Here is a rare opportunity to buy a working, Pacific Northwest grain farm in the one of the top wheat producing counties in the country! This rolling, dryland wheat and CRP farm lies approximately 10 miles South of LaCrosse, WA, in southeast Washington State. The physical location of the farm is on Little Goose Dam Road near Hay, WA.
This asset consists of five tax parcels, and per the Whitman County Assessor, there are 1023.00 +/- total deeded acres included in the sale. The Whitman County Farm Service Agency shows total farmland as 1053.7 acres with 1015.0 acres as cropland. Currently, there are two CRP contracts in force, through September 30, 2021, that cover 112.88 tillable acres with an annual payment of $8,622.00. Applications for new 10 year CRP contracts covering these same acres are in progress. This leaves 902.1 acres of cropland currently in summer fallow rotation, wheat production.
The farm is currently leased to a local farmer under a 1/3 – 2/3 crop share lease through harvest 2023. Under this lease, the Landlord receives 1/3 of the crop when delivered to the elevator, pays 20% of the fertilizer used in growing the crop and pays all of the real estate taxes on the property each year. The crop rotation consists of dryland wheat production using a summer fallow rotation, meaning a crop is grown every other year on each acre by having approximately 50% of the farm in production on any given year. The FSA shows a PLC yield of 71 bushels per acre for wheat with a base acreage of 765.5. Actual APH production records show an average annual yield, since 2011, of 82.4 bushels per acre for winter wheat crops.
Elevation of the property runs from approximately 1,300 feet to 1,600 feet, and annual rainfall for this area averages thirteen to fourteen inches per year, per the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Soils on the property are primarily made up of Walla Walla silt loam with 7% to 40% slopes throughout. There are no irrigation water rights located on the property or included in the sale.
Per Whitman County Planning Department, the zoning of the property is Agricultural District. There are no significant structures included with the sale; however, a home could be built atop one of the many ridges subject to Whitman County approval. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
From Walla Walla, Washington, head Northwest on HWY 12, towards Dayton. Continue North on HWY 12 until you see the Exit for HWY 127, turn left. Continue North on HWY 127 until you see the Exit for Hay. Property will be located just Southwest of Hay.
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