Georgia

Historic Greenwood Plantation Finds A New Owner

Emily “Paddy” Vanderbilt Wade purchased 4,000 acres of the Greenwood Plantation from the Whitney family for $22 million. Located near Thomasville, Georgia, this quail-hunting mecca features 1,200 acres of carefully managed old-growth forest known as the Big Woods. Wade owns

Posted in Conservation, Feature, Georgia, News Desk, South

Weyerhaeuser and Plum Creek Merger Creates “New Paul Bunyan”

The $8.4 billion merger of Weyerhaeuser Company with Plum Creek Timber Company created the nation’s largest private landowner, leading one analyst to label the 13-million-acre behemoth the “new Paul Bunyan.” The company, which will operate under the Weyerhaeuser name, has

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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 Best Brokerage: National Land Realty

National Land Realty www.nationallandrealty.com (855) 384-5263 2014 Sales: $50 – $100 Million Who: Specializing in timberland, plantations, hunting estates, farms, and private estates as well as providing turnkey services for REITs and TIMOs. Also, an innovative new GIS platform made

Posted in Agriculture, Alabama, Cattle, Conservation, Farming, Feature, Florida, Georgia, Hunting, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, South, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Timber

2014 Land Report Best Brokerage: Jon Kohler & Associates

Jon Kohler & Associates www.jonkohler.com (850) 508-2999 2014 Sales: $100 – $250 Million Who: Top regional advisors for plantations, ranches, and high-quality land. Wow: Sold Longpine, the Ford family’s iconic 5,850-acre Thomasville quail plantation. Insight: “The deal velocity of plantations

Posted in Agriculture, Alabama, Cattle, Dogs, Equestrian, Feature, Florida, Georgia, Hunting, Recreation, Residential Property, South

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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US Farm Trust Closes $300 Million Fund

Institutional investors back privately held REIT. San Antonio-based US Farm Trust announced on Aug. 13 that it has closed on over $300 million in commitments from institutional investors. The real estate investment trust (REIT) was established to acquire and manage

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2014 Land Report Best Brokerage: American Timberlands Company

American Timberlands Company www.americantimberlands.com (843) 979-2221 2014 Sales: < $50 Million Who: Southeastern-based land investment, management, and brokerage with extensive practical experience in timberland, farmland, recreational properties, and plantations. Wow: American Timberlands Company originated and permitted one of the largest

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2014 Land Report Best Brokerage: Mossy Oak Properties

Mossy Oak Properties www.mossyoakproperties.com (866) 667-2289 2014 Sales: > $250 Million Who: Network of more than 75 franchise offices in 22 states with expertise in rural land for recreational and investment purposes. Wow: The Mossy Oak Properties network has opened

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