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The Land Report Shows That America is Our Best Investment!

The Land Report Shows That America is Our Best Investment! 

 

American landowners are one category of citizen that is literally woven into the backbone of this country. From investing to hard work to taking care of the land for future generations to enjoy, they deserve attention.

 

This attention comes in the form of an amazing magazine called, The Land Report. Founded in 2007, this award-winning quarterly focuses on America’s land. Aimed at landowners, land brokers, investors, outdoor enthusiasts and, frankly, anyone who cares for and about the land, The Land Report provides everything from the latest news in real estate to landowner profiles, investment opportunities, legislative updates, the newest outdoor equipment, as well as definitive ways on how to conserve and improve our lands.


Recently, a new survey published by The Land Report, shows the fact that more and more people are investing in undeveloped land. Not only does this bode extremely well for America’s economic recovery, but it also focuses on the fact that people are reaching out to protect and preserve our greatest  natural resource.

 

When speaking about the latest data, private holdings of top landowners have grown almost twenty percent over the last five years, with the total acreage owned by the 100 largest private landowners increasing 18.6 percent – from 27.2 million acres in 2007 to 32.3 million in 2012.

 

Commenting on these extremely positive numbers was Eric O’Keefe, Land Report Editor, who stated: “In the aftermath of the Great Recession, land and land-based assets have propelled our economy out of the doldrums.”

 

From farmland prices to energy assets to the rise in minerals and commodity prices, Mr. O’Keefe said: “Each of these elements is tied to the land, which is why so many savvy investors are anchoring their portfolios with this asset.”

 

With an economic recovery once again necessary, it is beyond positive that these investors see a chance to better lives while increasing their own portfolios by investing their money back into America.

 

It was land broker Greg Fay of Fay Ranches (The Land Report 100’s sponsor) who commented: “Today’s ranch investor understands the importance and interconnectivity of agricultural production, healthy ecosystems and quality recreation and how it affects value better than anyone.”

Yet again, another true boost in spirit that will boost the economy and protect America at the same time.

 

The Land Report 100 is the name of this annual survey of the largest private U.S. landowners (excluding leased and public lands). The data clearly shows that America’s land is fast becoming the number one investment for many well-known ‘names,’ such as Ted Turner and John Malone, who takes the No. 1 spot. When readers learn that Malone (Chairman of Liberty Media) is actually the owner of 2,200,000 acres, the mind will literally boggle. In fact, his total holdings represent ‘nearly three Rhode Islands’ in size.

 

Additions to The Land Report 100 include the  Flitner Family, coming in at No. 25. David Flitner, a third-generation Wyoming rancher, and his wife, own The Hideout. Located east of Yellowstone, this is an upscale riding, horsemanship and working cattle guest ranch offering deluxe accommodations. The Flitner family’s 300,000 acres are near the Bighorn National Forest – representing some of the most beautiful land America has to offer.

 

Another newbie to the list? Roxanne Quimby. This entrepreneur and healthy-living ‘visionary’ comes in at No 86. A well-known philanthropist, Quimby is an American businesswomen notable for founding the Burt’s Bees personal care products company. A woodland advocate, she owns approximately 120,000 acres of Maine forest. Not only a very smart investor, Quimby is also a true conservationist that wishes to protect and renew America’s land for future generations.

 

As the weeks move forward, readers will be taken into the world of American landowners. What should be noted is that, from learning about investment opportunities to the ecological and environmental issues that are being helped by the fact that America’s lands are being protected and saved, the information The Land Report offers is truly something that should not be missed.

 

For more information on this important publication, head to:

www.landreport.com

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