This offering is located in Chouteau County, just thirty miles from historic Fort Benton, Montana in North Central Montana. Known as the ‘Birthplace of Montana,’ the fort is the oldest continuously occupied settlement in the state. Its location on the upper Missouri River helped the fort become an important economic center and helped fuel the development of the American West between 1860 and 1890.
This offering is comprised of 3,036.00 +/- deeded acres, across 14 tax parcels. There are 2,807.70 +/- tillable acres, per the Chouteau County Farm Service Agency. Elevation of the property runs from approximately 3,140 feet to 3,225 feet and annual rainfall for this area averages 14-15 inches per year, per the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Soils on the property are primarily made up of Scobey-Kevin clay loams with 0% to 4% slopes throughout. There are no irrigation water rights located on the property or included in the sale.
This farm asset currently has a long-term tenant in place and is being sold subject to a cash rent lease. The historical farm operation has consisted of dryland wheat using a summer fallow rotation, meaning a crop is grown every other year on these acres. There is an on-site grain store complex with two Quonsets that are used for equipment storage.
The property offers panoramic views of the surrounding area and wildlife abounds on the property, including deer, occasional elk, and multiple species of game birds.
Exact legal description to be taken from the Title Commitment.
Located in North Central Montana, the asset falls within a region known as the Golden Triangle. The triangle lies south of the Canadian border and north of Great Falls. Growers in the region produce more wheat than most other regions of the country! While other regions produce strictly winter wheat, the Golden Triangle is known for its winter and spring wheat. The long summer days and fertile soil, due in part to ash deposits from the Elkhorn Volcanics to the south, lead to exceptionally ‘hard’ wheat (high protein content) thriving in the area. The communities in the Golden Triangle largely depend on the economy that wheat and other crops provide. Couteau County, where this asset is located, is the largest wheat producing county in Montana; in fact, it was one of two counties in 2007 with the highest wheat production throughout the United States. The elevations across the Golden Triangle range from 2500 feet along the Montana Hi-Line to 6000 + feet above sea level. The area’s well-drained, rich soils make it a prime location for a premier dryland wheat farm.
From Fort Benton, MT: Travel east on Highway 80 for 7.5 miles before turning onto Clear Lake Road. Travel east on Claer Lake Road for 13.5 miles before turning left and continuing to follow Clear Lake Road. Travel 1 mile north on Clear Lake before turning right for 4 miles as Clear Lake Road bends east. At the T-Intersection, turn left and head north along Hard Rock Road for 2.5 miles and the farm will be situated on both sides of the road.
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