Federal Policy

High Court to Consider the Waters of the U.S.

The Supreme Court will consider an Obama administration rule known as Waters of the US (WOTUS). The EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers issued the joint rule in 2015, which determines which wetlands and streams receive automatic protection under

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Posted in Agriculture, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Regional News, Water

Section 1031 Exchanges at Risk

Powerful landowner tool ends up on the negotiating table as tax reform takes center stage in Washington during the closing months of 2017. Just last month on Capitol Hill, congressional staffers made it clear that potential large-scale changes to Section

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Land Report October 2017 Newsletter

1031 exchanges are in jeopardy! One of the most valuable tax tools for landowners is currently on the table in Washington. Learn how to contact your elected officials to keep this vital element of the tax code in place. Other

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Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, California, Cattle, Conservation, Energy, Farming, Federal Policy, Florida, Newsletter, Pacific, Recreation, South, Southwest, Texas, Timber

The Land Report Fall 2017

The Land Report Fall 2017 Issue

Our Investment Issue features dozens of premium listings from coast to coast, including: Cross Mountain Ranch: Unrivaled water and wildlife in Northern Colorado Gunter’s Island: A how-to study on developing the ideal mitigation bank Weidert Farm: A 6,000-acre Washington farm with matchless

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Posted in Agriculture, Back Issues, California, Colorado, Conservation, Farming, Federal Policy, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, South, South Carolina, Timber, Washington, West

Legal Eagles Take Sides in Wyoming Boundary Dispute

Established in 1868, Wyoming’s Wind River Indian Reservation ranks as one of the largest reservations in the Lower 48 with more than 2.2 million acres. But a 1905 decision to cede portions of the reservation to settlers has emerged at

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

Wheat Farmer Ordered to Pay $2.8 Million

USA Today reports that a Northern California farmer received a multimillion-dollar fine for failing to apply for the necessary permit to plow and plant. “The case is the first time that we’re aware of that says you need to get

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Pacific, Water

Inspector General Clears EPA In Gold King Mine Spill

Agency finds no misconduct in three-million-gallon spill. The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) concluded no wrongdoing was associated with an EPA-led team that triggered the Gold King Mine spill and sent three million

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Posted in Colorado, Feature, Federal Policy, New Mexico, News Desk, Southwest, Utah, Water, West

The Land Report Summer 2017

The Land Report Summer 2017 issue

Congratulations to our 2017 Legacy Landowner, Ted Turner. Learn more about the celebrated steward and conservationist in our in-depth profile, which features insights and anecdotes from Ted’s friends Tom Brokaw, Taylor Glover, John Malone, T. Boone Pickens, and more. Also in our summer

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Posted in Agriculture, Back Issues, Cattle, Conservation, Federal Policy, News Desk, Recreation, Residential Property

The Battle of Bois D’Arc Creek

Under the guise of progress, eminent domain rears its ugly head yet again. by Henry Chappell | photography by Russell Graves When Harold “Thump” Witcher (right) mows a hayfield, cleans a fencerow, or feeds his cattle, he works land he

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Posted in Conservation, Developers, Feature, Federal Policy, Henry Chappell, News Desk, Public Land, Southwest, Texas, Timber, Water

USDA Seeks to Restore 400,000 Acres Longleaf Pine Forest on Private Lands

Recognized as one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems on earth, longleaf pine forests once totaled more than 90 million acres and extended from Southern Virginia to Central Florida and East Texas. Less than 4 million acres exist today. In

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, Florida, News Desk, South, South Carolina, Timber, Virginia

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