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Washington Co. land tops $4,500 per acre

Paul Penner farmland
DEMAND STRONG: Demand for highly productive cropland continues to be strong. In December, a Washington County, Kan., farm sold in three tracts for $4,504.50 per acre.
Land Sales: Highly productive cropland sells at auction for more than $4,500 per acre in Kansas.

Kansas land values, especially for highly desirable cropland, are still strong, as evidenced by the sale of about 315 acres of Washington County land sold at auction in a deal that closed Dec. 18.

The property was offered in three tracts. Tract 1 was highly tillable, productive cropland. Tract 2 was some pasture and some productive cropland, while Tract 3 was highly tillable, very productive cropland. The tracts sold together for $4,504.50 per acre. The seller was Quince Tree LLC. Farmers National Co. handled the sale.

Smith County

About 640 acres of Smith County land was sold at auction in a deal that closed Nov. 30. The land, sold in one tract, offered 363 acres of cropland and 228 acres of pasture with multiple ponds. The property sold for $1,600 per acre. The seller was the David Holle Trust. Farmers National Co. handled the sale.

Jefferson County

About 190 acres of Jefferson County land was sold in three tracts in a deal that closed Dec. 1. Tract 1 was 93 acres of highly desirable bottomland with paved access. Tract 2 was 40 acres of grass and timber, ideal for a home site or recreational area. Tract 3 was 56 acres of grass and timber, also ideal for development. The three tracts sold together for $3,154 per acre. The seller was the William Frank Augustus Trust. Farmers National Co. handled the sale.

Cheyenne County

About 160 acres of Cheyenne County land was sold in a deal that closed Dec. 1. The land included 28 acres of wheat stubble, 118 acres of land enrolled in an expiring Conservation Reserve Program contract and the balance in non-tillable acres. The property sold for $871 per acre. The sellers were Dorothy Norris, John and Elizabeth Henry, Kathy Kirkermo and Kevin Fraser. Farmers National Co. handled the sale.

Linn County

About 80 acres of Linn County land was sold by private treaty in a deal that closed Dec. 7. The property was good, productive land located on a blacktop road about 2 miles south of Prescott. The property brought $3,325 per acre. The seller was not disclosed. Farmers National Co. handled the sale.

Pratt County

About 500 acres of Pratt County land was sold at auction in a deal that closed Dec. 18. The land was sold in three tracts and included both irrigated and dryland acres, as well as some grassland. The three tracts sold together for $2,812 per acre. The seller was the John L. Carr and Peggy A. Carr Living Trust. Farmers National Co. handled the sale.

Thomas County

About 160 acres of Thomas County land was sold at auction in a deal that closed Dec. 18. The quarter-section was good-quality cropland with an excellent yield history. The farm, located about 5 miles south of Brewster, sold for $1,569 per acre. The sellers were Wanamaker and Becker. Farmers National Co. handled the sale.

Jewell County

About 260 acres of Jewell County grassland and creek bottomland sold at auction Dec. 9. The property offered abundant wildlife habitat with excellent hunting potential. The land brought $1,700 per acre. The seller was SA Holdings. Farm and Ranch Realty of Colby handled the sale.

Russell and Osborne counties

About 594 acres of land located in Russell and Osborne Counties was sold at auction Dec. 10. The land sold in four tracts. Tract 1, about 80 acres in Russell County, is mostly enrolled in Conservation Reserve Program. It sold for $1,290 per acre. Tract 2, about 274 acres of fenced pasture with a spring development and concrete stock tank, sold for $1,130 per acre.

Tract 3, about 80 acres of land in Russell County, had 51.5 acres enrolled in CRP with the balance in unfenced grass and abundant trees. It brought $980 per acre. The final tract, located in Osborne County, was 160 acres of fenced grass with two dug-out ponds. It sold for $1,230 per acre. The sellers were the Stoppel and Meier Trusts. Carr Auction and Real Estate of Larned handled the sale.

Haskell County

Three parcels of Haskell County land were sold in three private auction sales in the last quarter of 2020. One sale, 320 acres of irrigated cropland, was sold on Sept. 28. That half-section brought $2,268.75 per acre.

In a second sale, about 956 acres of irrigated land was sold on Oct. 21. That land brought $1,386,200, or $1,450 per acre. The third sale, about 927 acres of irrigated land, closed on Dec. 18. That tract sold for $1,888 per acre. The seller in all three sales was Diaden Farms. Faulkner Real Estate and Auction of Ulysses handled all three sales.

Stevens County

About 960 acres of irrigated land and two homesites were sold by private auction in Stevens County in November. The property brought $4,500 per acre. The sellers were Todd and Dena Miller. Faulkner handled the sale.

Stanton County

Two sales of Stanton County land sold by private auction in sales that closed on Oct. 22. In the first sale, 960 acres of irrigated land sold for $1,975 per acre. In the second sale, about 320 acres of land enrolled in CRP brought $1,075 per acre. The seller of both was Swede Acres LLC. Faulkner handled the sale.

Sherman County

About 800 acres of irrigated farmland, dryland cropland and pasture were sold by private auction on Dec. 8. The land brought $775 per acre. The sellers were Harding-Brunson-Dechairo LLC, LouCinda Laughlin Family Living Trust and the Mary L. McKenzie Trust. Faulkner Real Estate and Auction handled the sale.

Finney County

Two Finney County farms were sold by private auction on Dec. 31. In the first sale, about 80 acres of farmland and mineral rights sold for $1,725 per acre. The seller was the Everence Foundation Inc. In the second sale, about 80 acres of dryland cropland was sold by private auction. It brought $1,625 per acre. The seller was Ediger Revocable Trust. Faulkner handled both sales.

Texas County, Okla.

About 160 acres of dryland cropland were sold by private auction in December. The land brought $700 per acre. The sellers were Sheila M. and Mark I. Kotouc. Faulkner Real Estate and Auction of Ulysses handled the sale.

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