The Land Report

Winter 2014

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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114 The LandReport | W I N T E R 2 0 1 4 LANDREPORT.COM The L and Report 100 Auscott, its Australian subsidiary, is a major grower and marketer of Australian cotton. J.G. Boswell is also a grower and supplier of tomatoes and operates real estate development companies. Eddy Family 150,000 acres The family owns Port Blakely Companies, which is focused on forest and forest prod- ucts. Founded in 1864, the firm celebrates its sesquicentennial this year. Based in the Pacific Northwest, holdings include Pacific Lumber and Shipping and Port Blakely Tree Farms, in Washington and Oregon. The family has a tradition of opening its private forestlands to the public for recreation. Green Heirs 150,000 acres Three generations of Greens maintain a ranching legacy that defines life around Albany, Texas. Today, grandson Billy Green runs Hereford, Angus, and Black Baldies. Green Ranch's Quarter Horse program is also recognized for its award-winning brood- mare band. David Murdock 149,702 acres The 91-year-old Dole Food CEO has built a fortune, and not just by selling pineapples. Murdock's privately held Castle & Cooke is heavily invested in real estate development in Hawaii and California. Wells Family 149,000 Acres Established just prior to the turn of the 20th century by Thomas Wells, the family's Rush Creek Land & Livestock stretches out over eight counties in Nebraska. It's still run as a working cow-calf operation. The family also raises alfalfa and grass hay for feed and runs a commercial hunting program. L-A-D Foundation 146,000 Acres In 1962, St. Louis businessman Leo Drey organized the foundation and got things going by making sizable donations of land in the Missouri Ozark Highlands. Today, the L-A-D Foundation owns significant tracts in Southeast Missouri. Most recently, it negotiated a small but critical addition to its Ball Mill Resurgence tract along Blue Spring Branch, which provides protection of the streamside and bottomlands along the stream's banks. L-A-D is now working with the Mark Twain National Forest to preserve the resources of the valley. Gerald J. Ford 144,580 acres The chairman of Dallas-based Hilltop Holdings, Ford owns Rio Hondo Land & Cattle Co., New Mexico-based Diamond A Ranch, and Kentucky's Diamond A Farm. Ford's runner Pleasantly Perfect won the 2003 Breeders' Cup Classic and the 2004 Dubai World Cup and retired as the fourth-winningest runner with $7,789,880. Pleasantly Perfect now stands at Lane's End and is the sire of Rapid Redux, winner of a record 22 straight races. 66 | 66 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 | David Murdock owned Lanai from 1985 to 2012, when he sold it to Larry Ellison No. 71

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