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Red River Gradient Boundary Survey Act Clears House

Legislation requiring a 116-mile survey at the Texas— Oklahoma border cleared the House by a 250-171 vote. The goal of the survey is to resolve a dispute between the Bureau of Land Management and a group of Texas landowners concerning

Posted in Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Oklahoma, Texas

1031 Exchanges Endangered

Congress considers eliminating key landowner tax tool. Grover Norquist is bullish on the prospects for passage of tax reform legislation this year. However, the founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform is sounding an alarm on the potential repeal

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SOLD! Colorado’s Kessler Canyon Sells for $28 Million

Former Days Inn Hotels CEO Richard Kessler has sold his exquisite ranch resort west of Glenwood Springs to CheckFree founder Peter Kight. Numerous structures built to exacting standards exist on the property, including the 20,000-square-foot Homestead Lodge. According to The

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Posted in Colorado, Feature, Residential Property, West

Behold An Enchanted Forest

A Maine entrepreneur’s extraordinary generosity spurs the creation of a North Woods gem. Burt’s Bees cofounder Roxanne Quimby just put a big X on her bucket list. She gave away 87,654 acres – to the Department of the Interior. The

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Posted in Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Maine, News Desk, Northeast, Public Land, Recreation

Land Report February 2017 Newsletter

STOP THE PRESSES! CONGRESS CONSIDERS ELIMINATING 1031 EXCHANGES! 1031s are an essential tax-deferral mechanism for landowners coast to coast. Grover Norquist tells The Land Report that tax reform by Congress is a certainty. Norquist adds that 1031s are under consideration for

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Posted in Agriculture, Conservation, Federal Policy, Georgia, Golf, Midwest, Newsletter, Oklahoma, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Southwest, Taxes, Texas, Water

Facebook CEO Drops Legal Action Against Native Hawaiians

While attempting to clean up the title on parcels within his 700-acre Kauai estate, Mark Zuckerberg ran into a public relations buzz saw. Zuckerberg’s counsel attempted to use a legal maneuver called “quiet title and partition” to determine ownership of

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

California Emerges from Prolonged Drought

Recent rains and substantial winter storms have put an end to a harrowing stretch of Exceptional Drought that has plagued the Golden State. At its worst, the crippling conditions covered two-thirds of the state, decimating agriculture, aiding wildfires, and forcing

Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Farming, Feature, News Desk, Pacific, Water

The Land Report Top Ten: Winter 2016

Coastal compounds, a Rocky Mountain retreat, Texas ranches, and a Florida key take top honors. – The Editors 1. Sandow Lakes Ranch (Texas): $250 million This 33,777-acre acre Central Texas sanctuary is being sold by Alcoa. Bernard Uechtritz, international real

Posted in California, Colorado, Conservation, Equestrian, Feature, Florida, Hunting, Massachusetts, News Desk, Northeast, Pacific, Recreation, Residential Property, Southwest, Texas, Water, West

EPA Claims No Legal Authority to Pay $1.2 Billion in Gold King Spill Cleanup Claims

Agency cites sovereign immunity, lack of Congressional authority. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has concluded that the agency is not legally able to pay compensation for claims brought in connection with the three million gallons of waste released from the

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

Australian Cattle Barons Drop Bid for Kidman Ranch Empire

Australian billionaire Gina Rinehart, Chinese conglomerate set to emerge successful with their joint offer. Text by Rob Taylor A group of Australian ranchers has withdrawn its offer for the country’s biggest cattle empire, S. Kidman & Co., leaving the way

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Feature, International, News Desk

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