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The Land Report Summer 2014

Timber specialists, ranch brokers, recreational experts, productive ag pros – more than 100 firms from coast to coast were surveyed to prepare our fourth annual look at America’s Best Brokerages for the Summer 2014 edition of the Magazine of the American Landowner. Dozens more

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Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Back Issues, Bankruptcy, Cattle, Conservation, Developers, Dogs, Energy, Equestrian, Equities, Farming, Federal Policy, Golf, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Hunting, International, Land Report 100, Land Report Top 10, Midwest, Minerals, Northeast, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Southwest, Taxes, Timber, Water, West

Extension Service Reaches the Century Mark

The roots of today’s agricultural extension services reach all the way back to the early 1800s when landowners, farmers, and scientists gathered to talk shop at agricultural societies and clubs. Congress formalized the USDA’s Extension Service a century ago with

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Midwest, News Desk, Northeast, Pacific, South, Southwest, Water, West

Land Report May 2014 Newsletter

A diverse group of news items are featured in our May newsletter. You’ll recognize the name of one of the all-time great rock and rollers as well a former Presidential hopeful. May I add that there was a teeny tiny transaction

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Energy, Federal Policy, Florida, Land Report Top 10, Massachusetts, Minerals, Newsletter, Northeast, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Timber, West

Water Policy: Decision in Everglades Case

In March, U.S. District Judge Kenneth M. Karas of New York ruled that pumping water out of Florida’s Lake Okeechobee to irrigate farms and then pumping nutrient-laden water back into the lake violates the Clean Water Act. Groups such as

Posted in Agriculture, Feature, Federal Policy, Florida, News Desk, South, Water

Beef Prices Jump 25% in the First Quarter

Record production costs, the smallest national herd in half a century, increased demand from China and Japan — whatever the reason, the price of U.S. beef has skyrocketed to its highest level in almost three decades. February’s $5.28 per-pound price

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Feature, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Midwest, News Desk, Northeast, Pacific, South, Southwest, West

The Land Report 2013 Timberland Deal of the Year: MeadWestvaco Southern Timberlands

In December, Plum Creek Timber (PCL) cemented its position as one of the nation’s largest private landowners when the timber REIT paid more than $1 billion for a slew of assets from packaging giant MeadWestvaco (MWV), including 501,000 acres of

Posted in Alabama, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Georgia, News Desk, South, South Carolina, Timber, Virginia, West Virginia

The Land Report Spring 2014

2013 was a year of superlatives: billion-dollar acquisitions, record-setting prices, and landmark sales. And behind the best of these deals one finds the stories of passionate landowners, men and women and families who went to extraordinary lengths to assemble, to

Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Back Issues, Cattle, Conservation, Dogs, Farming, Great Plains, Hunting, Public Land, Recreation, South, Timber, West

Land Report April 2014 Newsletter

The importance of land to our society – as a resource, a common theme, and a point of contention – is a constant source of amazement. Water policy, agricultural programs, master-planned communities – so many aspects of our day-to-day existence

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Connecticut, Farming, Federal Policy, Florida, New Mexico, Newsletter, Northeast, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Southwest, Water, West, Wyoming

The Land Report Top Ten: Spring 2014

Immensely valuable coastal properties sweep gold, silver, and bronze! — The Editors 1. NEW! Copper Beech Farm (Connecticut): $130 million A relic of Old Greenwich, this 50-acre estate (pictured above) is the last of its kind and includes two islands

Posted in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Feature, Florida, Massachusetts, News Desk, Northeast, Pacific, South, Southwest, Texas, West, Wyoming

The Donation of Virginia’s Natural Bridge Named The Land Report’s 2013 Deal of the Year

The Donation of One of the Seven Wonders of the New World Takes Top Honors as The Land Report 2013 Deal of the Year. In 1774, two years before he penned the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson purchased Virginia’s Natural

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Henry Chappell, South, Virginia

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