Farm/Recreational/Retirement Property with Abundant Free Water.


Description

  • Never worry about water with this drought-resistant farm, steeped in history from the mid-1800s!   Current owners are only the 2nd family to live and work on this secluded property. This farm is 142.03 acres tucked away in a horseshoe bend of the Snake River.  Wide-open skies and great views of the nearby mountains.

Raise numerous crops with no worries about running short of water or paying for water rights.  The State Certified rights were Grandfathered in from the mid-1800s and allow for 4 acre-feet of water for each acre watered during the season. Three wells on the home site.  Current owners use one acre-foot per year for their alfalfa crop.

The elevation is 2100 ft. Mild winters, extended growing season, abundant water, isolation, level sandy soil, and extremely low-risk area for natural disasters all make this a highly desirable location.  This would be an ideal location to incorporate wind and solar power.  Room for livestock.

This farm has a long-standing history of good land stewardship. Each section is allowed to go fallow on a regular basis.  Cover crops, low till, and integrated pest management systems ensure the quality and health of the soil. This farm has been primarily an alfalfa hay farm for the past 14 years.  Premium quality and in high demand.   In the 2019 season, this farm produced a bumper crop of premium quality commercial produce; corn, tomatoes, peppers, herbs, cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, lettuce, onions, eggplants, beans, peas, potatoes, beets, pumpkins, squash, zucchini, cantaloupe,  honeydew, and a variety of watermelons.  In addition, there was barley and excellent quality industrial hemp.

The property is located on a dead-end road and the owners are the only full-time residents. It has over a quarter-mile of private riverfront.  Lots of recreational opportunities. The farm qualifies for two LOP tags. In 2018 owners harvested two young cow elk on the farm.  There is a healthy population of deer,  turkeys, pheasants, geese, and ducks. Year-round fishing.  Plenty of room for livestock.

The farm has a well-maintained 3  bedroom, 2 bath manufactured home. A 29 x 55 ft insulated shop, with a very efficient diesel furnace and AC, two storage sheds, new well pump & pressure tank,  all new pex pipe, a  newer metal roof, a fenced garden area, new lawn, and five mature fruit trees: Honeycrisp apple, MacIntosh apple, Asian pear, plum, and apricot.   Improvements on the home include a new energy-efficient pellet stove added in November of 2021. The reasonable rates for heating the home have dropped even lower to an average of $100 per month in the winter.

All irrigation equipment comes with the property including a custom ordered brand new 30hp lift pump, a 20hp lift pump, two 30hp pressure pumps, and nine wheel lines.

The current owner installed all of the irrigation systems.

For more details, pictures of the home and farm, videos, property overview, taxes, recreational opportunities, etc. please check out our website.

https://drought-resistantfarmforsalewi.godaddysites.com/

Terms are Cash, $3,350,000, or owners will carry the contract with half down.


Owner’s Short Term Vision for the Property

Finding someone who understands how unique this property is.


Owner’s Long Term Vision for the Property

Finding the right buyer for this unique once in a lifetime Farm. We hope the next owner will continue our tradition of good land stewardship. We are willing to offer support and advice to new owners. We have over 50 years of experience in farming. Third generation farmer.


Current Use

Industrial Hemp, alfalfa hay, barley, and produce.


Available Water / Irrigation

Free water rights from the Snake River for 142 acres. State Certificate of Water Rights allowed for this farm is up to 4-acre feet of water per acre irrigated during the season.
Irrigation is allowed from March 1st-Sept 31st.


Soil Type / Quality

Excellent soil. sandy


Buildings and Structures Available for Farm Use

29 x 55 ft, three bay shop with heat and air. Two sheds.


Farm Equipment Available for Use, Sale or Lease

All irrigation equipment. 9 wheel lines with hoses. A 20hp lift pump and two 30hp pressure pumps. Also includes a brand new custom ordered 30hp lift pump.
Current owners installed all of the buried pipe & new systems. It had been all siphon tubes and flood irrigation.

Once the owner has moved to their mini-retirement farm; their hay hauling semi with the 48 ft drop deck trailer will be available for purchase.


Any Restrictions That Could Limit Agricultural Production

No restrictions.


What are you doing as a landholder to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for everyone on your land and in your community?

During these trying times, we are following standard Covid Protocol for ourselves and any visitors to our farm. We enjoy giving visitors a tour of our farm and answering questions.


Locations of land listings on map are not necessarily exact. Many are located on the nearest town or city.
County: Malheur

Farm Basics

Total Acreage: 142.04

Acreage Available to Landseeker: 142.04

Date Property is Available: February 2, 2022

Possible Business Arrangements: Sale of Land

Lease Rate / Price: 3,350,000

Date when this listing was created: October 9, 2019

Farming Practices

Current Farming Practices: Conventional

Farming Practices Allowed: Conventional

Agriculture Types Suitable: Beans, Bees, Fiber Animals, Flowers, Goats, Grain, Hay, Herbs, Orchard/Fruit, Vegetables, Other

Farm Details

Housing Available? Yes

Water Available? Yes

Property Fenced? No

Land Holder Interested in Mentoring Land Seeker? No


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