The Land Report

2018.3

The Magazine of the American Landowner is an essential guide for investors, landowners, and those interested in buying or selling land. The award-winning quarterly is known for its annual survey of America's largest landowners, The Land Report 100.

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T he soothing sounds of gentle waves cannot be heard in the tiny Western Alabama town of Boligee. e Gulf Coast, with its balmy breezes and sandy beaches, lies a distant 150 miles to the south. But Boligee and the surrounding communities actually have something in common with the Gulf of Mexico, and that's salt water. e underground Eutaw aquifer, which stretches from Mississippi to near Montgomery, contains just enough saline to give the water in the region a salty tinge. is anomaly has prompted the emergence of a business that you might not expect to find in the Alabama Black Belt. Here amid the cow pastures and catfish ponds, a handful of people are taking a shot at shrimp farming. David Teichert-Coddington is one of those people. A former assistant professor of fisheries at Auburn University, Teichert-Coddington formed Greene Prairie Shrimp in 2001 and began raising the crustacean on 250 acres of land just north of Demopolis. Like most farmers, his crop and revenue fluctuate from year to year, but his annual production target is to 72 L ANDREP ORT.COM e LandReport | FALL 20 18

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