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The Voices of Land blog

Get insight on current land trends and issues from experts across the land real estate industry.

If you're lucky enough to inherit or purchase timberland, you've already made a great investment in your future. Timberland is a valuable asset that can provide a range of benefits, from recreation to timber harvesting, and even wildlife habitat conservation. Here's what to know if you're buying or inherited timberland.
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A U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota halted the 2023 WOTUS Rule in 24 states on April 12, 2023 finding that the new 2023 Rule is neither understandable nor 'intelligible,' and its boundaries are unlimited.
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Conservation easements are much talked about but not always understood. A clear understanding is necessary to provide the best advice to clients who may be listing a property with a conservation easement (“CE”), considering an offer on a property with a CE, or buying a property and placing a CE on it after purchase.
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One piece of legislation has had as profound an impact on America as thousands of other bills combined: the Farm Bill. It ensures a safe and abundant food supply, helps feed the hungry, invigorates rural communities and helps farmers take care of the environment. Whether you come from a rural community, a city or a suburb, this bill matters for you and your family.
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To catch the right customer requires knowing the type of fish you're trying to catch, the lure you'll need to use to hook them, and which waters they swim in. Brand expert, Amber Erickson-Hurdle lays out 3 steps for land professionals to create a brand that attracts the right customers.
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A new Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule was released December 30, 2022. This definition of WOTUS adds uncertainty and confusion to the regulatory process, raises housing costs and increases federal overreach in the permitting process.
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Recreational land, or rec land, is a versatile property type that can be used as an investment or simply for the pleasure of the landowner. Rec land can become an income source and means to build steady wealth if you plan ahead with a few things in mind.
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While there are no guarantees in farmland investments, investors can be aware of what property improvements and maintenance measures correlate positively with the value of their farm. This article will show you a few ways to add value to your property so you can maximize your ROI and get the best value for your farm.
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There are a few constants when it comes to farmland: Farmland is valuable, farmland is limited, and farmland is essential. Part One of this series will help you understand the process of establishing an appropriate price for farmland.
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As a landowner or prospective buyer of land, you have many options for how to handle your land asset. One less obvious choice is to consider conserving the property and enjoying the benefits, including tax incentives, associated with this unique property vision. Here is the basics on how they work and benefits for landowners and the public.
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