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Land Report April 2020 Newsletter

Our April newsletter showcases the debut of our 2020 Texas special issue, which features an in-depth look at the battle to save bobwhite and blue quail. Other quick reads include: Land values in Nebraska rise 3 percent Illinois farmland holds

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Posted in Great Plains, Midwest, Newsletter, South, Southwest, West

Stan Kroenke: 2019 Land Report 100 Sponsored by Hayden Outdoors Real Estate

Stan Kroenke | No. 5 1,380,000 ACRES With wind energy projects totaling more than 400 megawatts in Texas and Wyoming, KROENKE RANCHES is rapidly becoming one of America’s largest renewable energy landowners. In addition to progressive energy development, Stan Kroenke

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Posted in Cattle, Conservation, Energy, Feature, Land Report 100, Minerals, Montana, Southwest, Texas, Water, West, Wyoming

USDA Announces Agriculture Innovation Agenda

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue says the initiative seeks to align private and public sector research in order to increase US ag production by 40 percent while cutting the environmental footprint in half by 2050. “We know we have a

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

Reed Family: 2019 Land Report 100 Sponsored by Hayden Outdoors Real Estate

Reed Family | No. 4 1,726,295 ACRES (down 2,937 acres) Headquartered in Seattle, the Reed family’s GREEN DIAMOND RESOURCE COMPANY is a fifth-generation, family-owned forest products company. According to Forisk Consulting, its holdings span eight states in the Pacific Northwest

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Posted in Feature, Land Report 100, Pacific, South, Timber, Washington

Corn Farmers Brace for Drop in Demand

The coronavirus pandemic is resulting in lower demand for gasoline and negatively impacting demand for corn used for ethanol. According to Todd Hubbs at the University of Illinois, gasoline consumption could dip 15 to 20 percent in the coming months,

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Posted in Agriculture, Energy, Farming, Feature, Great Plains, Illinois, Midwest, News Desk

Ted Turner: 2019 Land Report 100 Sponsored by Hayden Outdoors Real Estate

Ted Turner | No. 3 2,000,000 ACRES In an event that was centuries in the making, three Bolson Tortoises emerged from their shells on Ted Turner’s ARMENDARIS RANCH in the Chihuahua Desert of South Central New Mexico. Once thought to

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Land Report 100, New Mexico, Southwest

R.I.P. Boone Pickens

No matter how you cut it, the guy was ONE OF ONE. AS CHIEF OF STAFF for Boone Pickens, I enjoyed a front-row seat watching him create his larger-than-life legacy. Over the years, I, like so many others, became a

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Emmerson Family: 2019 Land Report 100 Sponsored by Hayden Outdoors Real Estate

The roots of SIERRA PACIFIC INDUSTRIES (SPI) go back to 1949 when Curly Emmerson and his son Red went into business together, leasing a small sawmill and forming a partnership. Seventy years later, Red and his family are still in

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Posted in California, Conservation, Energy, Feature, Land Report 100, Pacific, Timber

Excerpts from COVID-19 Conference Call

The following excerpts from a conference call with economist Mark Dotzour PhD, Peoples Company president Steve Bruere, and Land Report editor Eric O’Keefe have been edited for content and clarity. An audio file of the conversation is available at the

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Posted in Agriculture, Equities, Farming, Federal Policy, News Desk

John Malone: 2019 Land Report 100 Sponsored by Hayden Outdoors Real Estate

To the nation’s largest landowner, one of the most valuable attributes of his timberland and ranchland holdings is the benefits to society of good stewardship. In Maine, for instance, Malone’s million-plus acre BBC LAND holdings use photosynthesis to absorb enormous

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Hunting, Land Report 100, Maine, New Mexico, Northeast, Recreation, Southwest, Timber, West

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