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FARMLAND SALE: The Washington County land sold at public auction on Oct. 12 in four tracts.

Washington County farmland sells for $4,871 per acre

October auction sees tracts of farmland, plus a farmstead site and barns, bring strong bids.

An exceptional property in Washington County was sold at public auction Oct. 12. The land was sold in four tracts to help maximize the price. Tracts 1 and 2 were sold individually, then added together to determine a starting bid for the combination of tracts.

Tract 1, about 187 acres, had 176 acres of nearly flat, crete silty clay loam soils. Tract 2 was about 7 acres of farmstead site with two barns, a mental machine shed, rural water and electricity, and a small pasture. The broker noted that it is an excellent site for building a home. The two tracts together brought $945,000 or $4,871 per acre.

Tract 4 was about 80 acres, with 56 acres in cropland, 22 acres in pasture and about 2 acres in waterways. The tract is set up as a diversity cattle and grain tract with good fences and water. That land brought $230,000, or $2,875 per acre.

Dittbrenner Farms was the seller. Midwest Land and Home of Washington handled the sale.

In another Washington County auction, also on Oct. 12, about 241 acres of land was sold in two tracts.

Tract 1, about 159 acres with 108 in production and the balance in pasture, ponds and wildlife habitat, brought $3,125 per acre. Tract 2 was about 90 acres, with 80.5 acres in cropland and the balance in pasture, pond and wildlife habitat. That parcel brought $2,750 per acre.

The sellers on that property were the heirs of Charles Stoker. Midwest Land and Home handled the sale.

Russell County

About 157 acres of Russell County cropland was sold by private treaty in October. Most of the land — 138 acres — is enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program expiring in 2021 with another 7 acres in CRP that expires in 2019. The remainder of the land is in non-crop use.

The property brought $1,102 per acre. The seller was not disclosed. Farmers National Co. handled the sale.

Labette County

About 528 acres of Labette County land was sold by private treaty in September. The land was 82% tillable with good Class II and III soils. The property was sold in four tracts. Tract 1, about 139 acres, has 109 acres of good upland farmground and about 30 acres of good pasture with five-wire fence and pond. That tract also has gravel road access on three sides.

Tract 2, about 110 acres of tillable land plus another 40 acres of wood hunting land along a quarter-mile of Labette Creek, has gravel road on two sides.

Tract 3, about 145 acres of good, open cropland, is 92% tillable. Tract 4 is about 73 acres of cropland that is 95% tillable.

The four tracts sold for a total of $1,452,000, about $2,750 per acre. The seller was not disclosed. Farmers National Co. handled the sale.

Thomas County

About 640 acres of Thomas County land was sold at auction on Aug. 27 in a deal that closed in October.

The full, continuous section of cropland features productive Class II and III soils. The property sold for $1,450 per acre.

The seller was the Diane D. Graham 2003 Trust. Farmers National Co. handled the sale.

Morton County

About 160 acres of farmland enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program was sold by private auction in October.

The land brought $700 per acre. The seller was the Judy K. O’Bryan Living Trust. Faulkner Real Estate and Auction of Larned handled the sale.

Cimarron County, Okla.

About 240 acres of farmland was sold by private auction in October.

The dryland farm ground brought $1,300 per acre. The seller was the Goldberry Trust. Faulkner handled the sale.

Cheyenne County, Colo.

About 640 acres of cropland in Cheyenne County, Colo., was sold at auction on Oct. 8. The good quality cropland has been farmed in a 1/3-1/3-1/3 rotation of wheat, milo and summer fallow.

The land brought $1,400 per acre. The seller was Knop Land LLC. Farm and Ranch Realty of Colby handled the sale.

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