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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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Sold! New Mexico’s Great Western Ranch

One of the most iconic properties to come to market in the last decade, the Great Western is a world unto itself: 53 miles east to west and 26 miles north to south. All told, the Great Western encompasses 176,805

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President Establishes Three New National Monuments

President Obama established three national monuments using authority granted to our nation’s chief executive under the Antiquities Act: Basin and Range National Monument in Nevada, Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument in California, and Waco Mammoth National Monument in Texas. Since

Posted in California, Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, Nevada, News Desk, Pacific, Public Land, Southwest, Texas, West

Trout Headwaters CEO Elected President of National Mitigation Banking Association

Michael Sprague was elected president of the National Mitigation Banking Association’s 15-member board of directors in Orlando. Said Sprague, “I’m humbled and honored to be asked to help lead the National Mitigation Banking Association Board at a time when our

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Land Report July 2015 Newsletter

Plenty of bold-faced headlines in our July newsletter, including the designation of three new national monuments and a key lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service. Other items include: The Nature Conservancy’s acquisition of Colorado’s JE Canyon for $21 million; The $29.5

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Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, California, Colorado, Conservation, Developers, Equestrian, Federal Policy, Georgia, Idaho, News Desk, Newsletter, Pacific, Public Land, Residential Property, South, Timber, West

The Land Report Top Ten: Summer 2015

California and Texas boast three listings in our Top Ten; Florida two. — The Editors 1. Waggoner Ranch (Texas): $725 million Sam Middleton of Chas. S. Middleton and Son is broker of record on this record-setting 510,527-acre listing. Bernard Uechtritz

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Sold! John Muir Trust Announces 600-acre Purchase of Private Grazing Land

The acquisition of the private grazing land outside of Berkeley and Oakland will ensure preservation, education, and public access to the Carr Ranch. Some grazing will continue after the purchase; the property will also be open to the public for

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Land Report 2014 Legacy Landowners: Katharine Armstrong & Ben Love

BY ERIC O’KEEFE PHOTOGRAPHY BY GUSTAV SCHMIEGE III PUBLISHED SPRING 2015 Don’t be fooled by the desolate setting. Although Persimmon Gap Ranch is miles from its nearest neighbor, the amount of scintillating conversation one encounters in the company of our 2014

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Energy, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Gustav Schmiege, Hunting, Minerals, News Desk, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, Southwest, Texas, Water

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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