Land Sale of the Week: $19,000/a in Southwest Minnesota

December 24, 2015 08:56 AM
Land Sale of the Week: $19,000/a in Southwest Minnesota

Mike Walsten

The land buying fever seen in Lyon Co., Iowa, in far northwest Iowa spilt over into Minnesota Dec. 17 when a high-quality farm sold for $19,000 an acre. The 80-acre farm, located east of Hills in Rock County, featured a CER (Crop Equivalent Rating) of 96.2 with 100 equal to maximum.

Handling the auction was Keith Elbers, Elbers Auction Service, Hills, MN., 507-962-3433 along with Clark Ahders, Rock Rapids, Iowa, 712-475-3993.

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Old S.W. Mn. Farmer
Worthington, MN
12/29/2015 04:21 PM

  Jack, Mitchell S. D. Have not heard much of Fagen but Sonstegard is well know in these parts,very good for sellers/VERY BAD for the family like myself that wishes to pass the land on to family,taxes in Nobles Co. have gotten outrageously high,couple that with the high inputs and lousy grain prices and we have the makings of a disaster for some??? You probably have not heard over your way but New Fashion Pork,Jackson Mn. is starting to compete with Sonstegard for high quality land. We just had a dairy buy a qtr. sec. this fall,private treaty,which is unusual,also had a half sec. by me go for $335 cash rent for the 2015 crop yr. so yes we do have some aggressive operators yet that apparently feel it will get better??Like all things farming,ya can't just be in for the high times!!!!!

mora, MN
12/24/2015 10:09 AM

  Fools are soon parted with their money! Congrats to the people selling!

Excelsior springs, MO
12/24/2015 11:58 AM

  I agree Mitchell, SD. There could have been a big house and buildings or even a bunch of grain storage yet this article tells us nothing. Useless


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