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Some Kansas farmland is topping $4,000 an acre

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LAND SALES: Farmland values in Kansas continue to rise, with some productive cropland in Smith County topping $4,500 per acre. Land close to hardtop roads — like the land shown here, or near population centers — is going for significantly more as well.
Quarterly Land Sales: Farmland values continue to rise in some counties.

Kansas land values, especially for highly desirable cropland, continue to rise, as evidenced by the sale of about 160 acres of Smith County land sold at auction July 13.

The quarter section of cropland, southeast of Smith Center, had been planted to wheat, sorghum and summer fallow. The parcel sold for $4,500 per acre. The seller was the Redetzke family. Farm & Ranch Realty, Colby, handled the sale.

CLOUD COUNTY

About 320 acres of Cloud County land was sold at auction July 14. The land sold in two tracts. Tract 1 consisted of 160 acres of cropland with wheat, sorghum and soybean base yields. Tract 2, also 160 acres, was partial grass acres as well as crop acres. Tract 1 sold for $4,300 per acre, and Tract 2 sold for $3,700 per acre. The seller was the Cecelia T. Deneault Trust. Farm & Ranch Realty handled the sale.

PRATT COUNTY

About 320 acres of Pratt County land was sold in three tracts at auction July 15. All four tracts, were near Cairo and were contiguous. Tract 1 was 95 acres of dryland with grain sorghum and oats base yields. Tract 2 was 95 acres of combined dryland and irrigated acres, with a grain sorghum and oats base yield. Tract 3 was 120 acres of grassland. The land included two wind towers as well. Tract 1 sold for $2,150 per acre. Tract 2 sold for $2,450 per acre. Tract 3 sold for $1,650 per acre. The seller was the Darrel and Nancy Brant Farm. Farm & Ranch Realty handled the sale.

RAWLINS COUNTY

About 480 acres of Rawlins County cropland was sold at auction May 26. The three tracts, each 160 flat, dryland acres, were all north of Levant, with production history of wheat and corn. Tract 1 sold for $3,900 per acre. Tract 2 sold for $3,700 per acre. And Tract 3 sold for $3,800 per acre. The sellers were the Maley family. Farm & Ranch Realty handled the sale.

CHEYENNE COUNTY, COLO.

About 670 acres of crop land in Cheyenne County, Colo., 3.5 miles west of the Colorado-Kansas state line, was sold at auction May 24. The full section was in wheat stubble, with millet and sorghum stalks. It sold for $1,220 per acre. The seller was the Millennium Trust. Farm & Ranch Realty handled the sale.

LANE AND GOVE COUNTIES

About 480 acres of crop and grassland in Lane and Gove counties sold at auction May 10. Tract 1, near Alamota in Lane County, was a mix of wheat acres and grassland, and sold for $1,550 per acre. Tract 2, near Healey in Gove County, was planted to wheat and included a hunting draw. It sold for $1,900 per acre . The sellers were Smokey Hill Ranch and Malcolm Bryant. Farm & Ranch Realty handled the sale.

WICHITA AND GREELEY COUNTIES

About 800 acres of excellent wheat ground in Wichita and Greeley counties sold at auction May 3. Tract 1 was 156 acres of standing wheat and sorghum stalks with highway access in Wichita County that sold for $2,700 per acre. Tract 2, 320 acres, also in Wichita County, had county road access on the east side with wheat stubble and sorghum stalks and sold for $2,750 per acre. Tract 3, in Greeley County, was 320 acres, only 1 mile from the highway with trail road access and 80 acres of growing wheat, and it sold for $1,900 per acre. The seller was the Ethel Abel Estate. Farm & Ranch Realty handled the sale.

SEDGWICK COUNTY

About 135 acres of Sedgwick County cropland and pasture acres sold at auction May 19. The property, offered in three smaller tracts was just south of Haysville and represented an excellent investment opportunity. The three tracts together brought $1.25 million. The seller was not disclosed. Farmers National Co. handled the sale.

KINGMAN COUNTY

About 344 acres of cropland in three tracts in Kingman County near Cheney sold at auction May 20. Tract 1 included surface and producing mineral interests. All three tracts were easily accessible by county hard-surfaced roads. The three tracts sold for $1.3 million. The seller was not disclosed. Farmers National Co. handled the sale.

PAWNEE COUNTY

About 640 acres of Pawnee County cropland and grassland sold for $1,400 per acre at auction July 26. The seller was Fli-Tek Consulting Inc. Carr Auction and Real Estate Inc., Larned, handled the sale.

RICE COUNTY

A 117-acre Rice County farmstead with cropland and pastureland sold at auction June 1. The property, near Lyons, brought a total of $530,000. The sellers were Kenny and Judy Malone. Carr Auction and Real Estate handled the sale.

 

 

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