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Land Report July 2011 Newsletter

There’s a lot of ground to cover in the July edition of The Land Report newsletter: auctions, equities, timberland, and several political developments affecting landowners, ranging from the passage of key legislation by the Texas Legislature to the appointment of

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Posted in Auctions, Bankruptcy, Cattle, Conservation, Developers, Energy, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, Land Report Top 10, Minerals, Newsletter, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, Timber, Water

For Sale: Vermont’s Teal Farm

Set at the western base of Camels Hump State Park, Teal Farm is a world unto itself.  Its 500 acres includes a sustainably-managed northern hardwood watershed with streams, pond, wetlands, extensive trail network, waterfalls, and mountain pastures.  The forest provides

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Posted in Cattle, Developers, Energy, Farming, Feature, News Desk, Northeast, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, Water

Minnesota Power to Expand Bison Wind Farm

Minnesota Power has notified the North Dakota Public Service Commission of its intent to begin the second phase of the Bison Wind Farm project in central North Dakota. The additional capacity will increase total power generation to 185 MW. The

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Posted in Energy, Feature, Great Lakes, Great Plains, News Desk, Stephen OKeefe

Land Report January 2011 Newsletter

2011 has shot out of the gate in a hurry. In the last 60 days, we’ve tracked in excess of $100 million in high-profile closings. (Remember 2009? As I recall the figure about this time two years ago was closer

Posted in Auctions, Cattle, Conservation, Energy, Newsletter, Public Land

Adults Only – The New Interior Department Reality Show

Update: In a report to Congress on September 24, the Department of the Interior confirmed that the controversial Royalty in Kind Program will be phased out this Thursday, September 30. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEM)

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Posted in Energy, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Federal Policy, Minerals, News Desk, Timber

Turner Renewable Energy Acquires Solar Power Project

America’s largest landowner is full speed ahead on his renewable energy venture. Turner Renewable Energy and Southern Co. acquired a 30 megawatt (AC) photovoltaic solar power project that is being developed by First Solar (FSLR) adjacent to Ted Turner’s Vermejo

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Posted in Energy, Eric OKeefe, Feature, News Desk, Regional News, Southwest, Topics

Ask the Expert: Scott Jones

The second session of the 111th Congress is already under way, and landowners have a lot at stake. With that in mind, The Land Report turns to Scott Jones to get the inside scoop on Washington’s next steps. Since 2003,

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Posted in Energy, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Timber, Topics

America’s Largest Landowner Announces Renewable Energy Venture

Ted Turner has announced a strategic alliance with Atlanta-based Southern Company to pursue development of renewable energy projects in the Southwestern United States, including his New Mexico land holdings. Turner is the state’s largest landowner. “I’ve always been passionate about

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Posted in Energy, Eric OKeefe, Feature, News Desk, Regional News, Southwest, Topics

Nebraska Governor to Address Wind Conference

Gov. Dave Heineman is slated as one of the keynote speakers next month at the Nebraska Wind Power 2009 Conference. Scheduled for Nov. 9-10 in Kearney, the conference will feature nationally known experts on wind and wind power and focus

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Posted in Energy, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Federal Policy, Great Plains, News Desk, Regional News, Topics

Northeastern Landowners Get $165M For Natural Gas Rights

A coalition of landowners in one of the country’s emerging natural gas hot spots has reached an agreement to lease 30,000 acres to Fortuna Energy for natural gas drilling rights. The $165-million, five-year deal for Marcellus Shale drilling rights comes out

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Posted in Energy, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Minerals, News Desk, Northeast, Regional News, Topics

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