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Taylor County Iowa – Lenox IA
Row Crop Farm Land with Terrace and Tile and CRP Contracts In place.
Method of Sale: Online only auction with bidding open Jan 4 through Jan 11, 2024
Location: South of Lenox Iowa app 6.5 miles on N64 to intersection of 185th Road and Hwy N64. Then West on 185th Road 1 mile to intersection of Sherwood Ave and 185th Road. Farm is on the NW Corner of Interstection.
Short Legal: Twn69N, Rng33W, Sec 12, 13. Legal to govern.
Legal Description: Available upon request.
Total Acres: 230.04+/- Taxed Acres
Taxes: $5,042 (Based on 2022 tax year).
Possession: Farm is available for possession upon closing.
Closing Date: On or before February 23, 2024.
FSA Information: Total FSA Acres: 214.56+/-, FSA Tillable Acres: 197.58+/-
CRP Acres: 69.38+/- Acres enrolled in CRP paying $189.85 per acre for a total annual income of $13,171 through 2027.
Filter Strip CRP: 11.39+/- Acres enrolled paying $260.24 per acre for a total annual income of $2,903 through 2037.
Crop Ground: 116.81+/- acres currently used as Row Crop Production Acres.
DCP Crop Data: 92.70 Corn Base Acres, 16 Oats Base Acres, 8.11 Wheat Base Acres.
Soils: Mostly Nira silty clay loam, Colo-Judson-Nodaway complex, Mystic silt loam, Humeston silt loam, Adair clay loam, Dockery-Quiver silt loams, Lamoni silty clay loam, Shelby clay loam, Gara loam and others. Soil maps available.
CSR2 Rating from Surety Maps: 55.4 CSRII
Description: Endless opportunities on this farm. This farm offers 230.04+/- total acres of which 197.58+/- acres are FSA Tillable acres. Currently some of the farm is enrolled in CRP Programs with the remainder being in row crop production. There is the potential to farm all open acres upon expiration of the CRP contracts. Farm lays good and shows well. Farm has had some terrace and tile work performed. In addition to its day job, this farm plays well too. Excellent hunting and recreation with abundant deer and turkey. Bordered on the West by the East Fork of the One Hundred and Two River and on the Southern part of the farm is the Hog Branch of the One Hundred and Two River, this farm is a natural funnel for whitetail deer. Big timber on the Northwest, Crp on the side hill and Row Crop in the Creek Bottoms are a perfect combination. Make no mistake however, this farm is a producer. This is a highly tillable farm that will be an income earner for generations to come. This farm has been well cared for and is ready to continue providing for another generation.
Statement from the Owners: The current farmers on the land have been excellent stewards of the land for many years. The owners and farmers have maintained an excellent working relationship. The current farmers have expressed interest in continuing to farm the land and the current owners would highly recommend them.
Sellers have performed various conservation efforts as well as improvements over the years including but not limited to the following. This list is to serve as an example of some of the work performed. Potential buyers are encouraged to view the farms and see how well these farms have been cared for and improved.
Straightening of Hog Branch across bottom ground into 102 river
South of Hog Branch of 102 River
Several inlets and tile in old terraces to drain to river
Inlets along river to reduce washing
Double inlet and tile from Sherwood Avenue draining to river
Various amount of seep tile added over the years
North of Hog Branch of 102 River
Removal of railroad grades on east and west sides - Approx $12K
Inlets along Hog Branch to reduce washing
Seep tile on bottom draining to Hog Branch
Inlets and tile on west end of bottom draining to Hog Branch
Inlets, terraces, and seep tile along Sherwood Ave that drain to road
Extensive inlets, terraces, and seep tile on east side of ridge
Main line picks up inlets and drains all the way to Hog Branch
Main draw includes several inlets and terraces
Northwest side of ridge has lnlets and terraces.
Drain to water way which goes directly into 102 river
Northwest bottom has inlet that picks up water from terrace above the ground.
Inlet tile drains directly under old railroad right of way into 102 river.
Several strings of seep tile added to bottom in last 6 to 7 years.
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