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Land Report 2019 Farmland Deal of the Year: Cole Ranch in California

America’s Smallest Appellation Sells There’s a particular breed of wine aficionado who insists on having everything just right. Specific varietals in specific glasses. Serving temperatures not in a range but at a number: 49° for whites and 59° for reds.

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Eric OKeefe, Estates, Feature, Pacific

Land to Table: Raw Pecans from Durham-Ellis Pecans

Credit M.W. DURHAM SR. with creating this flagship brand a century ago. During the depths of the Great Depression, the Central Texas entrepreneur set out tables piled high with fresh pecans and paid eager locals by the pound to shell

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Posted in Agriculture, Editor's Choice, Eric OKeefe, Farming, Southwest, Texas

Beneath the Blue Ridge

By ERIC O’KEEFE Rich with history, blessed by Mother Nature, and graced by a world-class location, the offering of ELDON STOCK FARM ranks as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the savvy, conservation-minded investor. Long BEFORE LEWIS AND CLARK shoved off from

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Posted in Agriculture, Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Farming, Feature, South, West Virginia

Boone Pickens’ Mesa Vista Ranch Asking $220 Million

Two years have passed since Boone Pickens announced his intention to sell his Mesa Vista Ranch for $250 million. Known as the home of “the world’s best quail hunting,” the 64,809-acre contiguous tract was meticulously assembled and strategically enhanced by

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Dogs, Energy, Eric OKeefe, Estates, Hunting, Minerals, News Desk, Recreation, Southwest, Texas, Water

Next Steps for Treasure Hill

Park City approves open space status for landmark conservation acquisition. — Eric O’Keefe Yoga Berra would have made a world-class real estate broker. Consider the following words of wisdom from the Hall of Fame catcher: “It ain’t over till it’s

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Posted in Conservation, Developers, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Public Land, Recreation, Utah, West

Clint Eastwood Presents a Master Class in Stewardship at Tehama

By Eric O’Keefe Clint Eastwood Photography by Gustav Schmiege III Tehama Photography by Jason Speth Clint Eastwood is mesmerized. He puts lunch on hold and stares intently at the flat screen TV at the Saloon in the Clubhouse at Tehama.

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Posted in California, Feature, News Desk, Pacific, Residential Property

Food for Thought: Customer Connection

Each year, the Big Four – JBS, Cargill, National Beef, and Tyson – process more than 80 percent of the cattle that go to market. One of the by-products of this concentration is that many cattlemen have little or even

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Eric OKeefe, Feature, 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

Canadian Pension Fund Buys Broetje Orchards

One of largest vertically-integrated, family-owned tree-fruit farms in the PACIFIC NORTHWEST sold in December. – Eric O’Keefe Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has acquired Washington State’s Broetje Orchards. The blockbuster transaction, which included 6,175 acres of tree-fruit orchards, closed in December.

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Posted in Agriculture, Conservation, Feature, International, News Desk, Pacific, Washington

SOLD: Florida’s El Maximo Ranch Sells

After a three-generation run, the cattle kingdom that LATT MAXCY built comes to an end. South Carolinian by birth, Latimer “Latt” Maxcy (1887-1971) was an empire builder, the sort of individual who changed not only his own destiny but that

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Florida, South, South Carolina

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