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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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Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, California, Colorado, Conservation, Developers, Equestrian, Federal Policy, Georgia, Idaho, News Desk, Newsletter, Pacific, Public Land, Residential Property, South, Timber, 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,

Posted in Agriculture, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Cattle, Colorado, Connecticut, Conservation, Delaware, Farming, Feature, Florida, Georgia, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Midwest, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, News Desk, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northeast, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pacific, Pennsylvania, Public Land, Rhode Island, South, South Carolina, South Dakota, Southwest, Tennessee, Texas, Timber, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Water, West, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Farmland Partners to Purchase Eight Row Crop Farms

Farmland Partners Inc. (NYSE: FPI) will acquire 15,042 acres of farmland in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia for $49.8 million in cash and 2,981,971 shares of the company’s stock as well as units of limited partnership interest in the

Posted in Agriculture, Alabama, Arkansas, Farming, Feature, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, News Desk, North Carolina, South, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia

Productive Ag Land Piques International Investors

The Economist is reporting that broad demographic trends are driving more and more investors, including sovereign funds, to consider investments related to ag land and increased productivity. “Institutional investors such as pension funds see farmland as fertile ground to plough,

Posted in Agriculture, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Feature, Florida, Georgia, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, International, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Midwest, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, News Desk, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northeast, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pacific, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South, South Carolina, South Dakota, Southwest, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Molpus Woodlands Group Announces Closing of Fund IV

Jackson-based Molpus Woodlands Group closed Fund IV with $662.5 million in commitments. According to the timberland investment management organization (TIMO), the fund was oversubscribed and exceeded its target of $500 million in 12 months from the first close. A diverse,

Posted in Alabama, Arkansas, Feature, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, News Desk, North Carolina, South, South Carolina, Tennessee, Timber, Virginia, West Virginia

New Grants Awarded for Longleaf Pine Restoration

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has announced $3.38M in grants to further restore the longleaf pine ecosystem. The grants cover 15 separate projects across eight states, from Texas to North Carolina to Florida. In addition, the project applicants

Posted in Alabama, Conservation, Feature, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, News Desk, North Carolina, South, South Carolina, Texas, Timber

Land Report Best Brokerages: Jon Kohler & Associates

Jon Kohler & Associates jonkohler.com (850) 508-2999 2013 Sales: $50 – $100 Million Who: Full-service firm operating throughout the Southeast with an expertise in plantations and ranches. Wow: Sold the 7,000-acre Southern Heritage Plantation, an immaculately restored 1850s antebellum property

Posted in Alabama, Conservation, Feature, Florida, Georgia, Hunting, Louisiana, North Carolina, Recreation, Residential Property, South, South Carolina, West Virginia

Benchmark Deal: Thomasville Quail Plantation Sells For $28M

Of all the places in the Lower 48 to find a bird-hunter’s paradise, the South Georgia upper coastal plains easily — easily — make the short list. That selling point was squarely in mind for the new owner of Longpine

Posted in Feature, Georgia, South, Timber

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

Georgia’s Falling Waters

Georgia’s premier Land Report Certified Community is the ultimate Blue Ridge Mountains getaway. There are countless reasons people love Atlanta. The home of CNN, Gone With the Wind, the Braves, the Falcons, and the Hawks, this sophisticated metropolis hosted the

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Posted in Certified Communities, Developers, Georgia, South

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