SEALED BID AUCTION - DIAMOND FARM - IRRIGATED FARM ASSET FOR SALE
Located in the picturesque Baker Valley, this irrigated farm asset is comprised of 929.77 +/- deeded acres near Baker City, Oregon. Baker City was the first town to be established along the Oregon Trail in the northeastern portion of the state. Due to ample water and rich soils throughout the region, this area is known to produce a wide variety of crops including grass seed, alfalfa, wheat, and some vegetables, including potatoes.
There are 836.16 tillable acres per the Baker County Farm Service Agency. The farm is currently under a lease through 2023 to a local producer 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 crop grown on this farm has been alfalfa hay and grass seed with a wheat rotation as necessary for pest control. The tenant is responsible for all farming costs, including water assessments and pumping costs; the landowner pays all property taxes.
Water rights are primarily served via surface water from the Baker Valley Irrigation District with the secondary source being groundwater rights pumped from two wells located on the property. Irrigation water is delivered via a series of canals and then pumped, via a farm-owned pressurized pumping station, to a series of mainlines. The water is then distributed to the crops via pivots, wheel lines, and handlines.
Per the Baker County Planning Department, the property is zoned ‘Exclusive Farm Use’. Structures on the farm consist of an 11,236 +/- square foot potato storage building, 2,160 +/- square foot general purpose building, and various utility buildings, and all are included in the sale of the property.
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