Half of Florida is Timberland

Forest covers right at half of Florida’s 34.23 million acres of land, and 71 percent of that timberland is privately owned, according to the Florida Forestry Association. Most Florida timberland in Florida is north of Orlando, and most counties in the northern half of the state are at least 50 percent forested. The Forestry Association…

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Recreation Land: Having Fun and Parking Money

Millions of acres in Florida are privately owned recreation lands where owners or lessees hunt, fish, ride four-wheelers – whatever they want to do for fun out in the woods. Recreation land is usually partially pastureland; having pasture on the property lets the owners obtain an agricultural tax classification because cattle are raised on the…

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Florida Farmland and Cropland over the Millennia

Crops have been produced in Florida for thousands of years. Squashes and gourds were probably grown in the late Archaic period (3,000 to 1,000 B.C.), according to “The New History of Florida.” The book by the University Press of Florida adds that it was probably 750 A.D. or later before corn began to be cultivated…

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Land Conservation

Land conservation is a priority for a majority of Floridians, as evidenced in November 2014 by voter passage of the “Florida Water and Land Conservation Initiative.” The initiative, also known as Amendment 1, provides funds to acquire and manage conservation lands. Landowners are also concerned about land conservation. A growing number of them are considering…

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Nothing Says Florida like Citrus

Two bright oranges and three orange blossoms are boldly displayed on the center of most Florida vehicle license plates. That’s fitting; it’s unlikely that anything is more associated with Florida than citrus, except possibly sunshine. Citrus is a major contributor to Florida’s economy. A December 2014 study by the University of Florida indicated the citrus…

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The Cow-Calf State

Tourists visiting only Florida’s coast or the Orlando area often assume the state is all beaches and theme parks. But if they ventured into more rural areas, especially in the Panhandle or the southern interior Heartland counties, they’d learn that cattle roam much of the state’s acreage. Four million acres of pastureland and another million…

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2013 Summer Listings Catalog

Our 2013 summer listings catalog is now available online! You can view, download, or print our catalog of more than 100 exclusive land listings below. When viewing the catalog digitally, you can click on a property to be taken to a webpage with additional information. This catalog is best viewed in full-screen Sign up to…

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Announcing the CBCSRE Forestry Group

We are proud to announce the addition of a new division of CBC Saunders Real Estate: the Forestry Group that adds advanced timberland expertise to our land, conservation easement, and land management services.  The CBCSRE Forestry Group expands both the technical capabilities and geographic presence of the company. Jack Vogel; Tony Wallace, CF; and John Holzaepfel, ACF, CF, CA; partners of Natural Resource Planning Services, Inc.(NRPS), are joining Dean Saunders, ALC,…

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Sponsoring the Florida Cattlemen’s Association Sweetheart Luncheon

On June 17-21, CBC Saunders Real Estate will be joining cowboys and cowgirls from across Florida at the 2013 Florida Cattlemen’s Association Convention. Known by many simply as “Marco,” the annual convention will be held at the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort. The convention is a celebration of the Florida Cattleman and is not to…

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