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Reputation Farm, Well Maintained, Efficient Producer, Value!

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This nearly 16,200 acre farm/ranch is one of the best, well maintained, producing farms you will have the privilege of viewing. This mostly contiguous farm has good soils, impressive improvements, with crop history to back it up. Just an honest, straight up, reputation farm/ranch that is reasonably priced. Consists of 12,747 deeded ac., 10,233 ac. cropland, & 601 ac. St/lease, for a total of 10,834 acres of Crop Ground. 1,191 ac. of excellent CRP (fall 2018) with a $34,750 payment adds future organic farming options. Do the math. The value is there!
Pride of ownership is immediately evident as you drive into the clean, well-kept farmstead. Nearly 2.2 million dollars of excellent improvements are well positioned and appropriate for an operation of this size and caliber.  Most of the improvements were constructed within the last 8 years. Farm has 280,000 bu. of grain storage positioned throughout the farm, most w/hopper bottoms and all with high end aeration systems. An additional 100,000 bushels of storage is available in 60’x 150’ Zipperlock Building, well situated with a 45’ x 63’ metal utility shop and Fertilizer Hopper bins with 450 tons of capacity.
A large 12,000 sq. ft. metal shop is the center piece of the farmstead. Recently built, this 80’ x 150’ Behlen building is energy efficient, well lighted, with its own large office, bathroom w/shower and mudroom area, elevated parts decks, its own RO system, security system, and a heated floor. Huge 30’ wide by 24’ high doors allow entry for large tractors w/air drill attached!
Adjacent to the main shop is fuel storage with one 11,000 gallon farm diesel tank, one 2,300 gallon gas tank, and one 2,300 gallon road diesel tank, all in a concrete containment structure. An additional new, off farmstead 24’ x 32’ metal storage building used for chemicals and other storage round out the improvements.
Crops currently grown include Spring Wheat, Winter Wheat, Lentils, Peas, and Hay. CRP out in 2017 and 2018 allows for Organic Farming as an option!
Adjoining the farm is the main grazing unit consisting of nearly 3,800+/- total acres of excellent grazing. Grazing unit is well watered with a spring fed creek running the length of the pastures combined with a new, “state of the art” watering system used as supplemental source for livestock. Pasture is well fenced with over 4 miles of new fence in place with an additional 3 miles of fence scheduled to be built as part of new highway construction in 2018. Pasture includes 1,400+/- acres deeded ground of which 527 acres are tame grass, 2,050+/- acres of BLM, 340 acres State lease and provides summer grazing for 170 to 200 pairs with grass left over. Additional smaller pastures within the farm unit are used as breeding pastures and fall grazing and adds carrying capacity.    Property includes over 12 miles of new fence plus several miles of existing fence.

Farmstead includes a Modern Ranch Style residence with over 4,000 sq. ft. of comfortable living space. This 4 bdrm/3 full bath owner’s residence has an open style kitchen/dining + living room floor plan, built-in appliances, energy efficient forced air heating/cooling with heat pump, heated floors, RO system, new southwest style steel shingle roof, office, pantry, mudroom, sundeck, columned entryway, attached garage, and views of the Little Rockies. Completing the homesite is a solar heated greenhouse adjacent to the residence.
Additional benefits include hunting opportunities for Upland Birds, Whitetail and Mule deer, Antelope, and Canadian Geese. Fish at nearby Nelson Reservoir or Fort Peck Lake, site of the Montana Governor’s Cup!
Private, yet located minutes from the county seat of Malta, Montana with its local Airport, Amtrak, Hospital, Senior Living, excellent Schools, Parks, Museums, Restaurants, Shopping, and Friendly Inhabitants.  Property is mostly contiguous, 15 miles long by 8 miles wide, and has excellent access from several county roads and two paved highways. Leaseback possible.  Excellent depreciation benefits. Reasonably priced at $11,875,000 and one of The Best Values on the market today!

Acreage Breakdown Summary: Wagner Bench Farm

Total acres – 16,171+/-
12,747 Deeded acres
2,112 BLM acres
1,312 State/MT leases

Total Deeded acres – 12,747
10,233 Cropland
527 Tame grass (gz unit)
1,288 Native grass (873 ac native grass in Gz unit-415 gz acres in farm units)
699 Balance misc. grass/habitat (180 ac. easily fenced in with gz unit?)

Total Deeded Cropland acres – 10,233
8,246 Crop
1,191 CRP – 2018 Pymt. $34,750 (Future Organic Farming options!)
796 Hay (CRP out in Sept. 2017) intent is to be hayed in 2018, farmed in 2019.

State/MT leases – 1,312 acres
601 Crop land
711 Gz
Grazing Unit: Approx. 3790+/- total acres.
1,400+ acres deeded of which 527 is tame grass.
2,050 ac/BLM
Approx. 340 acres St./MT lease.

Taxes – $40,000
Shown by appointment only.

Electronic Brochure available.  Leaseback possible.

For more information contact:
Eliot Strommen – associate
Jordan Land Management, LLC
Box 1, Vandalia, MT 59273
Ph. 406-367-5213 * 406-263-1095 (cell) * JLM office ph. 406-598-4332

E-mail address: eliotrealestate@nemont.net

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