Agriculture

D.R. Horton: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 23 D.R. Horton 503,000 acres Donald Horton founded and chairs the country’s largest new home builder, D.R. Horton, which is based in Fort Worth. In his spare time, Horton acquires ranches in the desert Southwest. Most recently, Horton added

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Equestrian, Feature, Land Report 100, New Mexico, Recreation, Residential Property, Southwest, Texas

Neighbors Awarded Millions in Hog Farm Nuisance Case

The Chinese owners of Smithfield Foods are on the hook for $50 million, thanks to a federal court in Raleigh, North Carolina. Ten neighbors filed suit arguing, that the waste treatment methods of the world’s largest pork producer were not

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Posted in Agriculture, Conservation, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, North Carolina, South, Water

Realtors Land Institute Announces APEX Award Winners

Dan and Michael Murphy share honors as APEX 2017 Top National Producer at RLI’s National Land Conference last month in Nashville. On March 13, the Realtors Land Institute (RLI) recognized the best in the land business with the APEX Awards.

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Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Cattle, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Hunting, News Desk, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Tennessee

Harvard Takes $1 Billion Writedown

Businessweek reports that Harvard bet the farm in Brazil — and lost. The managers of the nation’s largest university endowment made a substantial investment in a sprawling agricultural development in Northeastern Brazil. According to one analyst, Harvard’s top money managers

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Posted in Agriculture, Feature, Massachusetts, News Desk, Northeast

O’Connor Heirs: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 17 O’Connor Heirs 587,000 acres (up 7,000 acres) Irish immigrant Thomas O’Connor, a.k.a. “The Texas Cattle King,” was awarded a 4,428-acre land grant in 1834 near present-day Victoria, and the family never looked back. The O’Connors still run cattle

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Feature, Land Report 100, Southwest, Texas

Lykes Heirs: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 15 Lykes Heirs 615,000 acres In the decade following the Civil War, Dr. Howell Lykes shuttered his medical practice to oversee the family farm in Florida’s Hernando County. In 1900, Lykes and his seven sons incorporated Lykes Bros. Inc.

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Florida, Land Report 100, South, Southwest, Texas

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

Briscoe Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 14 Briscoe Family 640,000 acres (up 30,000 acres) Three generations of the Briscoe family have stewarded the 100,000-acre Catarina Ranch in South Texas, the epicenter of the family’s thriving cow-calf operation and the linchpin of Briscoe Ranch Company. Click

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Feature, Land Report 100, Southwest, Texas

Broward County to Pay $42 Million to Acquire 38-Acre Palm Tree Farm Next to Fort Lauderdale Airport

Commissioners agree to mediated settlement with family of Florida Congressman Clay Shaw over negative impact of new runway at Fort Lauderdale Airport. When Broward County decided to expand the Fort Lauderdale Airport, adjacent landowners soon found themselves waterlogged. The culprit?

Posted in Agriculture, Feature, Florida, News Desk, Public Land, South, Water

King Ranch Heirs: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 9 King Ranch Heirs 911,215 acres On August 25, the costliest hurricane in American history made landfall near Rockport, Texas. King Ranch was spared, but Hurricane Harvey took a terrible toll. In the days that followed, an overwhelming number

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Land Report 100, Southwest, Texas

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