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Land Report May 2012 Newsletter

Many items to consider from our May newsletter, but let’s stick to page one material. The Land Report Top Ten has a brand-new look with Montana’s Broken O Ranch now crowning the list. The 124,000-acre Bates Sanders Swan listing features

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Posted in Agriculture, Arizona, California, Cattle, Conservation, Developers, Equities, Farming, Federal Policy, Great Lakes, Land Report Top 10, Massachusetts, News Desk, Newsletter, Northeast, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, Southwest, Timber, Water, West, Wisconsin

Texas Supreme Court Sides with Landowners

Burrell Day and Joel McDaniel sued the Edwards Aquifer Authority after it issued a permit limiting the amount of water they could pump from their Bexar County ranch. The two ranchers claimed the permit amounted to an unconstitutional taking of

Posted in Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk

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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Posted in 2012 Spring, Agriculture, Auctions, Back Issues, Bankruptcy, Cattle, Conservation, Developers, Dogs, Energy, Equestrian, Equities, Farming, Federal Policy, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Hunting, Magazine, Midwest, Minerals, Northeast, Pacific, Recreation, South, Southwest, West

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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Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Bankruptcy, Cattle, Conservation, Developers, Dogs, Energy, Equestrian, Equities, Farming, Federal Policy, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Hunting, International, Midwest, Minerals, News Desk, Newsletter, Northeast, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, South, Southwest, Timber, Topics, Water, West

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

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

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

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

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

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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Posted in Cattle, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Southwest, Water

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