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Farmland with advanced conservation brings top dollar

P.J. Griekspoor Corn field on the 75-acre farm in Brown County
PRODUCTION SELLS: Highly productive farmland with conservation improvements contributed to the top-dollar sale of a 75-acre farm in Brown County. The land sold for $7,500 per acre.
A small farm with excellent soils and conservation improvements brings $7,500 per acre.

Conservation improvements and highly productive upland soils offered the value that buyers were looking for when a 75-acre Brown County, Kan., farm was offered for sale in November.

The property is located only 6 miles from the city of Hiawatha and is in a corn-soybean rotation. The farm sold for a whopping $7,500 per acre. The seller in the private-treaty sale was not disclosed. Farmers National Co. handled the sale.

Sheridan County

About 172 acres of farmland in Sheridan County brought $1,875 at private auction. The sale included all mineral rights. The seller was the Jeff W. Foster Revocable Trust. Faulkner Real Estate and Auction of Ulysses handled the sale.

In another Sheridan County sale, about 320 acres of cropland and grass was sold at auction with live, online and telephone bidding available. The land sold in two tracts.

Tract 1, about 160 acres with 80 acres in cropland and 80 acres in grass, brought $1,450 per acre. Tract 2, about 160 acres with 112 acres in cropland and the balance in grass, brought $1,300.

The sellers were Ella Rose Zerr and the late Albinus Zerr. Farm and Ranch Realty handled the sale.

In a third Sheridan County sale, about 800 acres of cropland and grass were sold at auction Nov. 10.

That property was sold in two tracts. Tract 1 was about 640 acres, with 446 acres in cropland and 194 acres in grassland. It brought $1,350. Tract 2, about 160 acres, had 135 acres of cropland and 25 acres in grass. It brought $1,400 per acre.

The seller was the Sniffin Family et al. Farm and Ranch Realty handled the sale.

Morton County

About 160 acres of Morton County farmland and 100% of the mineral rights with it were sold by private auction in September. The land brought $875 per acre. The sellers were Eric L. Roof and Michael Roof. Faulkner Real Estate and Auction of Ulysses handled the sale.

In another Morton County sale, about 160 acres of land was sold in October. The quarter-section was expiring Conservation Reserve Program land and brought $740 per acre. The Long Family Trust was the seller. Faulkner handled the sale.

Jewell County

About 90 acres of land with a modern home was sold through private treaty in a deal that closed Oct. 19. The land is timbered, recreational ground in an area near Burr Oak that is known for large white-tailed deer, turkey, pheasant and quail. It sold for $314,000, or about $3,493 per acre.

Rush County

About 160 acres of dryland cropland in Rush County was sold at auction on Oct. 30. The land sold in one tract for $900 per acre. The sellers were Todd and Renee Bauer. Carr Auction and Real Estate of Larned handled the sale.

Russell County

About 460 acres of grassland and cropland was sold at auction on Oct. 14. The property was sold in one tract for $1,000 per acre. The sellers were Alvin and Dee Ann Matheson. Farm and Ranch Realty handled the sale.

Ness and Lane counties

About 480 acres of land was sold at public auction on Oct. 20. The land sold in three tracts, two of them in Ness County and one in Lane County. All three tracts are enrolled in CRP contracts that are expiring.

Tract 1, 160 acres in Ness County, brought $1,225 per acre. Tract 2, also in Ness County, was 160 acres and sold for $1,025 per acre. The final tract, 160 acres in Lane County, brought $850 per acre.

The seller was H3S Family LLC. Farm and Ranch Realty handled the sale.

In a separate Ness County sale, about 675 acres of land was sold in four tracts on Nov. 16.

Tract 1, about 114 acres, was all dry cropland. It brought $1,600 per acre. Tract 2, about 320 acres, was also all dry cropland and sold for $1,700 per acre. Tract 3, surface rights on about 160 acres with 141 acres in dry cropland planted to wheat with the balance in waterways, brought $1,450 per acre. Tract 4, surface rights on about 79 acres of dry cropland planted to wheat, brought $1,650 per acre.

Mineral rights to tracts 3 and 4 were sold separately and brought a total of $59,700.

The seller was Antenen-Rumble Land. Carr Auction and Real Estate of Larned handled the sale.

Lincoln County

About 640 acres of cropland and grass in Lincoln County was sold at auction on Oct. 30.

The land was listed in two tracts, but it sold to a single buyer for $1,496 per acre. The seller was Ringler Ranch No. 2 LLC. Farm and Ranch Realty handled the sale.

Jefferson County

About 190 acres of Jefferson County land was sold at auction in late October. The property was sold in three tracts; it offered high-productivity farmland with the potential for recreational use, development or a home site, and an excellent location near Lawrence and Midland.

The tracts were sold together and brought $3,154 per acre. The seller was the William Frank Augustus Trust. Farmers National Co. handled the sale.

Doniphan County

About 195 acres of high-production farmland, with recreational potential including a stream and big timber, was sold at auction in Doniphan County in late October.

The land brought $2,564 per acre. The seller was the Margaret C. Weidmaier Trust. Farmers National Co. handled the sale.

Rawlins County

About 530 acres of cropland and grassland was sold at auction in Rawlins County on Nov. 5.

The property sold in two tracts. Tract 1, about 220 acres, with about 205 acres in cropland and the balance in grass, brought $1,725 per acre.

Tract 2, about 310 acres, with 159 acres in cropland and the balance in grassland, brought $1,450 per acre.

The sellers were the estates of Evelyn Kopriva Freeburn and Joe Kopriva. Farm and Ranch Realty of Colby handled the sale.

Texas County, Okla.

About 320 acres of irrigated farmland sold at private auction in September.

The property brought $2,700 per acre. The Gloden Family Trust was the seller. Faulkner handled the sale.

Kiowa County, Colo.

About 775 acres of land enrolled in CRP was sold at auction on Oct. 16. The land was sold in three tracts.

Tract 1, about 232 acres, sold for $1,000 per acre. Tract 2, about 383 acres, brought $925 per acre. The final tract, about 162 acres, was bid in at $475 per are.

The sale was conducted as a live auction, with online and telephone bidding also available. The seller was the family of Mac and Kay Davis. Farm and Ranch Realty handled the sale.

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