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Land Report May 2021 Newsletter

RETURN OF THE BIG DEAL. Earlier this month, Texas’s Four Sixes Ranch, listed for $341 million by Sam Middleton of Chas. S. Middleton and Son, and Montana’s Climbing Arrow Ranch, listed for $136.25 million by Mike Swan of Swan Land

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Posted in News Desk, Newsletter

Landmark Eminent Domain Ruling

by Cary Estes Landowners no longer will be fenced in by state decisions when it comes to eminent domain cases thanks to a recent Supreme Court ruling. By a 5-4 vote, the high court ruled in Knick v. Township of

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Posted in Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Public Land

Supreme Court Rules for Landowners 8-0

November 27 decision in Weyerhaeuser v. US Fish and Wildlife requires that habitat be present for Critical Habitat Designation. The case concerns about 1,500 acres in Louisiana that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service designated as a critical habitat for

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, Louisiana, News Desk, South, Timber

Supreme Court Declines Coastal Act Case

A decade-long legal battle by Sun Microsystems co-founder Vinod Khosla over private property rights versus public coastal access ended this month when the Supreme Court declined to hear the case, reports the Los Angeles Times. Central to the dispute: a

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Posted in California, Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Pacific, Public Land

Land Report October 2018 Newsletter

Tom Brokaw’s West Boulder Ranch and the Old Steen Place, an adjacent portion of the Burnt Leather Ranch, were sold to a single buyer by Fay Ranches on September 28. The combination of the two Montana holdings creates a 4,751-acre

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Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, California, Energy, Farming, Federal Policy, Hunting, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, News Desk, Newsletter, North Dakota, Northeast, Pacific, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Texas, West

Land Report June 2018 Newsletter

In our June newsletter, the long arm of the law takes center stage: The Supreme Court hands Florida a win over Georgia in a water dispute In Texas, private land seizures have begun as the administration builds its border wall

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Energy, Farming, Federal Policy, International, Midwest, Minerals, News Desk, Newsletter, Northeast, Public Land, Recreation, Southwest, Taxes, Timber, Water, West

Land Report April 2014 Newsletter

The importance of land to our society – as a resource, a common theme, and a point of contention – is a constant source of amazement. Water policy, agricultural programs, master-planned communities – so many aspects of our day-to-day existence

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Connecticut, Farming, Federal Policy, Florida, New Mexico, Newsletter, Northeast, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Southwest, Water, West, Wyoming

War Between the States

A centuries-old fracas involving a caustic boundary dispute shows no signs of abating. One of the country’s most contentious water wars has reached a boil, and there’s a high probability that a conclusive decision will only emerge courtesy of the

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, Georgia, South, Tennessee, Water

Land Report January 2013 Newsletter

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announces his plan to leave Washington and return home to Colorado. The Supreme Court agrees to hear a dispute between Texas and Oklahoma over water rights. And the State of Texas, on a completely

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Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Cattle, Farming, Federal Policy, Georgia, Minerals, New Mexico, Newsletter, Oklahoma, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Southwest, Texas

Sonia Sotomayor & Property Rights

The current issue of The Land Report takes an in-depth look at Obama Administration and the American Landowner. Since that issue came off the press, the President has already been faced with a crucial task: nominating a replacement for Supreme

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Public Land, Topics

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