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STRONG SALES: Land values in Kansas are continuing to hold up, according to real estate professionals. Good quality is the key to a strong price. Most buyers continue to be producers, with many sales going to farmers who are current tenants on the properties.

Good-quality farmland continues to sell for top prices

Productive bottomland sells for almost $4,000 per acre in Marshall County.

Good-quality farmland is still commanding strong prices across much of Kansas, with land in the northeast remaining especially strong.

Two sales, one auction and one private treaty in Marshall County were especially strong. During the April 13 auction, about 208 acres of land, 161 of which was tillable farmland with highly productive bottom ground soil types, brought $3,942.30 per acre. The seller was Smith Farms. Midwest Land and Home of Washington conducted the sale.

In the private treaty sale, about 240 acres of Marshall County land, a 65-35 mix of cropland and recreational habitat, sold for $525,000 or $2,187.50 per acre. The seller on that land was not disclosed. Midwest also handled that sale.

Gove County

About 680 acres of cropland and grassland were sold at auction April 23 in Gove County. The property sold in four tracts.

Tract 1, which was about 71 acres total with 67 acres in crops and the remainder in grass and roads, sold for $1,700 per acre. The property includes a homesite and is only a half-mile from the new Quinter airport.

Tract 2, about 54 acres of pasture, sold for $1,350 per acre. Tract 3, 458 acres with 436 in crops and the remainder in grass, was bid in at $1,200. The final tract, about 98 acres with 61 acres in cropland and the balance in grass, brought $2,425.

The sellers were the Merlin E. Corwin Revocable Trust and the Joyce A, Corwin Revocable Trust. The property had been in the Blickenstaff/Corwin family since 1885. Farm and Ranch Realty of Colby handled the sale.

Barber County

About 495 acres of Barber County farmland was sold in two tracts at public auction ono March 4. Tract 1, about 335 acres of excellent farmland consisting of mostly Class 1 soils with good terracing and drainage, includes a 20-foot-by-60-foot roundtop shed, a small corral and a stock well. The seller of the tract was the Gary S. Griffin and Patricia J. Griffin Revocable Trust.

Tract 2, about 160 fully tillable acres, includes mineral rights. Seller of the tract was the Marilyn B. and Fred J. Markham Living Trust. The two tracts sold together for $1,634 per acre. Farmers National Co. handled the sale.

Edwards County

About 240 acres of Ford County land were sold at auction on April 4. About 185 acres are tillable with 66 acres currently planted to wheat. The balance of the cropland is open ground. The tract includes some pasture and creed acres, with Coon Creek drawing though the entire property and providing recreational land with abundant wildlife.

The property sold for $1,860 per acre. The seller was the Louis Wetzel Family. Carr Auction and Real Estate of Larned handled the sale.

Norton and Decatur counties

About 480 acres of cropland and grass located a half mile south of the Kansas-Nebraska state line was sold at auction on April 5. The farm was sold in two tracts.

Tract 1, about 200 acres with 109 in cropland and the balance in grass, sold for $1,075 per acre. Tract 2, about 280 acres with 95 acres in crops and the balance in grass, also brought $1,075 per acre.

Mineral rights are 100% intact and were transferred to the buyer. The seller was the Clason Family Revocable Trust. Farm and Ranch Realty handled the sale.

Pottawatomie County

About 130 acres of native grassland with no fences and the potential to be broken out into farm ground was sold by private treaty in April. The property brought $260,000 or $2,000 per acre. The seller was not disclosed. Midwest Land and Home of Washington handled the sale.

Washington County

About 198 acres of high quality Washington County cropland was sold by private treaty in April. The land brought $4,090 per acre. The seller was not disclosed. Midwest Land and Home handled the sale.

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