West Virginia

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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Posted in Agriculture, Alabama, Arkansas, Conservation, Farming, Feature, Florida, Georgia, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Hunting, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Northeast, Oregon, Pacific, Pennsylvania, Recreation, South, South Carolina, Southwest, Tennessee, Texas, Timber, Virginia, Washington, West, West Virginia, Wisconsin

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,

Posted in Agriculture, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Cattle, Colorado, Connecticut, Conservation, Delaware, Farming, Feature, Florida, Georgia, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Midwest, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, News Desk, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northeast, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pacific, Pennsylvania, Public Land, Rhode Island, South, South Carolina, South Dakota, Southwest, Tennessee, Texas, Timber, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Water, West, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Farmland Partners to Purchase Eight Row Crop Farms

Farmland Partners Inc. (NYSE: FPI) will acquire 15,042 acres of farmland in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia for $49.8 million in cash and 2,981,971 shares of the company’s stock as well as units of limited partnership interest in the

Posted in Agriculture, Alabama, Arkansas, Farming, Feature, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, News Desk, North Carolina, South, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia

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,

Posted in Agriculture, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Feature, Florida, Georgia, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, International, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Midwest, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, News Desk, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northeast, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pacific, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South, South Carolina, South Dakota, Southwest, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Molpus Woodlands Group Announces Closing of Fund IV

Jackson-based Molpus Woodlands Group closed Fund IV with $662.5 million in commitments. According to the timberland investment management organization (TIMO), the fund was oversubscribed and exceeded its target of $500 million in 12 months from the first close. A diverse,

Posted in Alabama, Arkansas, Feature, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, News Desk, North Carolina, South, South Carolina, Tennessee, Timber, Virginia, West Virginia

Land Report Best Brokerages: Jon Kohler & Associates

Jon Kohler & Associates jonkohler.com (850) 508-2999 2013 Sales: $50 – $100 Million Who: Full-service firm operating throughout the Southeast with an expertise in plantations and ranches. Wow: Sold the 7,000-acre Southern Heritage Plantation, an immaculately restored 1850s antebellum property

Posted in Alabama, Conservation, Feature, Florida, Georgia, Hunting, Louisiana, North Carolina, Recreation, Residential Property, South, South Carolina, West Virginia

The Land Report 2013 Timberland Deal of the Year: MeadWestvaco Southern Timberlands

In December, Plum Creek Timber (PCL) cemented its position as one of the nation’s largest private landowners when the timber REIT paid more than $1 billion for a slew of assets from packaging giant MeadWestvaco (MWV), including 501,000 acres of

Posted in Alabama, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Georgia, News Desk, South, South Carolina, Timber, Virginia, West Virginia

West Virginia’s Retreat on White Rock Mountain

Set high in the Allegheny Mountains, West Virginia’s premier Land Report Certified Community overlooks the world famous Greenbrier Resort. Ask any single owner why The Retreat on White Rock Mountain is now their home away from home, and the answers

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21 – Collins Family – 305,313 acres

The seed that became The Collins Companies was planted in Pennsylvania in 1855, and the family-owned, eco-friendly forest products business has been growing ever since. The company now owns just over 300,000 acres in California, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia

Posted in California, Oregon, Pennsylvania, West Virginia

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