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Hay bales dot a meadow Lon Tonneson
GOOD LAND: Hay bales dot a meadow in western North Dakota.

‘Exceptional’ cropland, ‘prime’ pastureland sell at auction

Land Auctions: Sales include prime pasture land, exceptional cropland, CRP ground and acreages.

“Exceptional” cropland in northern North Dakota and “prime” pastureland in eastern South Dakota were among the properties sold recently. There also were several sales of land in or coming out of the Conservation Reserve Program.

Codington County, S.D.

“Prime” pasture land in Codington County, S.D., sold for approximately $2,082 per acre at a recent auction. The land, located east of Watertown, has access to Highway 212 and Interstate 29. — Auction managed and conducted by Farmers National Co., farmersnational.com, 1-800-346-2650.

Ward County, N.D.

Approximately 200 acres north of Minot in Ward County, N.D., sold in two tracts at an auction in December. One tract was 40 acres. It sold for $2,825 per acre. The second tract, 160-acres, sold for $2,200 per acre.

Both properties were described in the sale bill as “exceptional producing land for corn, soybeans, and wheat. Property has a very strong Soil Productivity Index (SPI) of 80.” The buyer is able to farm it this year. — Auction managed and conducted by Pifer’s Auction and Realty, Moorhead, Minn., pifers.com, 877-700-4099.

Perkins County, S.D.

Approximately 160 acres in Perkins County, S.D., sold recent for $850 per acre. It’s 152 acres of cropland has a productivity index of 74.7. — Listed by Farmers National Co.

Steele County, N.D.

Approximately 158 acres in Steele County, N.D., sold for $2,563 per acre. The sale bill described the property as “very productive cropland.” It has a productivity index of 63.8 — Listed by Farmers National Co.

Minnehaha County, S.D.

Approximately 90 acres in Minnehaha County, S.D., in an area near Hartford where acreages and hobby farm are popular, sold for $7,300 per acre. The land has two housing eligibilities, making it possible for the buyer to build a house on the property and sell a portion of it to someone else to build a house.

“Properties such as this are hard to come by, as this property has a combination of amenities that are difficult to find,” according to the sale bill. — Auction managed and conducted by Sutton Auctioneer and Land Broker, Sioux Falls, S.D., suttonauction.com, 605-336-6315.

Traill County, N.D.

One hundred and sixty acres in Traill County, N.D., west of Buxton, sold for $950 per acre. The land had been enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program. The CRP contract expired and was not re-enrolled.

The grassland provides “great habitat for deer and other wildlife,” according to the sale bill. — Auction managed and conducted by Pifer’s Auction and Realty.

Rolette County, N.D.

Approximately 735 acres of pasture and CRP in Rolette County, N.D., sold for $1,400 per acre at an auction in December.

About 352 acres is pasture, though much it was previously cropped. About 383 acres is CRP, “providing [an] excellent opportunity for waterfowl and deer hunting,” according to the sale bill — Auction managed and conducted by Pifer’s Auction and Realty.

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