Oregon

CatchMark Timber Trust Acquires 18,000 Acres in Oregon

In its first Pacific Northwest purchase, the company gains 18,063 prime acres known as the Brandon Property from Forest Investment Associates (FIA) for $88.8 million. The acquisition was funded with cash on hand and borrowing under an amended credit facility.

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Land Report September 2018 Newsletter

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates paid $171 million in August to acquire 14,500 acres of farmland owned by John Hancock Life Insurance Company in one of the most coveted agricultural regions of Washington. The lofty purchase price eclipsed April’s $136 million

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Oregon Judge Orders Teenager to Pay $36 Million in Restitution for Starting Massive Wildfire in 2017

More than 48,000 acres were torched after a 15-year old tossed a firecracker and ignited last year’s deadly Eagle Creek Fire. A total of 11 claims were submitted, ranging from $8,111.14 by Allstate Insurance to more than $21 million in

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1031 Exchanges Endangered

Congress considers eliminating key landowner tax tool. Grover Norquist is bullish on the prospects for passage of tax reform legislation this year. However, the founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform is sounding an alarm on the potential repeal

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Private Landowners Fuel Jet Travel

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack greeted Seattle passengers deplaning at Washington Reagan after an Alaska Airlines flight powered in part by a new renewable fuel made of wood waste salvaged from private lands in Washington, Oregon, and Montana. “In 2011,

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Land Report November 2016 Newsletter

The 2016 Land Report 100 is at the press. More than two dozen new entrants and updates highlight this year’s survey, which is sponsored by LandLeader, the nation’s largest network of brokerages dedicated to farm, ranch, and recreational properties. Other items

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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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2014 Land Report Best Brokerage: Mirr Ranch Group

Mirr Ranch Group www.mirrranchgroup.com (303) 623-4545 2014 Sales: $100 – $250 Million Who: Income-producing farm and ranch authorities with expertise in everything from water rights and hunting tags to ranch management and conservation easements. Wow: Sold two well-known Oregon ranches

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2014 Land Report Best Brokerage: Knipe Land Company

Knipe Land Company www.knipeland.com (208) 345-3163 2014 Sales: $50 – $100 Million Who: A full-service real estate company specializing in farms, ranches, and agricultural properties in Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. Wow: Sold a diverse Idaho cattle ranch with

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Residential Property, Washington, West

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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