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McDonald Family: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 24 McDonald Family 474,000 acres This Alabama family holds the vast majority of their US lands (some 300,000-plus acres) in Maine via GREAT NORTHWOODS LLC. The McDonalds also own more than 100,000 acres in their home state as well

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Pingree Heirs: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 11 Pingree Heirs 830,000 acres (up 125,000 acres) Pingree lands are consolidated in Maine and owned by fifth-, sixth-, and seventh generation descendants of David Pingree (1795—1863). Known as the Merchant Prince of Salem, Pingree’s nineteenth-century empire ultimately exceeded

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Land Report 100, Maine, Northeast, Timber

Peter Buck: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 9 Peter Buck 925,000 acres (up 125,000 acres) How many Subway Cold Cut Combos go into an acre of timberland? (Here’s a hint: It doesn’t matter if you order a six-inch combo or the footlong.) Only a nuclear physicist

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Irving Family: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 6 Irving Family 1,247,880 acres (up 1,644 acres) J.K. Irving planted the company’s one billionth tree in July. Quite an accomplishment for a family rooted in the legacy of patriarch James Dergavel Irving, whose grandparents emigrated from Scotland with

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Charlotte’s Web Farm on Market for First Time in 30 Years

Yankee Magazine reports that E.B. White’s 44-acre saltwater farm on the Maine coast has been listed for $3.7 million by Martha Dischinger at Downeast Properties. E.B. and Katharine White bought the farm, which sits on a small inlet off Blue

Posted in Agriculture, Feature, Maine, Northeast, Residential Property

Land Report August 2017 Newsletter

BREAKING NEWS! COLORADO’S CIELO VISTA RANCH SELLS. The 83,368-acre contiguous tract originally listed for $105 million with Jeff Hubbard and Pat Lancaster of Mirr Ranch Group. More details in our August newsletter, which also features four other standout properties: Colorado’s Nottingham

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Posted in Agriculture, Alabama, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Developers, Farming, Florida, Georgia, Hunting, Maine, Minerals, Mississippi, Newsletter, North Carolina

1031 Exchanges Endangered

Congress considers eliminating key landowner tax tool. Grover Norquist is bullish on the prospects for passage of tax reform legislation this year. However, the founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform is sounding an alarm on the potential repeal

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Behold An Enchanted Forest

A Maine entrepreneur’s extraordinary generosity spurs the creation of a North Woods gem. Burt’s Bees cofounder Roxanne Quimby just put a big X on her bucket list. She gave away 87,654 acres – to the Department of the Interior. The

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Wildfire Torch Record Acreage in 2015

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that wildfires burned a record 10,125,149 acres across the United States last year. The 2015 total eclipsed the previous record, which was set in 2006. Of last year’s blazes, more than 50 exceeded 50,000 acres,

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Agriculture Sector Endures Second Straight Annual Decline

The Department of Agriculture is projecting that 2015 will mark another down year for American farmers and ranchers with agricultural sector production projected to fall 9.2 percent to $427 billion. Contributing factors include increased global competition and a slowdown in

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