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Garst Farms: A Legacy of Innovation

Hybrid corn. Nitrogen fertilizer. Terracing. Cover crops. Prairie strips. Garst Farms was an early adopter of each of these revolutionary farming practices. Recently, these Iowans debuted another innovation: a soil conservation easement that betters the land while bettering their farms’

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Posted in Agriculture, Conservation, Editor's Choice, Farming, Feature, Iowa, Midwest, News Desk

Red Emmerson Becomes America’s Largest Landowner

With the acquisition of Seneca Jones Timber, Sierra Pacific Industries becomes America’s largest private landowner with 2.33 million acres of timberland in California, Oregon, and Washington. By Eric O’Keefe Photography by Gustav Schmiege III Red Emmerson grew up in a

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Posted in California, Editor's Choice, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Land Report 100, News Desk, Oregon, Pacific, Timber, Washington

Hallowed Ground

BY CARY ESTES We are trailing Bear through a thick hardwood forest in Central Alabama. No, not Ursus americanus, the four-legged beast. Instead, we are following the same wooded trails once traveled by Paul “Bear” Bryant, the legendary University of

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Posted in Alabama, Cary Estes, Editor's Choice, Feature, Fishing, Hunting, Lands We Love, Recreation, South

Elk Creek Ranch Acquires Seven Lakes

By CORINNE GAFFNER GARCIA For those who are passionate about outdoor pursuits, the next great adventure can’t come soon enough. During board meetings, avid anglers daydream about tossing a line in crystal-clear waters, surrounded by pine trees and mountains that

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Posted in Angling, Colorado, Conservation, Corinne Garcia, Editor's Choice, Feature, Fishing, Hunting, News Desk, Recreation, Residential Property, West

2020 Deal of the Year: Bluffs of Saint Teresa

Text by Cary Estes | Photography courtesy of Saunders Real Estate The Land Report’s 2020 Deal of the Year actually took five years to orchestrate. The result was well worth it, as the State of Florida took title to a 17,000-acre tract known

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Posted in Conservation, Deal of the Year, Editor's Choice, Feature, Florida, Public Land, South

2020 Timberland Deal of the Year

By Lisa Martin | Photography by Jay Brittain Last November, one of the largest conservation transactions in the history of Minnesota closed when PotlatchDeltic Corporation sold 72,440 acres of timberland to The Conservation Fund for $48 million. The Richard King

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Posted in Conservation, Deal of the Year, Editor's Choice, Feature, Great Lakes, Minnesota, Timber

2020 Ranchland Deal of the Year

By Lisa Martin | Photography courtesy of Hall and Hall Shortly after ending his bid for the White House, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg bought Henry Kravis’s 4,603-acre ranch in Northwest Colorado. His Honor reportedly paid $44.8 million

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Posted in Colorado, Deal of the Year, Editor's Choice, Feature, West

2020 Farmland Deal of the Year

By Christina Holbrook | Photography courtesy of Ferrari-Carano Here’s to the 2020 acquisition of Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery by Bill Foley. The estimated $250 million purchase doubled Foley Family Wines’ holdings in Sonoma County to nearly 2,400 acres and upped production

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Posted in California, Deal of the Year, Editor's Choice, Farming, Feature, Pacific

2020 Conservation Deal of the Year

By Lisa Martin | Photography by Cameron Davidson Fishers Peak lords over an unsullied playground rife with elk, mountain lion, and black bear. The distinctive 9,633-foot spur of Raton Mesa ranks as the highest point in the nation east of

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Posted in Colorado, Conservation, Deal of the Year, Editor's Choice, Feature, Public Land, Recreation, West

Suppressing Fires Has Failed

Five of California’s 10 largest fires in modern history are all burning at once. Together, this year’s wildfires have already destroyed 4,200 buildings, forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes, and scorched more than 3.2 million acres

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Posted in California, Editor's Choice, Pacific, West

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