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California Drought Claims 66 Million Dead Trees

Four years of punishing drought coupled with a dramatic rise in bark beetle infestation and warmer temperatures has led to record levels of tree die-off. “Tree die-offs of this magnitude are unprecedented and increase the risk of catastrophic wildfires that

Posted in California, Conservation, Feature, Pacific, Water

Weekend Update

CHRIS SOULES IS NOT LOST. Considering the setting of this exclusive Land Report cover shoot by Jason Walsmith — an Iowa cornfield — the reality TV star actually feels quite a home. That’s one of the many insights about America’s most famous farmer that

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2015 Land Report Aspen Summit

Leading landowners, industry experts, and thought leaders gathered at the Aspen Institute to discuss key issues facing private landowners and to honor Colorado’s Salazar family, The Land Report’s 2015 Legacy Landowners. — Photography by Aubree Dallas Groves of quaking aspens

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, Public Land, Taxes, Timber, Water, West

The Land Report Top Ten: Spring 2016

The Waggoner Ranch, which was listed for $725 million, sells in just 18 months. – The Editors 1. SOLD! W.T. Waggoner Ranch (Texas): $725 million Stan Kroenke is the new owner of the legendary Waggoner. Bernard Uechtritz and Sam Middleton

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Saudi Dairy Increases its Western Farmland Holdings

In an effort to provide feed to more than 170,000 cows, Saudi Arabia’s largest dairy, Almarai Company, paid $31.8 million to acquire the 1,790-acre Ulmer Ranch near Blythe, California. The purchase follows the acquisition two years ago of 10,000 acres

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Kroenke Ranches Acquires Waggoner

Established in 1849, the Waggoner Ranch spans six Texas counties and covers almost 800 square miles. The 510,527-acre ranch’s asking price was $725 million; no terms were disclosed. “This is an incredible opportunity and an even greater responsibility,” said Kroenke

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Kroenke Buys the Waggoner Ranch

Texas’s largest ranch behind one fence changes hands for the first time. Stan Kroenke was approved by the 46th Judicial District Court to purchase the 510,527-acre W.T. Waggoner Estate Ranch in February. The historic transaction will be the first-ever sale

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Energy, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Hunting, News Desk, Southwest, Texas, Water

800,000+ Acres Added to Conservation Reserve Program

The current enrollment was one of the most selective sign-up periods in CRP’s 30-year history. Per-acre conservation benefits were maximized, and multiple conservation priorities were targeted simultaneously. “Over the past 30 years, CRP has created major environmental improvements throughout the

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2016 Land Report Texas 10

The Lone Star State’s Largest Landowners It can be as traditional as enhancing the best genetics or as advanced as exploring the heavens. From subsurface to suborbital, Texas’s largest landowners are compelled to transform the world we live in. That’s

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EPA Chief Subpoenaed Over Colorado Spill

Senators John Barrasso and Jon Tester of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs have authorized a subpoena to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy or Assistant Administrator Mathy Stanislaus to testify at an oversight field hearing on “Examining EPA’s Unacceptable Response to

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Posted in Arizona, Colorado, Conservation, Feature, News Desk, Public Land, Southwest, Water

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