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Holland Ware: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

2018 Land Report 100

No. 21 Holland Ware 534,900 acres A descendant of pioneering Georgians, the 81-year-old has accumulated substantial interests in Southern timberland spread across several states. Ware has transferred a considerable portion of his ownership interests to the HOLLAND M. WARE CHARITABLE

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Posted in Feature, Land Report 100, South, Timber

Sonoma County Landowners Fined More than $500,000 for Violating Conservation Easement

Peter and Toni Thompson were not parties to the 2009 conservation easement that restricted development on their wine country estate. As subsequent owners of the 81-acre property, however, they were bound by it. So ruled Sonoma County Superior Court Judge

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Posted in California, Conservation, Feature, News Desk, Pacific

The SMS Brand

An energetic Swede, SVANTE MAGNUS SWENSON established a 680,000-acre ranching empire north of Abilene. Texas history brims with rags to riches stories, but few can vie with the life and times of Svante “Sven” Swenson (1816–1896). A Swedish immigrant who

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Hunting, Recreation, Residential Property, Southwest, Texas

Stimson Family: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 20 Stimson Family 552,000 acres One of the nation’s oldest continuously operating integrated wood products companies, the family’s STIMSON LUMBER COMPANY pre-dates the Civil War. Founder Thomas Douglass (T.D.) Stimson (1827–1898) blazed a trail for six generations of his

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Posted in Feature, Idaho, Land Report 100, Montana, Oregon, Pacific, Timber, West

69,126-Acre Front Range Ranch Lists for $16.5 Million

Red Top Ranch, one of Colorado’s best known cattle operations, has been listed with Ken Mirr of Mirr Ranch Group for approximately $238 per deeded acre. Currently owned by the Malone Family Land Preservation Foundation, the ranch was owned by

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Feature, Hunting, News Desk, West

Big Blue Expands Its Farming Footprint

IBM announced that it is developing a digital farming platform that will provide farm operators actionable recommendations to enhance crop yields. The technology pioneer will develop the platform in conjunction with Yara International, a Norwegian chemical company that specializes in

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Posted in Agriculture, Farming, Feature, News Desk

Martin Family: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 19 Martin Family 570,000 acres ROYOMARTIN produces a variety of products ranging from solid wood timbers to cost-effective tape-and-panel solutions. Founded in 1923, the company just celebrated its 95th anniversary. This timber industry mainstay traces its heritage back to

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Posted in Feature, Land Report 100, Louisiana, South, Timber

New York’s Columbia and Pea Islands Listed for $13 Million

The term “coastal estate” does not do justice to a new listing in Long Island Sound. The two rock outcroppings are accessible via a 10-minute boat ride from the New York City suburb of New Rochelle. Alternatively, they are a

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Posted in Feature, New York, News Desk, Northeast, Recreation, Water

Missouri Regulators Approve Sale of Grain Belt Express Clean Line

In June, the Missouri Public Service Commission approved the acquisition of a proposed transmission line that will harness wind energy generated in Kansas and deliver it to urban markets. This regulatory hurdle is the latest in a lengthy series of

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Posted in Energy, Feature, Great Plains, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, News Desk

Industry Update: Growing a New Brand

Whitetail Properties partners with Williams & Williams to form RANCH AND FARM AUCTIONS. — Cary Estes Whitetail Properties knows land, particularly recreational land. After barely a decade in business, the Illinois-based real estate company already has surpassed more than $1

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Posted in Auctions, Feature, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Hunting, Midwest, News Desk, Northeast, Recreation, South, Southwest, West

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