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Blackfeet National Park to be Studied

A feasibility study is being prepared for Montana’s Blackfeet Nation regarding the development of a national park on tribal lands bordering Glacier National Park. Although many specifics remain to be determined, the development of such a parkland could potentially generate

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Posted in Agriculture, Conservation, Feature, Montana, News Desk, Public Land, Recreation, West

Ford Family: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 18 Ford Family 580,000 acres (down 203,000 acres) In the depths of the Great Depression, Kenneth Ford (1908—1997) decided to go into business with a single sawmill that he pieced together using salvaged equipment. Ford’s first mill initially employed

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Posted in California, Feature, Land Report 100, Oregon, Pacific, Timber

Land Report Case Study: Hearst Ranch

Thinking outside the box landed this California beef producer’s entire herd inside Whole Foods. BY HENRY CHAPPELL PHOTOGRAPHY BY RICHARD FIELD LEVINE, STEVE MILLER + ALEXANDER VERTIKOFF The Piedra Blanca Rancho lords over the Pacific roughly halfway between San Francisco

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Henry Chappell, Pacific

Thomas Peterffy: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 17 Thomas Peterffy 581,000 acres (up 20,000 acres) This Hungarian refugee arrived in New York City in 1965 and soon began trading options on the American Stock Exchange. Ultimately, Peterffy made a name for himself by automating the trading

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Posted in Feature, Florida, Land Report 100, South, Timber

Land Report July 2019 Newsletter

Congratulations are in order to our 2018 Deals of the Year honorees. These standout sales are the focus of our July newsletter. They include: 2018 Deal of the Year: Wasatch Peaks Ranch 2018 Conservation Deal of the Year: Cabin Bluff

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Farming, Federal Policy, Newsletter, Pacific, South, Southwest, Texas, Timber, Utah, Washington, West

O’Connor Heirs: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 16 O’Connor Heirs 587,800 acres By the time of his death in 1887, Irish immigrant Thomas O’Connor (1817—1887) owned half a million acres in Southeast Texas and close to 100,000 head of cattle. His philosophy? “Buy land and never

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Feature, Land Report 100, Minerals, 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

Hamer Family: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 15 Hamer Family 600,000 acres Since the early 1900s, five generations of Hamers have worked in the forests of West Virginia, growing trees, harvesting timber, and running sawmills and hardwood pellet plants. In 1957, James P. Hamer was recognized

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Land Report 100, South, Timber, West Virginia

Ranchers File Antitrust Suit Against Beef Packers

R-CALF USA joined with four cattle-feeding ranchers in Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, and Wyoming to file a class-action lawsuit against the largest US beef packers. The Big Four packers — Cargill, JBS, National Beef, and Tyson — are accused of conspiring

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Feature, Great Plains, Iowa, Kansas, Midwest, Nebraska, News Desk, Pacific, West, Wyoming

Go West, Bureau of Land Management

According to the Interior Department, officials are scouting a new location for BLM headquarters nearer the terrain it manages: 388,000 square miles, 99 percent of which can be found in a dozen Western states. Look for an announcement in September

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Posted in Arizona, Colorado, Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, Idaho, New Mexico, News Desk, Public Land, Utah, West

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