Federal Policy

Land Report April 2014 Newsletter

The importance of land to our society – as a resource, a common theme, and a point of contention – is a constant source of amazement. Water policy, agricultural programs, master-planned communities – so many aspects of our day-to-day existence

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Connecticut, Farming, Federal Policy, Florida, New Mexico, Newsletter, Northeast, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Southwest, Water, West, Wyoming

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Establishes Climate Hubs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has established seven regional hubs to address increasing risks from fires, invasive pests, devastating floods, and crippling droughts. Their purpose will be to translate reams of science and research into information that ranchers, forest landowners,

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Posted in Feature, Federal Policy, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Midwest, News Desk, Northeast, Pacific, South, Southwest, West

Congress Delays Spike In Flood Insurance Premiums

Our elected representatives made a decision to delay an even tougher decision. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Congressional maneuvering will delay the implementation of higher premiums required by new and more accurate flood maps. The increased costs will

Posted in Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Northeast, Pacific, South, Southwest

Renewable Debacle

1.2 million acres of grassland have been plowed under, one of the many unwelcome byproducts of the EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard. Green energy. It sounds so environmentally friendly, so ecosensitive, so … green. What’s not to like about a fuel

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Posted in Corinne Garcia, Feature, Federal Policy, Midwest

Commission Ruling Baffles Timber Industry

A coalition of six U.S. plywood companies has until mid-February to decide whether to keep up the legal fight to have federal regulators step in and put a stop to what the coalition calls unfair Chinese “dumping” on the domestic

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Posted in Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Northeast, South, Timber

Supreme Court Sides With Landowners

In Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District, the high court finds it unconstitutional to use the permitting process as a tool of extortion. When Coy Koontz filed an application for a permit to develop 3.7 acres of a

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Posted in Feature, Federal Policy, Florida, News Desk, South, Water

2013 Land Report 100

With 2.2 million acres, John Malone takes top honors for the third consecutive year. His love of land, coupled with his wife’s love of horses, led to several key acquisitions, including a historic Irish castle just south of Dublin and two properties in Wellington, the epicenter of Florida’s equestrian community.

At more than 2 million acres, Ted Turner runs a close second to his good friend. Turner enjoys the distinction of being New Mexico’s largest landowner, and he capitalized on that honor by acquiring the historic Sierra Grande Lodge and Spa in Truth or Consequences. Guests at the Lodge will be able to enjoy tours of Turner’s 156,439-acre Ladder Ranch and his 362,885-acre Armendaris Ranch.

Thanks to his acquisition of the Broken O Ranch, Denver Nuggets owner Stan Kroenke moved up from No. 10 on last year’s list to No. 8 in the rankings. Among the newcomers to this year’s list are Texas’s Wilks Brothers, founders of Frac Tech. Their prized jewel is Montana’s 60,000-acre N Bar Ranch, which they acquired from former Land Report 100er Tom Siebel, founder of Siebel Systems. Another new name on the list is Arthur Nicholas, who serves on the board of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Nicholas is the owner of Wyoming’s historic Wagonhound Land and Livestock Co., which is the subject of a new book by Land Reporters Wyman Meinzer and Henry Chappell.

We invite you to be among the first to view the complete rundown of America’s top landowners, which is available exclusively on the Fay Ranches website. Click here to download your PDF today.

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Posted in Agriculture, Back Issues, Cattle, Conservation, Energy, Equestrian, Farming, Federal Policy, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Hunting, Midwest, Minerals, Northeast, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, South, Southwest, Timber, Water, West

Land Report September 2013 Newsletter

The 2013 Land Report 100 is upon us! At 12:01 a.m., tomorrow morning, we will debut the 2013 Land Report 100 Sponsored by Fay Ranches. Our annual survey of the nation’s leading landowners is chock full of new acquisitions, major moves,

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Federal Policy, Great Lakes, Hunting, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Midwest, New York, Newsletter, Northeast, Ohio, Recreation, Residential Property, Southwest, Taxes, Texas, Water

BLM Advisory Board to Review Wild-Horse Policy

Federal regulators want to hear from all stakeholders and interested parties with regard to our nation’s wild horses. Per the Dept. of the Interior, it is the responsibility of the Bureau of Land Management to establish policies pertaining to wild

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Posted in Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Southwest, West

Land Report August 2013 Newsletter

One of the focal points of our August Newsletter is the continued interest in land as a productive asset, especially given the solid returns investors have been realizing. So many drivers are powering this upswing: lackluster yields in the bond

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Posted in Agriculture, Alaska, Auctions, Cattle, Conservation, Farming, Federal Policy, Iowa, Midwest, Newsletter, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, Utah, West

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