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1031 Exchanges Endangered

Congress considers eliminating this essential tax tool for landowners. Text by Eric O’Keefe | Photography by Jason Walsmith Grover Norquist is bullish on the prospects for passage of tax reform legislation this year. However, the founder and president of Americans

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2016 Land Report 100

The Land Report Winter 2016 issue

More than 20 new landowners grace the ranks of the 2016 Land Report 100 sponsored. Among the new Land Report 100ers are California’s Fisher family, who founded The Gap in 1969. With some 440,000 acres in Northern California, the Fishers ranked No.

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Land’s Best Friend: The Noble Thief

Despite its inauspicious heritage, the Brittany spaniel is well beloved by its legions of fans. — Henry Chappell The rootstock of the modern Brittany, one of the world’s most beloved and versatile hunting breeds, is a less-than-savory tale. It dates

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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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Wildfire Torch Record Acreage in 2015

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that wildfires burned a record 10,125,149 acres across the United States last year. The 2015 total eclipsed the previous record, which was set in 2006. Of last year’s blazes, more than 50 exceeded 50,000 acres,

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Agriculture Sector Endures Second Straight Annual Decline

The Department of Agriculture is projecting that 2015 will mark another down year for American farmers and ranchers with agricultural sector production projected to fall 9.2 percent to $427 billion. Contributing factors include increased global competition and a slowdown in

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Land Report’s 2015 Gear of the Year

The Magazine of the American Landowner set out to make life on your land more enjoyable, more productive, and more convenient. Here’s what we came up with. Produced by Daniel Reed Photography by Gustav Schmiege III HUNTER ORIGINAL TALL RAIN

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Land’s Best Friend: Time to Up the Ante

Take your puppy to the next level with these simple steps. – Henry Chappell If you have followed my advice on starting your puppy off by working on the basics, your pup sits on command and stays for half a

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U.S. Interior, Justice Departments to Settle with Tribes

The United States Department of the Interior along with the Department of Justice have agreed to a proposed $940 million settlement to resolve a quarter-century-old legal dispute with Native American tribes. At issue: costs for programs the federal government mandated

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High Court Strikes Down Federal Program

A majority of justices sided with raisin farmer Marvin Horne in his battle against a federal program created to keep excess raisins off the market. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the 8-1 decision, with the court’s more conservative justices assenting.

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