We have available for acquisition a large, high yielding dryland wheat farm. This exclusive opportunity lies near the town of Athena, in North-East Oregon. The area's combination of ideal elevation, high precipitation, gentle slopes, and rich soil makes a prime location for a premier dryland wheat farm.
This collective farm consists of 24 tax parcels making up 13 separate, but closely situated, high-quality farms that are being sold as a single asset only. Per the Umatilla County Assessor, there are 2128.08 +/- total deeded acres included in this farm and per the Farm Service Agency, 2097.61 of those deeded acres are shown as tillable cropland. 21 of the total 24 parcels lie within the boundaries of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) with those 21 parcels totaling 1745.07 +/- deeded acres. All acres located on the tribal ground are owned fee simple and able to be transferred via traditional deed to a new owner.
Elevation of the property primarily lies in the 1500 foot to 2100 foot zone and annual rainfall for this area averages 22+ inches per year, per the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Soils on the property are primarily made up of Athena Silt Loam with 1% to 7% slopes throughout. There are no irrigation water rights located on the property or included in the sale.
Per the CTUIR and the Umatilla County Planning Department, the zoning of the property is Ag-1 with a 159-acre minimum parcel size for parcels located on tribal lands and EFU, 160-acre minimum parcel size for parcels outside tribal boundaries. There is a single farmstead, including a home and miscellaneous outbuildings included with the sale. The physical address of the home is 77703 Degraw Rd, Weston, OR 97886 and the Umatilla County Assessor reports that the 1,447 square-foot home was built in 1926 and has 5 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. There is also a 1,696 square-foot machine shed on the site that was constructed in 1953.
This farm asset currently has a long term tenant in place and is being sold subject to a crop share lease. The historical farm operation has consisted of a summer fallow and annual crop program with a small grain rotation. The high precipitation and quality soil in the area supports a high percentage of planted crop rotation under typical farming conditions. Historical yields have primarily been 90 – 100+ bushels per acre for fall wheat crops across the multiple farms.
The property offers panoramic views of the surrounding area and the Blue Mountains to the east, and wildlife abounds on the property, including deer, occasional elk, and multiple species of game birds.
The property is accessed via paved and gravel, county-maintained roads.
For more information and to request the full information package, please contact Adam C Woiblet: 509-520-6117 or email@example.com
From Walla Walla, Washington drive South on HWY 11 towards Milton Freewater, Oregon. Take the OR-204 exit towards Weston/Elgin. Turn left onto N Water Street. Turn right onto Country 675 R.
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