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PRICES HOLDING: Prices for good quality Kansas cropland are holding strong, with one tract in Marshall County going for $5,481 at auction in February.

Excellent cropland in Marshall County sells for $5,481

Marshall County sale brings top price, while Greeley County land at $562.50 is the low.

Good quality Kansas farmland is continuing to command strong prices, while other land is selling for a wide range of prices, depending on location and quality. Recent prices have ranged from $5,481 to $562.50 per acre.

The top seller in that range was in Marshall County, where about 390 acres sold in three tracts on Feb 16. Tract 1, about 235 acres, with about 210 acres of pasture and the balance in cropland, sold for $2,766 per acre. Tract 2, about 88 acres of cropland and grass, sold for $2,954 per acre. Tract 3, about 67 acres of exceptional cropland, brought $5,481 per acre. The seller was the Freida Niemeier Trust. Midwest Land and Home, Washington, handled the sale.

Lane County
About 640 acres of Lane County land enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program, some recently expired and some expiring this year and next, was sold in a deal that closed Feb. 20. The property brought $650 per acre. The seller was not disclosed. Farmers National Co. handled the sale.

Washington County
About 80 acres of Washington County land was sold at auction on March 23. The property, all cropland, sold for $3,375 per acre. The seller was the Sedlacek Family Trust. Midwest Land and Home handled the sale.

Republic County
About 157 acres of Republic County land was sold at auction on March 30. The land — about 84 acres of dryland, 68 acres of pasture and the balance in waterways — brought $2,484 per are. The seller was the Barbara A. Fisher Trust. Midwest Land and Auction handled the sale.

Cloud County
About 75 acres of Cloud County farmland, including a tract with Republican River frontage, was sold on March 16 in a combination of auction and private treaty.

In the auction, tracts 1, 2, and 3 were bid separately, then combined as Tract 4 and sold by private treaty immediately following the bidding. The three tracts, about 52 acres, sold for $3,077 per acre. Tract 5, which included the river frontage, mature trees and easy access, brought $1,273 per acre.

The seller was the Thomas Burns Trust. Midwest Land and Home, Washington, handled the sale.

Greeley County
About 632 acres of Greeley County cropland, mostly Richfield silt loam soil, sold at auction on March 26. Mineral rights on the land transferred to the buyer. The property sold for $990 per acre. The seller was not disclosed. McCurdy Auction of Wichita handled the sale.

In a second Greeley County sale, about 320 acres were sold in a deal that closed Feb. 11. That property brought $562.50 per acre. A third Greeley County sale of about 160 acres also closed on Feb. 11. That property brought $1,150 per acre. Farmers National Co. handled those two sales. The sellers were not disclosed.

Barton County
A quarter-section of Barton County land with about 93 acres of dry cropland and 61 acres of pasture was sold at auction on April 3. The sale was surface rights only. It brought $700 per acre. The sellers were Joe Linsner and Marjorie Linsner.  Carr Auction and Real Estate of Larned handled that sale.

In a second Barton County auction, about 157 acres near Claflin sold on March 27. The land is all tillable cropland planted to wheat. Mineral rights, 2019 crop share and oil leases stayed with the seller. That land brought $880 per acre. The seller was not disclosed. McCurdy Auction of Wichita handled that sale.

Pawnee County
About 154 acres of tillable farming ground planted to wheat was sold at auction on March 27 in Pawnee County. The 2019 crop sale and mineral rights remain with the seller. The property brought $880 per acre. The seller was not disclosed. McCurdy Auction handled the sale.

Cheyenne County
About 360 acres of cropland and grass in Cheyenne County was sold at public auction on March 13. There are two tracts of dryland cropland and one tract of pasture with a good windmill that supplies water. The farm has good oil development potential. It is in an area of active oil exploration and has been seismographed recently.

The property sold for $725 per acre. The sellers were the heirs of Bob and Ada Connett. Farm and Ranch Realty of Colby handled the sale.

Ness County
About 320 acres enrolled in CRP was sold at auction on Feb. 26 in Ness County. The land will be available to renew in CRP or would make excellent cropland. It is in a productive, high-rainfall area that will raise wheat, milo, sunflowers and feed. The property brought $1,050 per acre. The seller was H3W Family LLC. Farm ad Ranch Realty handled the sale.

Marion County
About 306 acres of Marion County cropland with both dryland ground and excellent native grass was sold at auction in a deal that closed March 18. The land is close to Marion with off-weather access. The property brought $1,380 per acre. The seller was Marc Hauser et al. Farmers National Co. handled the sale.

Greenwood County
About 470 acres of Greenwood County pasture with a $28-per-acre grazing lease on the entire acreage was sold at auction on March 28. The property brought $1,716 per acre. The mineral rights transfer. The seller was not disclosed. McCurdy Auction of Wichita handled the sale.

Wilson County
About 118 acres of recreational land with three ponds was sold at auction on March 29 in Wilson County. The property is located near Howard. Mineral rights transfer. The land brought $1,835 per acre. The seller was not disclosed. McCurdy Auction handled the sale.

Finney County
About 935 acres of Finney County land was sold in three tracts in an auction sale that closed in March. The land includes irrigated and dryland farm ground with very good soils. The properties have good access and are close to grain markets. Irrigation systems are included in irrigated acres, with two irrigation wells on Tract 1.

All tracts sold together and brought $1,997 per acre. The seller was the Estes Family LLC. Farmers National Co. handled the sale.

Kingman County
Farmers National Co. handled two sales of Kingman County land in deals that closed in March. In the first sale, about 820 acres, the cropland brought $1,588 per acre. In the second sale, about 320 acres of excellent land brought $4,500 per acre. Neither of the sellers was disclosed.

Rawlins County
About 505 acres of farmland, one tract in Rawlins County and the other in Hitchcock County, Neb., were sold in an auction sale that closed on Jan. 23. Tract 1 brought $2,025, while Tract 2 was bid in at $1,175 per acre. The seller was the Delores McKain estate. Farmers National Co. handled the sale.

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