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U.S. Interior, Justice Departments to Settle with Tribes

The United States Department of the Interior along with the Department of Justice have agreed to a proposed $940 million settlement to resolve a quarter-century-old legal dispute with Native American tribes. At issue: costs for programs the federal government mandated

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2014 Land Report Best Brokerage: LandVest

LandVest www.landvest.com (617) 723-1800 2014 Sales: > $500 Million Who: “LandVest’s brokerage business manages the disposition, planning, and marketing of investment-grade timberland properties on behalf (and to) institutional investors and high-net-worth families. We specialize in the largest and most complex

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US Farm Trust Closes $300 Million Fund

Institutional investors back privately held REIT. San Antonio-based US Farm Trust announced on Aug. 13 that it has closed on over $300 million in commitments from institutional investors. The real estate investment trust (REIT) was established to acquire and manage

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2014 Land Report Best Brokerage: AFM Land Sales

AFM Land Sales www.afmlandsales.com (704) 527-6780 2014 Sales: > $500 Million Who: Providing brokerage and expert acquisition analysis of timberland, recreational farmland, hunting plantations, and conservation properties. Wow: A $78 million sale that included properties in the Pacific Northwest and

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Job Growth in Agriculture Sector Outpaces Graduates

Each year an average of 57,900 job openings are created in agriculture and renewable natural resources, yet only 35,400 college degrees in agricultural-related fields are awarded in the U.S. This leaves a shortfall of 22,500 positions. According to the USDA,

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Rockefeller Scion Celebrates 100th Birthday with 1,000-acre Donation

David Rockefeller is celebrating his centennial by donating 1,000 acres of fields, streams, and freshwater ponds in Maine to the Mount Desert Island & Garden Preserve. “This magnificent state and its wonderful residents have been such an integral part of

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Sold! Apple Buys 36,000-Acres to Produce Eco-Friendly Packaging

Apple partnered with The Conservation Fund to purchase 36,000 acres of forestland in Maine and North Carolina, which will be used to sustainably harvest materials that can be used for paper and packaging. “Apple believes that paper, like energy, can

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Land Report June 2015 Newsletter

The Magazine’s fifth annual survey of land brokerages nationwide headlines our June Newsletter. More than 100 brokerages participated, a record for The Magazine of the American Landowner. Other top stories include: David Rockefeller’s 1,000-acre donation of prime property in Maine The acquisition

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Productive Ag Land Piques International Investors

The Economist is reporting that broad demographic trends are driving more and more investors, including sovereign funds, to consider investments related to ag land and increased productivity. “Institutional investors such as pension funds see farmland as fertile ground to plough,

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2013 Land Report Best Brokerage: Fountains Land

Fountains Land www.fountainsland.com (802) 223-8644 2013 Sales: < $50 Million Who: This subsidiary of Fountains America specializes in brokering timberland, conservation properties, and rural estates, along with forest management and HBU analysis. Wow: Brokered timberland transaction covering 2,630 acres located

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