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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

Land Report June 2015 Newsletter

The Magazine’s fifth annual survey of land brokerages nationwide headlines our June Newsletter. More than 100 brokerages participated, a record for The Magazine of the American Landowner. Other top stories include: David Rockefeller’s 1,000-acre donation of prime property in Maine The acquisition

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Conservation, Equestrian, Federal Policy, Maine, News Desk, Newsletter, Public Land, Residential Property

BLM, Forest Service Release Plans for Sage-Grouse Habitat

Land management plans to affect public lands in 10 Western states. The Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service released final environmental reviews for proposed land use plans to conserve greater sage-grouse habitat and support sustainable economic development

Posted in Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Developers, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, Hunting, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, News Desk, Public Land, Recreation, Utah, West, Wyoming

Land Report May 2015 Newsletter

Big news this month out of Washington featuring the Interior Department’s go-forward with the Greater sage-grouse, which impacts landowners in 10 states. Other headlines in our May newsletter include: Apple Computer’s 36,000-acre timberland acquisition Vail Resort’s purchase of Australia’s largest ski resort Surprising trends

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Sage-Grouse to Stay Off Endangered List

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced on April 21 that U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has determined that the Bi-State population of greater sage-grouse does not require Endangered Species Act protection. The Bi-State Distinct Population Segment straddles about 4.5 million acres

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Posted in California, Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, Nevada, News Desk, West

Land Report April 2015 Newsletter

Our Spring issue featuring the 2014 Landowners of the Year, Katharine Armstrong and Ben Love, and the 2014 Deals of the Year highlights our April newsletter, including: 2014 Deal of the Year: Texas’s Powderhorn Ranch 2014 Historic Deal of the Year: Colorado’s Caribou

Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, California, Cattle, Conservation, Equestrian, Federal Policy, Florida, Minerals, Nevada, News Desk, Newsletter, Texas

Congress Pondering 1031 Exchange

The potential repeal of like-kind exchanges jeopardizes landowners and other investors. BY DAVID BROWN PUBLISHED SPRING 2015 Over the past year, a variety of proposals have emerged from Congress designed to gut the tax code and create a simpler, more fair taxation framework.

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

U.S. Department of Agriculture Targets Citrus Greening

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced $30 million in funding for 22 projects to help citrus producers combat Huanglongbing (HLB). Better known as citrus greening, HLB is a devastating citrus disease that is threatening U.S. citrus production. The HLB funds

Posted in Agriculture, California, Feature, Federal Policy, Florida, News Desk, Pacific, South

Upcoming Event: 2015 Forest Landowners Association Annual Conference

The 2015 Forest Landowners Association (FLA) conference will be held at the Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront in Virginia Beach, Virginia from June 2-5, 2015. The FLA conference features forums and speakers that address a broad range of forestry issues impacting

Posted in Feature, Federal Policy, South, Timber, Virginia

Land Report March 2015 Newsletter

Our March newsletter features numerous news items, including: Why landowners must contact their elected officials in Washington. Which 5,221-acre legacy property goes on the auction block next month. Who is heading up the new Land & Ranch Division at Concierge Auctions. For up-to-the-minute reports on

Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Cattle, Conservation, Farming, Federal Policy, Newsletter, Pacific, Taxes, West

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