The Land Report

2019.1

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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DEALS OF /THEYEAR Farmland Walla Walla Masterpiece Weidert Farm WASHINGTON SELLER Weidert Farms SELLER'S BROKER Steve Bruere Peoples Company BUYER Farmland LP I the appeal of the 6,000- acre Weidert Farm in Washington's Walla Walla Valley. From the top of a slowly rising hillside you are greeted by a 360-degree panoramic view of the meticulously maintained property. •e Blue Mountains provide a majestic backdrop to the east, and the Columbia River €ows into the sunset to the west. "It is a stunningly beautiful and breathtaking piece of property above the ground," says Craig Wichner, managing partner of the San Francisco-based sustainable land investment †rm Farmland LP. "But what we really love about it is what's below the ground." From a 600-acre tract in the 1960s, a 6,000-acre agricultural powerhouse and our 2018 Farmland Deal of the Year was born. BY CARY ESTES 82 L ANDREP ORT.COM e LandReport | SPRING 20 19

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