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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The L and Report 100 Stefan Soloviev 141,700 acres Soloviev's Crossroads Agriculture, which he established in 1999, was originally set up to produce, purchase, and store cash wheat in the Wichita area. Soloviev subsequently developed a large-scale cow-calf operation in New Mexico between Portales and Roswell, where he has acquired three large tracts. The New York City native's SS brand is increasingly recognized throughout the Southwest. His latest endeavor is the Payne Mountain Wind Farm Project northwest of Austin. Read more about this innovative landowner in Nancy Myers's in-depth profile in the Winter 2013 issue of The Land Report. Patrick Broe 140,862 acres In 2014, Broe sold his largest holding, New Mexico's 457-square-mile Great Western Ranch, to D.R. Horton (see No. 32). The 292,779-acre ranch included 176,805 deeded acres and 115,974 acres of leased land. Jeff Buerger of Hall and Hall represented Broe. Harrison Family 140,000 acres Almost a century ago, Dan Harrison partnered with legendary Houston oilman Jim Abercrombie. Working in tandem, the two ended up discovering Texas's Old Ocean Field southwest of Houston in Brazoria County. Dan Jr. made a name for himself as a breeder of champion Quarter Horses. He registered his first with the AQHA in 1941. In 2010, Royal Dutch Shell wrote Dan III a check for $1 billion plus a share of the royalties on future oil and gas production from the family's 100,000-acre South Texas ranch, which is perched atop the Eagle Ford Shale. Lane Family 140,000 acres In the 1960s, Montana natives Tom and Robert Lane formed Lane Brothers Cattle Co. Tom traded cattle and land throughout Montana, while Robert ran the home ranch. Today, third-generation members of the family manage the still-growing enterprise. Don Oppliger 140,00 acres new to LR100 Based in Amarillo, The Oppliger Companies are a diversified agribusiness operation that operates in Texas, New Mexico, and Nebraska. Among their holdings are a dairy, four large-scale feedlots, more than 50,000 acres of irrigated farmland, and four ranches across the Nebraska Plains. Crosby Family 135,000 acres Based in New Orleans, Crosby Land and Resources celebrated its 75th anniversary last year. The family-owned forestry business is led by Robert H. Crosby III, who was named the 2013 Forest Landowner of the Year by the Forest Landowners Association. Monahan Family 130,000 acres Based in Montana, Monahan Cattle Co. started as a 160-acre homestead in 1893. Today, the family raises commercial cattle and registered Herefords. 116 The LandReport | W I N T E R 2 0 1 4 LANDREPORT.COM Cash wheat was the o riginal driver behind Stefan Soloviev's foray into land. 75 | 76 | 77 | 77 | 77 | 80 | 81 | SHUTTERSTOCK No. 75

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