Keefe | Photography by Gustav Schmiege III & Natalia Zamarripa When I was a youngster growing up

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Posted in Certified Communities, Developers, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Gustav Schmiege, News Desk, Recreation, Residential Property, Southwest, Texas

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