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Supreme Court Rules for Landowners 8-0

November 27 decision in Weyerhaeuser v. US Fish and Wildlife requires that habitat be present for Critical Habitat Designation. The case concerns about 1,500 acres in Louisiana that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service designated as a critical habitat for

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, Louisiana, News Desk, South, Timber

Destruction from Hurricane Michael Estimated at $1.6 Billion

Hurricane Michael dealt a devastating blow to over 5 million acres of woodlands when it roared through Florida, Georgia, and Alabama in October, according to The Wall Street Journal. Beyond mature trees that snapped during the storm, there is a

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Posted in Agriculture, Feature, Florida, News Desk, South, Timber

The Land Report Top Ten: Summer 2018

Crowned by a stately manor house and featuring its own equestrian center, Great Island joins the list. – The Editors 1. Molokai Ranch (Hawaii): $260 million This 55,574-acre ranch ranks as one of the Aloha State’s largest and encompasses more

Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Colorado, Connecticut, Equestrian, Feature, Florida, Hawaii, Hunting, News Desk, Northeast, Pacific, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Southwest, Texas, West

Land Report December 2018 Newsletter

On Nov. 27, the Supreme Court issued a blockbuster ruling limiting the federal government’s ability to utilize the Endangered Species Act to restrict private landowners. The 8-0 decision is the lead story of our December newsletter. Other articles include: Dole Foods

Posted in News Desk, Newsletter, Pacific, South

Illinois Governor-Elect Closes on Wellington Equestrian Estate

Just days after defeating incumbent governor Bruce Rauner, J.B. Pritzker closed on a 6.44-acre, $12 million equestrian estate in Palm Beach County. Located in Grand Prix Farms near the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, the equestrian estate has an outdoor

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Posted in Equestrian, Feature, Florida, News Desk, South

Critical Habitat Debated Before High Court

The Supreme Court heard arguments about whether or not private property can be designated critical habitat for an endangered species that doesn’t live there. In 2012, US Fish and Wildlife labeled 1,500 acres of Louisiana forestland as critical habitat for

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, Louisiana, News Desk, South

The Land Report Fall 2018

Our Investing Issue takes a look at two completely different strategies: one built on blood, sweat, and salt, and the other based on speculation and greed. Guess which one lost $100 million? Other great reads in our fall issue include: Farmland: Bill

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Posted in Agriculture, Back Issues, Cattle, Conservation, Farming, Hunting, Midwest, News Desk, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, South, Southwest, Timber, Water, West

Land Report October 2018 Newsletter

Tom Brokaw’s West Boulder Ranch and the Old Steen Place, an adjacent portion of the Burnt Leather Ranch, were sold to a single buyer by Fay Ranches on September 28. The combination of the two Montana holdings creates a 4,751-acre

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Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, California, Energy, Farming, Federal Policy, Hunting, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, News Desk, Newsletter, North Dakota, Northeast, Pacific, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Texas, West

U.S. Attorney Sues Hemp Farm

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia filed a civil suit against a Mason County hemp farm. Although state laws allow the cultivation, sale, and purchase of industrial hemp, the suit alleges the

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Posted in Agriculture, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, South, West Virginia

Land Report September 2018 Newsletter

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates paid $171 million in August to acquire 14,500 acres of farmland owned by John Hancock Life Insurance Company in one of the most coveted agricultural regions of Washington. The lofty purchase price eclipsed April’s $136 million

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Farming, News Desk, Newsletter, Oregon, Pacific, South, Southwest, Timber, Washington

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