100-acre Iowa farm sells for $2.6M at public sale | Agriculture

LE MARS, Iowa — A farm in Plymouth County offered for $25,000 an acre on Friday, a value greater than two times as top as the common within the county. 

Bruce R. Brock, whose Brock Public sale Corporate carried out the sale, stated the land — about 96.33 acres of farmland and a three.67-acre farm position at 38625 2 hundredth St., a gravel highway about 5 miles southeast of Le Mars — offered for a complete of greater than $2.6 million. 

Bruce Brock


The patrons are neighbors to the north of the farm, who Brock described as “an ideal farm circle of relatives.” 

The land, which Brock described as top of the range, used to be market it following the demise of Eilene L. Rolling, the landlord of the farm. Rolling’s husband had died a number of years previous. The circle of relatives had owned the land for many years. 

“I believe it used to be an excellent farm, no query about it,” Brock stated in a telephone name Sunday. “It had so much going for it, it did not tackle any water from any one else, there used to be only a teeny little little bit of slope to it, in order that the water tired neatly off it. It used to be top-quality soil, in a excellent, top state of productiveness.” 

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(As a description of the farm on Brock’s public sale web site put it, “What extra may just you need.”) 

The public sale used to be attended by way of greater than 100 folks, Brock stated. 

The cost used to be neatly above moderate farmland values in Plymouth County or any place else within the state. As of 2021, a median acre of farmland in Plymouth County used to be valued at round $12,416 — a 31.4 p.c build up from the 12 months prior, in step with Iowa State College knowledge. That determine used to be the fourth-highest within the state, at the back of handiest Sioux, O’Brien and Lyon counties.

Farmland in Northwest Iowa is in most cases the richest and most useful within the state.  

Statewide, farmland values have been up a median of 29 p.c ultimate 12 months, in step with ISU knowledge. Costs are more likely to build up additional this 12 months, because the struggle in Ukraine constricts international grain provides, riding up farm revenues and the worth of land. 

“Closing 12 months, and the ultimate couple months in 2020, we offered $78 million price of land, and it simply frequently went up and up and up and up and up,” stated Brock, who predicted that farm costs are more likely to proceed on their “up” trail, with a imaginable “retracement or two for a brief time period.” 

“Then the land will come again sturdy. It is a excellent funding, there is not any query about it,” he added. “There is a large number of pastime, we get a number of calls every week from folks in search of farmland, of every kind.”