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2014 Land Report Best Brokerage: Farmers National Company

Farmers National Company www.farmersnational.com (800) 346-2650 2014 Sales: > $1 Billion Who: Offering a full range of services to buyers, sellers, and landowners along with private treaty listings, auctions, and buyer’s agency, FNC offers comprehensive farm and ranch management services,

Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Cattle, Developers, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Hunting, Midwest, Northeast, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Southwest, Timber, Water, West

On the Block: Idaho’s Big Wood River Estate

Sun Valley Estate of former Lehman Brothers CEO on the block. Richard Fuld’s 71-acre Big Wood River Estate will be offered at auction on August 19 by Concierge Auctions. Originally marketed for $59.5 million, it is expected to fetch between

Posted in Feature, Idaho, News Desk, Residential Property, Water, West

President Establishes Three New National Monuments

President Obama established three national monuments using authority granted to our nation’s chief executive under the Antiquities Act: Basin and Range National Monument in Nevada, Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument in California, and Waco Mammoth National Monument in Texas. Since

Posted in California, Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, Nevada, News Desk, Pacific, Public Land, Southwest, Texas, West

Investing: Oklahoma Shines, Bucks Trend

Cropland values trailed falling commodity markets, but cattle are fetching record prices. So did ranchland values, which jumped almost seven percent in the Tenth District. — The Editors Using responses from 218 banks, the Kansas City Fed presented its survey

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Colorado, Farming, Feature, Great Plains, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, News Desk, Oklahoma, Southwest, West, Wyoming

Trout Headwaters CEO Elected President of National Mitigation Banking Association

Michael Sprague was elected president of the National Mitigation Banking Association’s 15-member board of directors in Orlando. Said Sprague, “I’m humbled and honored to be asked to help lead the National Mitigation Banking Association Board at a time when our

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Land Report July 2015 Newsletter

Plenty of bold-faced headlines in our July newsletter, including the designation of three new national monuments and a key lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service. Other items include: The Nature Conservancy’s acquisition of Colorado’s JE Canyon for $21 million; The $29.5

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The Land Report Top Ten: Summer 2015

California and Texas boast three listings in our Top Ten; Florida two. — The Editors 1. Waggoner Ranch (Texas): $725 million Sam Middleton of Chas. S. Middleton and Son is broker of record on this record-setting 510,527-acre listing. Bernard Uechtritz

Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Conservation, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Florida, Hunting, Massachusetts, Minerals, Montana, News Desk, Northeast, Pacific, South, Southwest, Texas, Timber, Water, West

Job Growth in Agriculture Sector Outpaces Graduates

Each year an average of 57,900 job openings are created in agriculture and renewable natural resources, yet only 35,400 college degrees in agricultural-related fields are awarded in the U.S. This leaves a shortfall of 22,500 positions. According to the USDA,

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Colorado-based Vail Resorts Acquires Australia’s Largest Ski Resort

Colorado-based Vail Resorts recently announced the purchase of the 3,000-acre Perisher Ski Resort, the Southern Hemisphere’s largest mountain resort. Located in Kosciuszko National Park (New South Wales), the resort includes Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes, Blue Cow, and Guthega, along with

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Land Report 2014 Historic Deal of the Year: Caribou Ranch

On a par with Abbey Road and Muscle Shoals, this music industry mecca changed hands in 2014 after a star-studded run. From 1971 to 2014, Jim Guercio owned Colorado’s Caribou Ranch. During his stewardship, a Who’s Who in rock and

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