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Land Report Deal of the Century: Waggoner Ranch

A Texas landmark with a matchless legacy changes hands for the first time in history. Original photography by Wyman Meinzer It’s one thing to get a chuckle out of the state’s highest elected official. But it’s an entirely different situation

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Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Cattle, Energy, Equestrian, Eric OKeefe, Farming, Feature, Hunting, Minerals, News Desk, Recreation, Southwest, Texas

Weekend Update

CHRIS SOULES IS NOT LOST. Considering the setting of this exclusive Land Report cover shoot by Jason Walsmith – an Iowa cornfield – the reality TV star actually feels quite a home. That’s one of the many insights about America’s most famous farmer that

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Developers, Energy, Farming, Feature, Hunting, Midwest, Minerals, Public Land, Recreation, Southwest, Water, West

For Sale: Colorado’s Elk Mountain Lodge Relisted for $80 Million

82-acre compound offered in entirety or in separate tracts. The Aspen Times reports that William Koch’s Elk Mountain Lodge has been relisted by Raifie Bass, Wendy Wogan, and Joshua Saslove of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. The $80 million price tag

Posted in Colorado, Feature, Recreation, Residential Property, West

Land Report 2015 Deal of the Year: Standing Butte Ranch

A swath of Great Plains native prairie was days away from going to auction. Then Ted Turner stepped up. Like the American bison itself, the pristine prairie that nurtured this magnificent beast has long been in danger of extinction. In

Posted in Agriculture, Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Great Plains, News Desk, South Dakota

Corn Belt Sees Consecutive Annual Declines

The Seventh District registers back-to-back drops in farmland values for the first time since the mid-1980s. NATIONAL — TREND Two factors put downward pressure on row crops in 2015: record (or near-record) harvests; and the strong dollar, which slowed exports.

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Feature, Federal Policy, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Midwest, Missouri, News Desk, Ohio

2015 Land Report Aspen Summit

Leading landowners, industry experts, and thought leaders gathered at the Aspen Institute to discuss key issues facing private landowners and to honor Colorado’s Salazar family, The Land Report’s 2015 Legacy Landowners. – Photography by Aubree Dallas Groves of quaking aspens

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, Public Land, Taxes, Timber, Water, West

The Land Report Top Ten: Spring 2016

The Waggoner Ranch, which was listed for $725 million, sells in just 18 months. — The Editors 1. SOLD! W.T. Waggoner Ranch (Texas): $725 million Stan Kroenke is the new owner of the legendary Waggoner. Bernard Uechtritz and Sam Middleton

Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Florida, Great Plains, Hunting, Kansas, Massachusetts, Midwest, New Mexico, Pacific, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Southwest, Texas, Timber, Water

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

Posted in Alabama, California, Feature, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, Oregon, Pacific, South, South Carolina, Timber, Washington, West Virginia

Saudi Dairy Increases its Western Farmland Holdings

In an effort to provide feed to more than 170,000 cows, Saudi Arabia’s largest dairy, Almarai Company, paid $31.8 million to acquire the 1,790-acre Ulmer Ranch near Blythe, California. The purchase follows the acquisition two years ago of 10,000 acres

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Feature, International, News Desk, Pacific, Water

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