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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

Posted in Agriculture, Feature, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Midwest, News Desk, Northeast, Pacific, South, Southwest, West

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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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Energy, Equestrian, Equities, Farming, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Hunting, International, Land Report 100, Midwest, Minerals, News Desk, Northeast, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, Regional News, South, Southwest, Timber, Water, West

2012 Land Report Best Brokerages: Jon Kohler & Associates

Jon Kohler & Associates www.jonkohler.com (850) 508-2999 2012 Sales: < $50 Million Who: Specialized expertise in plantations, high-quality investment properties, and ranches. Wow: Sold the legendary Chinquapin Plantation in the coveted Thomasville market of South Georgia, which was established by

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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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War Between the States

A centuries-old fracas involving a caustic boundary dispute shows no signs of abating. One of the country’s most contentious water wars has reached a boil, and there’s a high probability that a conclusive decision will only emerge courtesy of the

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, Georgia, South, Tennessee, Water

The Land Report Top Ten: Summer 2013

Stellar additions in California and Oklahoma augment the nation’s leading land listings. 1. Broken O Ranch (Texas): $81 million It’s hard to imagine more than 4,000 acres so close to a major metropolitan area, but that’s exactly the case with

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Posted in California, Colorado, Feature, New York, News Desk, Northeast, Oklahoma, Pacific, South, Southwest, Texas, West, Wyoming

2012 Land Report Best Brokerages: Mossy Oak Properties Delta Land Management Co.

Mossy Oak Properties Delta Land Management Co. deltalandmanagement.com (866) 604-4707 2012 Sales: $50 – $100 Million Who: With headquarters in North Little Rock, this Mossy Oak affiliate specializes in farms and recreational property throughout Arkansas and into Tennessee and Mississippi.

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