Maine

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

Rockefeller Scion Celebrates 100th Birthday with 1,000-acre Donation

David Rockefeller is celebrating his centennial by donating 1,000 acres of fields, streams, and freshwater ponds in Maine to the Mount Desert Island & Garden Preserve. “This magnificent state and its wonderful residents have been such an integral part of

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Posted in Conservation, Maine, News Desk, Northeast, Public Land, Recreation

Sold! Apple Buys 36,000-Acres to Produce Eco-Friendly Packaging

Apple partnered with The Conservation Fund to purchase 36,000 acres of forestland in Maine and North Carolina, which will be used to sustainably harvest materials that can be used for paper and packaging. “Apple believes that paper, like energy, can

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Maine, News Desk, North Carolina, Northeast, South, Timber

Land Report June 2015 Newsletter

The Magazine’s fifth annual survey of land brokerages nationwide headlines our June Newsletter. More than 100 brokerages participated, a record for The Magazine of the American Landowner. Other top stories include: David Rockefeller’s 1,000-acre donation of prime property in Maine The acquisition

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Conservation, Equestrian, Federal Policy, Maine, News Desk, Newsletter, Public Land, Residential Property

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

2013 Land Report Best Brokerage: Fountains Land

Fountains Land www.fountainsland.com (802) 223-8644 2013 Sales: < $50 Million Who: This subsidiary of Fountains America specializes in brokering timberland, conservation properties, and rural estates, along with forest management and HBU analysis. Wow: Brokered timberland transaction covering 2,630 acres located

Posted in Conservation, Feature, Maine, Northeast, Public Land, Recreation, Timber, Vermont

Land Program Awards $9 Million for Conservation

The conservation coalition Land for Maine’s Future (LMF) has leveraged taxpayer money to buy 50,000 acres of key recreational, agricultural and wildlife land in the Pine Tree State. LMF’s Board recently approved $9M for 25 projects in 37 communities considered

Posted in Agriculture, Conservation, Feature, Maine, News Desk, Northeast, Recreation

National Park Proves a Hard Gift to Give

Roxanne Quimby Faces an Uphill Battle to Bequest 100,000 Acres Lucas St. Clair pulled up to an overlook in Maine’s North Woods to a stunning vista of Mount Katahdin, the state’s highest peak and the endpoint of the Appalachian Trail.

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Posted in Feature, Maine, Northeast, Public Land, Timber

For Sale: 21,000 Acres of Maine Timberland

This Washington County property borders the East Machias River not far from the international border in country Mainers call “downeast.” It’s a region known for vast forests, pristine lakes, and proximity to the Atlantic. Fountains Land has listed these 21,948

Posted in Feature, Maine, News Desk, Northeast, Timber

Land Report Top Ten: March 2013

From the Pacific to the Northeast, here are America’s priciest properties, led by Walton Ranch in Wyoming, which is listed with Ranch Marketing Associates for $100 million. 1. Walton Ranch: $100 million This 1,848-acre working cattle ranch was pieced together

Posted in California, Colorado, Feature, Hawaii, Maine, New York, News Desk, Texas, Wyoming

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