The Land Report

Winter 2017

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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124 The LandReport | W I N T E R 2 0 1 7 LANDREPORT.COM 91 | 93 | Cogdell Family 160,000 acres e Cogdell's Tule Ranch has long been recognized as some of the most rugged cow country in the Texas Panhandle. It requires a double-tough mount, which is one of the many reasons why the family won the AQHA Best Remuda Award in 2006. Fanjul Family 160,000 acres Brothers Alfy and Pepe Fanjul fled Cuba in 1960 following the rise of Fidel Castro. ey arrived in South Florida and quickly built their family's Florida Crystal Corp. into a dominant force. e company's forward-thinking agricultural practices include waste-to-energy, laser leveling, canal cleansing, and modified pumping. JA Ranch Heirs 158,500 acres Irish businessman John Adair, Cornelia Wadsworth Adair, and Charles Goodnight formed a partnership in 1876 that still holds sway over today's Texas landscape. e JA Ranch is the oldest continuously operated cattle ranch in the Texas Panhan- dle. Operations are overseen in a partner- ship between fifth-generation family member Andrew Bivins and award-win- ning grazing manager Jay O'Brien. Bivins relies on GPS technology to help manage the historic ranch, which has earned a Lone Star Land Steward Award from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Ellison Family 152,000 acres In 1925, E.P. Ellison purchased the Spanish Ranch, which saw its first cattle trailed from Mexico more than a half century earlier. His descendants acquired the 71 Ranch in nearby Halleck, Nevada, as well as several feedlot farms that do double duty as wintering grounds for their sheep. McCoy Remme Ranches 152,000 acres down 22,300 acres McCoy Remme Ranches maintains thriving cow-calf operations throughout Far West Texas on ranches in Jeff Davis, Reeves, and Pecos Counties. Fourth- generation family member Meagan McCoy Jones remains involved in the ranches as well as at McCoy's Building Supply where her father, Brian, serves as CEO. Brian also chairs the Development Foundation for the McCoy College of Business Administration at Texas State University in San Marcos. Boswell Family 150,000 acres A dominant player in national cotton production, the Boswells are based in California's San Joaquin Valley, where their holdings date back to 1925. J.G. Boswell II turned the family business into a powerhouse and elevated it to the largest cotton producer in the country. Cotton is currently grown on about one- third of the family's holdings in Kings and Kern Counties. J.G. Boswell Tomato Co. is also one of the nation's largest processing tomato growers and packers. Boswell Co. is one of the largest farmers in Australia with 30,000 acres under cultivation. Eddy Family 150,000 acres De family's Port Blakely Companies can trace their heritage back to 1864 when the land for the original Port Blakely mill was acquired. For the remainder of the 19th century, this sawmill ranked as one of the world's largest. Lumber from the family's mill was shipped worldwide, including Australia, South America, and Europe. More than a century later, the company completed a shift from milling timber to focusing exclusively on growing timber. Port Blakely Trees Farm was born. 91 | 90 | 88 | 93 | 88 | Located in Palo Duro Canyon country, the JA Ranch is the oldest continuously operated cattle ranch in the Texas Panhandle. SHUTTERSTOCK The Land Report 100 No. 90

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