Federal Policy

BLM to Move Headquarters to Colorado

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced plans to move its headquarters from Washington, DC, to Grand Junction, Colorado, so top officials can be closer to the land managed by the agency. The BLM oversees approximately 388,000 square miles of

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Posted in Colorado, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Public Land, West

Land Report July 2019 Newsletter

Congratulations are in order to our 2018 Deals of the Year honorees. These standout sales are the focus of our July newsletter. They include: 2018 Deal of the Year: Wasatch Peaks Ranch 2018 Conservation Deal of the Year: Cabin Bluff

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Farming, Federal Policy, Newsletter, Pacific, South, Southwest, Texas, Timber, Utah, Washington, West

Go West, Bureau of Land Management

According to the Interior Department, officials are scouting a new location for BLM headquarters nearer the terrain it manages: 388,000 square miles, 99 percent of which can be found in a dozen Western states. Look for an announcement in September

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Posted in Arizona, Colorado, Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, Idaho, New Mexico, News Desk, Public Land, Utah, West

2017 Farm Census Released

Ninety-six percent of US farms and ranches are family owned. That’s one of the many takeaways from the USDA’s most recent Census of Agriculture based on data collected by the Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) directly from

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Posted in Agriculture, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk

Emmerson Family: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 3 Emmerson Family 1,956,100 acres (down 3,566 acres) Through their wholly owned SIERRA PACIFIC INDUSTRIES (SPI), the Emmersons are engaged in collaborative efforts to restore and maintain the health of California’s forests. In partnership with the US Forest Service,

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Posted in California, Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, Land Report 100, Pacific, Public Land, Timber, Water

Senators Grassley and Wyden Investigate “Bad Actors”

The chairman and the ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee have requested information including appraisals, promotional materials, and internal documents from 14 individuals involved in a tax avoidance scheme known as a syndicated easement. The IRS and the Justice

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Taxes

Monsanto Liable for Non-Hodgin’s Lymphoma, Ordered to Pay $80 Million

The popular weed killer Roundup was on the losing end of another major decision in federal court. A six member jury in San Francisco found that Monsanto failed to include a label on the weed killer warning of the risk

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Posted in California, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Pacific

Court Orders Austrian Government to Pay $1.7 Million to Owner of Der Führer’s Childhood Home

After trying (and failing) for decades to negotiate the purchase of Adolph Hitler’s birthplace with its owners, the Austrian government expropriated the home in 2016 for 310,000 euros, reports The New York Times. Gerlinde Pommer, a descendant of the owners

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Posted in Feature, Federal Policy, International

Land Report March 2019 Newsletter

Spring has sprung, and with it has come pricing adjustments on several legacy properties currently on the market. Our March newsletter details these updates, including: Colorado’s Cross Mountain Ranch Northern California’s Lone Pine Ranch Southern California’s Mountain of Beverly Hills

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Colorado, Conservation, Federal Policy, Great Lakes, Midwest, News Desk, Newsletter, Northeast, Pacific, West

SOLD! Dole Sells 2,900 Acres to Reforestation Effort

Spread across mountains and fields in Central Oahu are nearly 2,900 acres that are now known as the Helemano Wilderness Project. Hawaii News Now reports that the land was purchased for $15 million from Dole Food Company by half a

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, Hawaii, News Desk, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, Water

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