SEALED BIDS DUE BY NOVEMBER 30TH, 2022 AT 4PM (PT)
Including 520.88 Tillable Acres M/L
Located in the highly productive Treasure Valley, this irrigated farm asset is comprised of 663.90 +/- deeded acres near Weiser, Idaho in the southwestern portion of the state. Approximately half of the land in the valley is irrigated, primarily through an extensive series of canals originating from the Snake River. The agriculture sector is a fundamental part of Idaho’s economy, communities, and way of life.
There are 520.88 tillable acres per the Washington County Farm Service Agency. The tillable acres are currently under a lease through 2023 to a local farmer who pays annual cash rent. The farm has historically been farmed under an annual crop rotation, using typical farming practices for the area. The primary crops grown on this farm have included alfalfa, corn, and wheat with an occasional vegetable crop such as potatoes. The tenant is responsible for all farming costs, including utilities and pumping costs; the landowner pays all property taxes.
Water rights are served via surface water from the Buttermilk Slough and Lower Payette Ditch Company. Irrigation water is pumped via a farm-owned pumping station to a mainline, which then distributes the water to the individual pivot systems and wheel lines that cover the corners of the farm.
Structures, included in the sale, consist of a 3,800 +/- square foot Quonset shop and 4 grain bins. The grain bins are currently used for miscellaneous storage by the tenant. The farm sits atop a plateau that overlooks the surrounding valley and provides magnificent views; a future homestead could be built onsite, subject to Washington County’s approval. Per the Washington County Planning & Zoning Department, the property is in an ‘A1 Agricultural Zone.’ Parcels must be 1 acre or 20 acres or greater, anything between 1-19 acres are non-conforming lot sizes.
Access to the data room containing full information on the leases, buildings, etc. will be granted upon execution of a Non-Disclosure Agreement.
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