Washington

Bill Gates Pays $171 Million for Washington Farmland

  Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates paid $171 million to acquire approximately 14,500 acres of highly productive farmland in Southern Washington from John Hancock Life Insurance Company. According to The Land Report, Gates’s acquisition, which closed on August 28, ranks as

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Feature, News Desk, Pacific, Washington

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

Washington Governor to Decide Fate of Solar Farm

Jeff and Jackie Brunson have grown alfalfa, Timothy hay, and other crops on their Central Washington farm in Kittitas County. They want to expand their farming operation to include a solar power lease to Seattle-based Tuusso Energy, and Gov. Jay

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Land Report April 2018 Newsletter

Overachievers, led by Dan and Michael Murphy of Colorado’s M4 Ranch Group, were honored at the Realtors Land Institute’s Apex Awards in Nashville on March 13. The Murphys took top honors as APEX 2017 Top National Producer. Get the lowdown

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Posted in Agriculture, Energy, Farming, Federal Policy, New Mexico, News Desk, Newsletter, North Carolina, Washington, Water, Wyoming

SOLD! Farmland LP to Acquire Weidert Farm

The sustainable farmland investment fund beat out all comers to acquire Weidert Farm, a 6,000-acre agricultural powerhouse in Washington’s Walla Walla Valley. “We appreciate the strong interest Weidert Farm garnered from investors and local farmers,” said Peoples Company President Steve

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Land Report November 2017 Newsletter

Page through the digital version of The Land Report online and discover dozens of investment opportunities from coast to coast. Farmland, timber tracts, cattle ranches, and transitional land are all featured, including: Washington’s Weidert Farm Colorado’s Cross Mountain Ranch South Carolina’s

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The Investment Issue: Weidert Farm

Over the last half century, the Weiderts have created a powerhouse of a farm. Their next step? Find someone to take it to the next level. As a Texan, I’m all too familiar with the brag “Everything is bigger in

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The Land Report Fall 2017

The Land Report Fall 2017 Issue

Our Investment Issue features dozens of premium listings from coast to coast, including: Cross Mountain Ranch: Unrivaled water and wildlife in Northern Colorado Gunter’s Island: A how-to study on developing the ideal mitigation bank Weidert Farm: A 6,000-acre Washington farm with matchless

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Posted in Agriculture, Back Issues, California, Colorado, Conservation, Farming, Federal Policy, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, South, South Carolina, Timber, Washington, West

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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Private Landowners Fuel Jet Travel

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack greeted Seattle passengers deplaning at Washington Reagan after an Alaska Airlines flight powered in part by a new renewable fuel made of wood waste salvaged from private lands in Washington, Oregon, and Montana. “In 2011,

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