Land Report 100

The Land Report Winter 2020

The 2020 Land Report 100 sponsored by Hayden Outdoors Real Estate features the debut of Bill and Melinda Gates as America’s leading farmland owners with 242,000 acres of productive farmland in more than a dozen states. All told, the Gateses

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Posted in Back Issues, Land Report 100

Bill Gates: America’s Top Farmland Owner

By ERIC O’KEEFE The co-founder of Microsoft and his wife rank as America’s largest private farmland owners. Call it a hunch, but the story did not jibe. I scanned the headline for the umpteenth time and then read and reread

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Great Plains, Land Report 100, Midwest, Pacific, South, Southwest, West

Land’s Best Friend: Perfect Pair

Text and photography by LYNN DONALDSON Russell Gordy is my neighbor. Let me rephrase that. Russell Gordy’s 48,000-acre Double Arrow Ranch sits just outside Livingston, the Montana town where my family and I live. Russell is a Texan, a native

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Posted in Dogs, Feature, Land Report 100, Montana, Recreation, West

O’Connor Family: 2019 Land Report 100 Sponsored by Hayden Outdoors Real Estate

O’Connor Family | No. 16 587,800 ACRES The O’CONNOR RANCH encompasses portions of Goliad, Refugio, and Victoria counties in Texas’s Coastal Bend. Founded by Irish immigrant Thomas O’Connor (1817-1887), the County Wexford native owned approximately 100,000 head of cattle and

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Feature, Land Report 100, Minerals, Southwest, Texas, Water

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

Ford Family | No. 15 600,000 ACRES (up 20,000 acres) Founded by Washington native Kenneth Ford (1908–1997) in 1936, ROSEBURG FOREST PRODUCTS has become one of the largest family-owned wood products manufacturers in the nation. The company’s expansive timber holdings

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Land Report 100, North Carolina, Oregon, Pacific, South, South Carolina, Timber, Virginia

Lykes Heirs: 2019 Land Report 100 Sponsored by Hayden Outdoors Real Estate

Lykes Heirs | No. 14 615,000 ACRES In 1900, patriarch Howell Tyson Lykes shuttered his medical practice in favor of growing citrus and raising cattle with his seven sons on 500 acres near Brooksville, Florida. Today, family-owned Lykes Bros. maintains

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Feature, Florida, Hunting, Land Report 100, South, Southwest, Texas, Water

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

Briscoe Family | No. 13 640,000 ACRES By the end of his long and distinguished life, two-term Texas governor Dolph Briscoe Jr. (1923-2010) ranked as the single largest landowner in the Lone Star State. The family’s BRISCOE RANCH COMPANY got

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Feature, Land Report 100, Southwest, Texas

Wilks Brothers: 2019 Land Report 100 Sponsored by Hayden Outdoors Real Estate

Wilks Brothers | No. 12 708,475 ACRES (up 3,108 acres) Based west of Fort Worth, FRAC TECH founders Farris and Dan Wilks love land. Not only do they have substantial holdings in Montana and Idaho as well as properties in

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Posted in Cattle, Feature, Hunting, Idaho, Land Report 100, Montana, Oregon, Pacific, Recreation, South, Southwest, Tennessee, Texas, West

The Land Report Spring 2020

The Land Report spring 2020 cover

America’s Best Brokerages and Top Auction Houses headline a blockbuster Spring issue showcasing our 2019 Deals of the Year: 2019 Deal of the Year: It may have been listed for more than $54 million, but that didn’t stop Texas’s La Bandera

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Posted in Back Issues, Land Report 100, News Desk

Pingree Heirs: 2019 Land Report 100 Sponsored by Hayden Outdoors Real Estate

Pingree Heirs | No. 11 830,000 ACRES Known as the Merchant Prince of Salem, David Pingree (1795–1863) purchased his first tract of Maine timberland in 1841. Although he eventually established landholdings in Kentucky, Ohio, New Hampshire, Texas, and Wisconsin, his

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Posted in Feature, Land Report 100, Maine, Northeast, Timber

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