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Bumper Corn Crop and Worsening Prices May Come Soon

Expectations that U.S. farmers will harvest a record corn crop this year have many investors wagering that corn futures will continue to fall. Corn prices had already tumbled 37 percent by the end of September, making the grain one of

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2013 Land Report 100

With 2.2 million acres, John Malone takes top honors for the third consecutive year. His love of land, coupled with his wife’s love of horses, led to several key acquisitions, including a historic Irish castle just south of Dublin and two properties in Wellington, the epicenter of Florida’s equestrian community.

At more than 2 million acres, Ted Turner runs a close second to his good friend. Turner enjoys the distinction of being New Mexico’s largest landowner, and he capitalized on that honor by acquiring the historic Sierra Grande Lodge and Spa in Truth or Consequences. Guests at the Lodge will be able to enjoy tours of Turner’s 156,439-acre Ladder Ranch and his 362,885-acre Armendaris Ranch.

Thanks to his acquisition of the Broken O Ranch, Denver Nuggets owner Stan Kroenke moved up from No. 10 on last year’s list to No. 8 in the rankings. Among the newcomers to this year’s list are Texas’s Wilks Brothers, founders of Frac Tech. Their prized jewel is Montana’s 60,000-acre N Bar Ranch, which they acquired from former Land Report 100er Tom Siebel, founder of Siebel Systems. Another new name on the list is Arthur Nicholas, who serves on the board of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Nicholas is the owner of Wyoming’s historic Wagonhound Land and Livestock Co., which is the subject of a new book by Land Reporters Wyman Meinzer and Henry Chappell.

We invite you to be among the first to view the complete rundown of America’s top landowners, which is available exclusively on the Fay Ranches website. Click here to download your PDF today.

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New Tax Law Impacts Estate Planning

While the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA) primarily addressed income taxes, the new rules have also put an entirely different spin on estate planning. Because of 2013 tax-exempt levels for estates, a couple’s combined estate must be worth

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2012 Land Report Best Brokerages: California Outdoor Properties

California Outdoor Properties www.californiaoutdoorproperties.com (707) 455-4444 2012 Sales: $50-$100 Million Who: Cabela’s Trophy Properties affiliate. Specializes in farm, ranch, equestrian, vineyard, and recreational properties. One of the largest land brokerages in California in terms of listing values. “We live on

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Behind the 2013 Land Report 100: America’s Largest Landowners Double Down

The Land Report releases 2013 Land Report 100 presented by Fay Ranches; John Malone and Ted Turner top list of 100 biggest owners of America. Investing in rural, undeveloped land continues to be a popular strategy among the affluent, according

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2013 Corn Harvest Set to be a Record-Breaker

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is projecting that farmers will harvest a record corn crop of 13.8 billion bushels this fall, up 28 percent from last year and 5 percent larger than the previous record crop. Corn prices are trading

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Land Report Top 10: Rana Creek Ranch

Located in Carmel Valley, California, Rana Creek Ranch runs from the Tularcitos Mountains on the south to the Salinas Valley on the north. Encompassing approximately 14,000 acres, this working cattle ranch includes owner, manager and staff residences, cattle grazing (400-450

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2012 Land Report Best Brokerages: Fay Ranches

Fay Ranches Ranch Real Estate www.fayranches.com (800) 238-8616 2012 Sales: > $150 Million Who: Specializes in investment-quality producing ranches with fly-fishing and/or hunting attributes. Ten offices are located in Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Oregon, and Idaho. “When we began Fay Ranches

Posted in Agriculture, Colorado, Feature, Hunting, Idaho, Montana, News Desk, Oregon, Pacific, Recreation, West, Wyoming

The Land Report Top Ten: Summer 2013

Stellar additions in California and Oklahoma augment the nation’s leading land listings. 1. Broken O Ranch (Texas): $81 million It’s hard to imagine more than 4,000 acres so close to a major metropolitan area, but that’s exactly the case with

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Land Report August 2013 Newsletter

One of the focal points of our August Newsletter is the continued interest in land as a productive asset, especially given the solid returns investors have been realizing. So many drivers are powering this upswing: lackluster yields in the bond

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