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The Land Report Spring 2012

Enjoy the Spring issue of The Land Report! Learn the stories of America’s Best Brokerages in our second annual survey. More than 70 are profiled from coast to coast. Find out why George Clooney has such strong ties to the land

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Land Report March 2012 Newsletter

The Spring issue of The Land Report has arrived! Right now it’s en route to bookstores such as Barnes & Noble and subscribers’ offices around the world, but thanks to the miracles of modern technology you can read right now

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Federal Grazing Fees Remain Unchanged

Uncle Sam announced that grazing fees in 16 Western states will remain the same as 2011. The new pricing structure goes into effect on March 1. A fee of $1.35 per animal unit month (AUM) will apply to nearly 18,000

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Fish & Wildlife Announces Endangered Species Candidates

In October, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service identified three new candidate species for protection under the Endangered Species Act. They are the bracted twistflower, a Texas flower found primarily in the Austin area; the Poweshiek skipperling (see photo above), a

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Record 17% Jump in Farmland Values

Farmland values in the Federal Reserve’s Seventh District climbed a record 17 percent during the second quarter of 2011, according to the Chicago Fed’s Farmland Values and Agricultural Credit Conditions Report. This economic shot in the arm marks the largest

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Ashe Takes Oath as Fish & Wildlife Director

Dan Ashe was sworn in as the 16th director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on June 30. President Obama had nominated Ashe to head up the nation’s principal federal agency dedicated to the conservation of fish and wildlife

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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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Southwestern States Enduring Extreme Drought

More than three-quarters of the Lone Star State is enduring extreme or exceptional drought conditions. Parts of the Oklahoma panhandle have gone without rain for over eight months. Some 9,000 wildfires have ravaged 2+ million acres of Texas terrain, including

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$5 Million Hilton Head Easement Acquisition

Several funding entities, including Beaufort County and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, have pooled resources to acquire several key conservation easements on St. Helena Island as well as outright ownership of 19 acres on Hilton Head. According to news releases,

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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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