The farm includes 96 acres of land and another 3.5 acres with a home and other buildings
By Diego Flammini
An Iowa farm sold for more than double the per-acre price of the local county the farm is in.
The farm in Plymouth County, located at 38625 200th St., in Le Mars, includes 96.33 acres of farmland with a 92.7 CSRII rating, and another 3.67 acres of land including a home, barn and other buildings.
The farm sold for $25,000 per acre on May 27.
The average price per acre in Plymouth County in 2021 was $12,416.
“It lays just right for straight rows, doesn’t take on water from anywhere and has a teeny little bit of slope for good drainage yet no tiling needed,” the farm’s description says. “What more could you want.”
Between the farmland and the remaining acreage, the total sale of the farm topped $2.6 million.
A local family purchased the farm, said Bruce Brock, whose auction company conducted the sale.
“It’s going to a great farm family, that just lives over the hill, and they have generational ownership as well. The two sons ended up buying it actually, and the father was here to support them, and they have support from their past background. Great people, great farmers, and the farm will have a rich history going forward.” Brock said, KTIV reported.
Between 2018 and 2021, the farm had been used for a corn-soybean rotation.
And the Plymouth County FSA office shows 169 bushels per acre and 53 bushels per acre for each crop, respectively.
In terms of the farm’s soil map, most of the land is Galva silty clay loam.
Of the 96.33 acres, almost 85 acres is Galva silty clay loam with different percent slopes.
Primghar silty clay loam and Radford silty clay loam make up the remainder of the land.