Excellent irrigated farm in southwestern Logan County near Merino, CO. Irrigation supply comes from 12 shares of the South Platte Ditch Company and 1 irrigation well augmented by Logan Well Users Group. In addition to having an abundant water supply, level terrain and mostly Class II soils, this highly productive property is situated in an area with high demand for feed. Nestled between the Prewitt Reservoir and South Platte River, the property is well suited for hunting with high populations of geese and other waterfowl as well as mule and whitetail deer.
- Logan County, CO
- Online-Only Auction
- Bidding Opens: Wednesday, October 6 at 8 AM
- Bidding Closes: Thursday, October 7 at 12 noon
- Starting Bid: $1,000,000
- 213± Acres Sprinkler Irrigated (Lateral Sprinkler)
- 4± Acres Flood Irrigated
- 12 shares of South Platte Ditch Company
- 1 Irrigation Well #19900-R-R (Case No. W-1762) augmented by Logan Well Users Group
- Seller to convey all OWNED mineral rights
- Possession after cattle are removed from corn stalks in 2022
- Level cropland with mostly Class II soils
- Great hunting potential situated between the Prewitt Reservoir and South Platte River
- Listing #212206
Property DetailsColor Brochure Detail Brochure Bidder Approval Request
232.2± total ac near Merino, CO. Water supply includes 12 shares of S. Platte Ditch Co. and one well in Logan Well Users Group. A lateral T-L sprinkler irrigates 213± ac. Excellent soils in a productive area! R/E Taxes: $3,382.56 (2020). FSA: 160.3 acres of corn base w/ 164 bu PLC yield. Legal: Part of the E1/2 of Section 35, T6N-R54W.
Starting Bid: $1,000,000
OVERVIEW: Opportunity to acquire irrigated land in a productive area near Merino, CO where land rarely trades hands. Excellent water supply with South Platte Ditch and high producing irrigation well.
ONLINE BIDDING PROCEDURE: The Merino Irrigated Property will be offered for sale as one parcel. BIDDING WILL BE ONLINE ONLY. Bidding will begin @ 8:00 am MT on October 6, 2021. The auction will “soft close” @ 12:00 noon, MT on October 7, 2021. Bidding remains open on all parcels as long as there is continued bidding. Bidding will close when 5 minutes have passed with no new bids. Bidders may bid at any time before bidding closes.
To bid at the online auction:
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2. Your registration must be approved by Reck Agri Realty & Auction before you may bid. See Bidder Requirements below.
3. If you have questions regarding the bidding process and/or registration, call Reck Agri Realty & Auction at 970-522-7770.
BIDDER REQUIREMENTS: Requirements for Buyer(s) to be approved to bid online: 1.) Review and agree to the terms and conditions of the detail brochure; 2.) Provide Reck Agri Realty & Auction verification of available funds to purchase the property and/or bank loan approval letter with no contingencies; and 3.) Sign and return to Reck Agri Realty & Auction the Bidder Approval Request form. Reck Agri Realty & Auction reserves the right to refuse registration to bid and/or bids from any bidder. Bidding increments are at the discretion of the Broker. Detail Brochure may be obtained by visiting Merino Irrigated Land Auction property page at www.reckagri.com or by calling Reck Agri Realty & Auction.
SALE TERMS/PROCEDURE: The “MERINO IRRIGATED LAND AUCTION” with RESERVE is an online only auction with RESERVE. The Merino Irrigated property to be offered as one parcel. Competitive bids will determine the outcome of the auction. Seller reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids. Seller agrees not to accept and negotiate any contracts to purchase prior to auction date. Bids will be taken for total purchase price not price per acre.
SIGNING OF PURCHASE CONTRACT: Immediately following the closing of the auction, the highest bidder(s) will sign Brokerage Disclosure and will enter into and sign a Contract to Buy and Sell Real Estate (Land) for the amount of the bid. Required earnest money deposit to be in the form of a personal, business, or corporate check for 15% of the purchase price which is due upon the signing of the contract and to be deposited with Reck Agri Realty & Auction. Purchase contract will not be contingent upon financing. Terms and conditions of the detail brochure and announcements shall be incorporated and made a part of the contract. Sample contract is available within the detail brochure.
CLOSING: Buyer(s) shall pay in good funds, the balance of purchase price plus their respective closing costs, and sign and complete all customary or required documents at closing, which is on or before November 19, 2021. Closing to be conducted by Northeast Colorado Title Company and the closing service fee to be split 50-50 between Seller and Buyer(s).
TITLE: Seller to pass title by Warranty Deed free and clear of all liens. Title Insurance to be used as evidence of marketable title and cost of the premium to be split 50-50 between Seller and Buyer(s). The Buyer(s) to receive a TBD title commitment within detail brochure, updated title commitment with Buyer(s) name, lender, purchase price, and all supplements and additions thereto after auction, and an owner’s title insurance policy in an amount equal to the Purchase Price after closing. Property to be sold subject to existing roads and highways; established easements and rights-of-way; prior mineral reservations; and other matters affected by title documents shown within the title commitment; and zoning, building, subdivision, and other restrictions and regulations of record. Title commitments are available for review within the detail brochure and title commitment and exceptions will be incorporated and made a part of the Contract to Buy and Sell Real Estate (Land).
POSSESSION: Possession of farmland upon closing subject to 2021 farm lease with the right for tenant to graze corn stalks until March 1, 2022.
LEASE: Existing farm lease for the 2021 crop season. Seller to retain cash lease payment. No farm lease for the 2022 crop season.
PROPERTY CONDITION: The prospective Buyer(s) should verify all information contained herein. All prospective bidders are urged to fully inspect the property, its condition, and to rely on their own conclusions and the property is being sold AS ISWHERE IS, without warranty, representation or recourse to Seller.
WATER RIGHTS & EQUIPMENT: Seller to convey all water wells and equipment, well permits, all water, water rights, all ditch rights, lateral rights and conveyance canal rights, and all easements and rights-of-way associated with said water rights, and all irrigation wells appurtenant to the property, including but not limited to the following: 12 Capital stock shares of South Platte Ditch Company; and irrigation Well Permit #19900-R-R adjudicated in Water Court Case #W-1762 and it’s augmentation rights within the Logan Well Users Group. The water rights are subject to the rules, regulations, and limitations of the Colorado Department of Water Resources and the South Platte Ditch Company. Water rights and the irrigation equipment is being sold AS IS-WHERE IS without warranty or guarantee of any water right matters, adequacy and/or delivery of ditch water and stream flows, and pumping rates/adequacy of pumps and condition of all irrigation equipment. Irrigation equipment to include irrigation well and pump, T&L lateral pivot, and gated pipe.
FSA DETERMINATION: FSA base acres and yields to pass with the Parcels as designated within the detail brochure. Buyer(s) and Seller, at closing, to sign a memorandum of understanding stating the base acres and yields as designated within the detail brochure.
REAL ESTATE TAXES: 2021 real estate taxes due in 2022, to be paid by Seller. 2022 real estate taxes and thereafter, to be paid by Buyer(s).
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Legal descriptions are subject to existing fence/field boundaries or land-use trades, if any.
MINERALS: Seller to convey all OWNED mineral rights to Buyer(s).
NOXIOUS WEEDS: There may be areas infested by noxious weeds, (i.e. rye, bindweed, canadian thistle, goat/Johnson grass, etc). The location of and the density of noxious weeds is unknown at this time.
ACREAGES: All stated acreages in the initial brochure and detail brochure are approximate and are obtained from aerial photos from the FSA office. The county tax records may indicate different acreages and no warranty is expressed or implied as to exact acreages of property. All bids are for the total parcel without regard to exact acreage. There will be no adjustment in purchase price if acreage is different than what is stated in this brochure and/or published at the auction.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: The information contained herein has either been given to us by the owner of the property or obtained from sources that we deem reliable. We have no reason to doubt its accuracy, but we do not guarantee it. Reck Agri Realty & Auction and the Seller assume no responsibility for the omissions, corrections, or withdrawals. The location maps are not intended as a survey and are for general location purposes only. The prospective Buyer(s) should verify all information contained herein. All prospective bidders are urged to fully inspect the property, its condition and to rely on their own conclusions. Property is being sold AS IS-WHERE IS, without warranty, representation, or recourse to Seller. Reck Agri Realty & Auction and all other agents of Broker are or will be acting as a Transaction Broker. Reck Agri Realty & Auction does not offer broker participation for the “MERINO IRRIGATED LAND AUCTION”. Reck Agri Realty & Auction reserves the right to require bank references upon request and reserves the right to refuse bids from any bidder. Bidding increments are at the discretion of the Broker.
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How to Bid
How to Bid
Prior to auction, Buyer(s) to review the terms and conditions as set forth in the Detail Brochure. Detail Brochure may be obtained by visiting auction property page at www.reckagri.com, or by calling Reck Agri Realty & Auction. Bidding via cell phone, internet, and/or bidding on someone’s behalf, must be approved by Reck Agri Realty & Auction 24 hours prior to auction.