Recent Farmland Sales

Per Acre Prices (Progressive Farmer image by Progressive Farmer)

ILLINOIS, Marion County. Three tracts totaling 240 acres sold at auction for $950,000. The land included 148 tillable acres, oil income, 83 wooded acres and hunting tracts. Soils were a mix of Cisne-Huey and Hoyleton-Darmstadt silt loams. The property held base acres in wheat, corn, grain sorghum and soybeans. Average per-acre price across the property was $3,958. Contact: Brad Horrall, Schrader Real Estate and Auction Co. Inc.; 800-451-2709;

KANSAS, Cheyenne County. Four tracts of cropland and CRP acreage totaling 630 acres sold at absolute auction for $839,500, or $1,333 per acre. The land included 141 CRP acres, with contracts in place until September 2022. Cropland held bases in wheat, corn, grain sorghum and soybeans. Contact: Donald Hazlett, Farm and Ranch Realty Inc.;; 800-247-7863;

KENTUCKY, Daviess County. A total of 175 acres, including creek bottoms, hill cropland and wooded acres, sold in nine tracts at auction for $1.36 million, or $7,762 per acre. Tract prices ranged from as much as $12,200 to $5,000 per acre. The larger, pure cropland area sold in the $6,000- to $6,700-per-acre range. There were no structures or improvements. Six area farmers and investors were the buyers. Contact: Amy Whistle, Kurtz Auction and Realty;; 800-264-1204;

McLean County. Three noncontiguous tracts totaling 164 acres sold at auction for $1.15 million, or about $7,042 per acre. One 90-acre tract of almost all flat to gently rolling cropland sold for $7,600 per acre. Area farmers were the buyers. Contact: Joseph Mills, Kurtz Auction and Realty;; 800-264-1204;

NORTH DAKOTA, Logan County. Crop and pasture totaling 516 acres sold at auction for $1.05 million, or $2,038 per acre. The farm was divided into four tracts and included cropland with an average Soil Productivity Index (SPI) of 73 and up and 140 acres with a SPI of over 92. Tract prices ranged from $800 per acre to $3,035. The crop was subject to a lease at time of purchase. The property included a farmstead and outbuildings. Contact: Darin Peterson, Pifer's Land Auctions;mailto:///…; 701-220-5396;

MISSOURI, Clinton County. Property totaling 3,271 acres, of which 2,600 were tillable acres, sold for a total price of $10.5 million. The farm was comprised predominantly of Grundy Silty Clay Loam soils and sold to an investor. Average per-acre price was $3,210. Contact: Dirk Talley,; Show-Me Real Estate; 816-532-6101;

OHIO, Preble County. A 107-acre livestock farm sold in a private sale in three tracts for a total price of $540,000, or about $5,046 per acre. The farm was located along Twin Creek and included productive farmland, farmhouse, cattle barn and pasture. Contact: Craig Springmier, Halderman Real Estate and Farm Management;; 937-533-7126;

OKLAHOMA, Grant County. The Roberts Family Trust auction brought 160 acres of cropland to market, selling for $180,000, or $1,125 per acre. The land held a 144.08-acre wheat base, with a 36-bushel-per-acre yield. The farm had good road access and older improvements, including a waterway. Contact: Troy Lippard, Lippard Auctioneers Inc.;; 580-747-6747;

These sales figures are provided by the sources and may not be exact because of rounding.

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