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Pinon Canyon: A Closer Look

For more than a year The Land Report has been tracking the largest proposed seizure of private property by the federal government in modern history: the Battle for Pinon Canyon. It pits ranchers in southeast Colorado against an opponent that’s not used to losing

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Posted in Cattle, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Public Land, Trey Garrison, West

Shuttered Texas Silver Mine to Reopen?

First it was ethanol and the price per acre in the Corn Belt. Then oil and gas began propping up land values in mineral-rich areas such as the huge shales found coast to coast. Now other commodities are driving other

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Posted in Energy, Feature, Minerals, News Desk, Southwest, Stephen OKeefe, Topics

Sweet Home Alabama

On the shores of Alabama’s largest lake, American Idol winner Taylor Hicks has found the perfect piece of property. Now all he needs is the time to enjoy it.

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, July 2008, Magazine, News Desk, Regional News, South

Mexico Opposes Ethanol

As we’ve seen over the last few months, skyrocketing commodity prices are pushing land values to record levels. They are also squeezing cattlemen and other producers who rely on corn and other grains to fatten livestock and poultry. One of

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Posted in Energy, Eric OKeefe, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, International, News Desk, Southwest

“The Land Market Has Never Been Stronger”

So says Mac Boyd, a broker at Farmers National in Arcola, Illinois. Boyd is just one of the many veteran real estate professionals who are closely monitoring the strongest farmland market in decades.

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, Great Plains, Midwest, News Desk, West

Pinon Canyon: Uranium Contamination?

First, the Army set off a firestorm when it announced its intention to use eminent domain to condemn 400,000 acres of family farms and ranches in order to triple the size of the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site. Then lightning strikes

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, News Desk, Regional News, West

Florida to Pay $1.75 Billion for 187,000 Acres in the Everglades

In a massive deal announced earlier today, the State of Florida will acquire almost 300 square miles of the Everglades in and around the south end of Lake Okeechobee from U.S. Sugar Corp. for $1.75 billion ($9,000+ per acre).

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Posted in Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Farming, Feature, News Desk, Public Land, Regional News, South, Topics, Water

678,000 Acres for $20 Million?

For the price of a penthouse overlooking Central Park, an investor could also buy 1,000 square miles in Brazil. Prices such as this listing in the Amazon River basin’s Madeira River are one of the many reasons that many are looking

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Posted in Cattle, Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Farming, Feature, Hunting, International, News Desk, Timber, Topics, Water

Fire Fuels Pinon Canyon Debate

Lightning has struck twice. The Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site is front-page news yet again, only this time the focus of the controversy is not just eminent domain but wildfire.

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Posted in Feature, News Desk, West

Clint Eastwood Goes One on One with The Land Report

Clint Eastwood sticks to his guns. Not just when creating iconic characters such as Rowdy Yates, “Dirty” Harry Callahan, and Bill Munny or in his scintillating body of work as a director, but as a landowner. He’s interrupted a family

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Magazine, November 2007, Pacific

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