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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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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

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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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The Land Report Top Ten: Spring 2015

The 3Ds tops the nation’s leading land listings by more than half a billion dollars. — 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

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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,

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The Land Report Top Ten: Winter 2014

The largest ranch under one fence in the Lone Star State tops the leaderboard. — The Editors 1. NEW LISTING! Waggoner Ranch (Texas): $725 million With more than a half-million acres, Waggoner Ranch (pictured above) is one of the most

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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,

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Wind-Turbine Projects Advance Closer to Reality

America’s first offshore wind farm, the planned Cape Wind, now has a coastal Atlantic staging area big enough to handle construction of 130 massive turbines. Cape Wind Associates has signed a two-year $4.5M lease with the State of Massachusetts for

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The Land Report Top Ten: Summer 2014

A world-class array of legacy properties, production ag ranches, and resort retreats. — The Editors 1. SOLD! Copper Beech Farm (Connecticut): $130 million A relic of Old Greenwich, this 50-acre estate is the last of its kind and includes two

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Supreme Judicial Court Upholds Tax-Exempt Conservation Lands

In May, the highest court in Massachusetts ruled that conservation land cannot be taxed. The case centered on a 120- acre woodland parcel in Hawley, an hour north of Springfield. Conservation groups celebrated the ruling, saying it affirmed that conservation

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