CRP, Tillable & Recreational Farm in Clayton Co IA - 146.62 Acres


146.62 Acres / Clayton County, IA

This is a great opportunity to buy a farm with excellent hunting potential and investment qualities. The CRP contracts give this property strong annual income. The property is in an area well known for its trophy whitetail potential and this farm's hunting history includes some very impressive animals. The entire farm generates $19,858 annually from 2 CRP contracts (25.32 acres @ $240 through 9/30/2026 and 51.09 acres @ $300 through 9/30/2031). These tracts are located just a short distance South of the Turkey River and about 20 a minute drive to the Mississippi River at Guttenberg. The property also features a 50 x 56 Hay and livestock shed (built in 1983) and approximately 7 acres of newly fenced and divided pasture with multiple gates that is ready to go come Spring. The Southern end of the farm would make an awesome building site with some spectacular long views of the surrounding area.

Tract 1

This 78.66-acre tract features most of the income-producing acres (approximately 57 acres with final acreage TBD by Clayton County FSA) with top access and lots of edge habitat that will make for some great hunting opportunities for both deer and turkeys. The layout creates a spot for just about any possible wind direction and topography allows stealth entry to most areas of the parcel. Access will be by short legal easement from Marengo Rd if the tract is purchased individually. This property has an established food plot in the NE corner and could potentially have more acres added subject to FSA approval

Tract #: Tract 1

Deeded Acres: 78.66 deeded acres

FSA Farmland Acres: 63.08+/-

DCP Cropland Acres: ***129.36

Soil Types: Fayette silt loam(9-14% slopes) Fayette silty clay loam (14-18% slopes)

Soil PI/NCCPI/CSR2: CSR2 37.1

Base acres and Yield: ***Corn Base Acres 15.00/PLC Yield 137

CRP Acres/payment: TBD

Taxes: $1452/year approximately

Lease Status: Open Tenancy for 2022 crop year

Possession: Immediate possession

Survey needed?: No survey needed

Brief Legal: S1 T91N R3W in Clayton Co, IA

PIDs: 2012226004, 2001476002, 2001451004

Lat/Lon: 42.714769, -91.135341

***DCP and BAse acres are derived from a larger farm and will be reconstituted once tracts are sold.

Tract 2

This 30.41-acre parcel has a lot of features packed in for its size. Incredible views in multiple directions and 2 access locations from Marengo Road give this tract some real building site potential, whether your dream is to build a getaway cabin or your forever home. The property has approximately 19 acres of income-producing acres currently enrolled in CRP. Options exist to remove some acres subject to FSA for building or other purposes with a CRP buyout. Two nice, wooded draws on the SE part of the property should ensure lots of frequent wildlife encounters throughout the year here.

Tract #: Tract 2

Deeded Acres: 37.55 deeded acres

FSA Farmland Acres: 21.3+/-

DCP Cropland Acres: ***129.36

Soil Types: Fayette silt loam(5-9% slopes) Fayette silt loam(9-14% slopes)

Soil PI/NCCPI/CSR2: CSR2 59.3

Base acres and Yield: ***Corn Base Acres 15.00/PLC Yield 137

CRP Acres/payment: TBD

Taxes: $842/year approximately

Lease Status: Open Tenancy for 2022 crop year

Possession: Immediate possession

Survey needed?: No survey needed

Brief Legal: S12 T91N R3W in Clayton Co, IA

PIDs: 22-20-12-276-002

Lat/Lon: 42.710929, -91.135956

Tract 3

This 37.55-acre parcel is mostly wooded and can be used in a variety of ways. The small field currently enrolled in CRP located in the NW corner of the property could be a killer food plot location in the future. The 7 plus acres of newly fenced pasture could also be utilized as a food plot if livestock is not part of your plans. The 56 x 50 metal shed could be used for many things but has mostly been used for equipment storage in recent years. This tract has direct access from Marengo Road and a well is on the property if the new owner wishes to enter a shared well agreement with the seller.

Tract #: Tract 3

Deeded Acres: 37.55 deeded acres

FSA Farmland Acres: 7.26+/-

DCP Cropland Acres: ***129.36

Soil Types: Fayette silt loam(14-18% slopes) Fayette silt loam(18-25% slopes)

Soil PI/NCCPI/CSR2: CSR2 23.7

Base acres and Yield: ***Corn Base Acres 15.00/PLC Yield 137

CRP Acres/payment: TBD

Taxes: $306/year approximately

Lease Status: Open Tenancy for 2022 crop year

Possession: Immediate possession

Survey needed?: No survey needed

Brief Legal: S12 T91N R3W in Clayton Co, IA

PIDs: 22-20-12-226-005,22-20-12-227-007, 22-20-01-451-005, 22-20-12-201-002, 22-20-14-760-003

Lat/Lon: 42.710929, -91.135956

Seller's Representing Attorney:

Friedmann Law Office,

Hillary J Friedmann

510 Herder St POB 643

Guttenberg, IA 52052

(563) 329-0570

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  • If the winning bid is online, you will be immediately contacted to make arrangements for the 10% down payment and a purchase contract will be sent via DocuSign

  • High bidder has 30 days to close unless otherwise noted

  • Announcements on auction day will take precedence over any prior announcements

  • This is a no contingency sale and is not subject to financing or additional inspections

  • Possession at closing, subject to tenant’s rights, if any

  • If a survey is needed it will be done following the auction and the total purchase price will be adjusted to the surveyed acres

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Auction Location:
303 N Washington Street, Edgewood, IA 52042
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