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Anderson Dryland Farm
Price $ 7,310,000.00
This property, located 12 miles northwest of Pendleton, Oregon, contains a very clean, dryland farming operation that consistently produces the best yields in the area. This farm is one of the best in a very strong dryland farming area.
Identification of Subject Property:
The property is 12 miles northwest of Pendleton, Oregon. • ACCESS • Access is off of Interstate 84 and Yoakum Road
Dinstances to Other Cities:
Pendleton, OR - 11.7 miles
The property offers a total of 6,313.15 acres
Currently 5,915.76 acres are being tilled and the 2018 crop acres will be 2,500± acres in dryland wheat production. In 2017, the Seller produced a proven 97 bushels per acre for the average of the entire farm. Annual production history for the farm is 53 bushels to the acre. This farm is very clean, as the current farmer is very particular and maintains a first-class operation.
Conservation Reserve Program
Currently 397.39 acres are enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) for an annual payment of $23,781.00. There are 8 CRP contracts that have expiration dates that range from 9/30/2020 through 9/30/2022. The annual rental rate per acre for the 8 contracts range from $54.67 to $87.30 per acre annually. The balance of the crop acres is in wheat production.
The ranch style home is 2,604 square feet and provides two floors of modern home space, with a basement. The home consists of a living room, dining room, kitchen, master bedroom, two other bedrooms, two bathrooms, office, laundry/entrance room and a two-car garage. Professional landscaping tops this home off and is designed with entertaining in mind.
Double-wide manufactured home containing three bedrooms, two baths, living room, dining room and kitchen.
This one-bedroom, one-bath bunk house with kitchenette is used for part-time seasonal farm help.
The loft barn is 3,200 square feet and used in the farm operation for machine storage and miscellaneous uses.
This shop is an insulated steel building with propane heat, all the necessities for a farm equipment mechanic shop, a concrete floor and is used as a farm equipment work space.
This building is tin sided and used for farm equipment storage.
20,000 gross weigh scales that are not certified commercial scales with the State of Oregon, but fully functional.
Power is supplied by Umatilla Electric Company.
This property has well water.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service, the predominant soil classification for this farm unit is provided in the back of this brochure.
The zoning is all Exclusive Farm Use (EFU).
§ 152.055 DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE.
The purposes of the EFU, Exclusive Farm Use Zone, are to preserve and maintain agricultural lands for farm use, including range and grazing uses, consistent with existing and future needs for agricultural products, forest and open spaces; to conserve and protect scenic resources; to maintain and improve the quality of air, water and land resources of the county and to establish criteria and standards for farm uses and related and supportive uses which are deemed appropriate. It is also the purpose of this use zone to provide the automatic farm use valuation for farms, which qualify under the provisions of ORS Chapter 308. The provisions in this use zone are subject to automatic legislative amendments as described in §152.004. (Ord. 2005=02, passed 1-5-2005)
Mineral rights are available. Any mineral or geothermal rights owned by the seller are included as part of the property being offered for sale.
Recreation and Wildlife:
This property is located in the Columbia Basin Unit and is eligible for 4 Landowner Preference Tags. Deer, quail and pheasant hunting has been available and usually successful in the past. Big game hunting for deer and elk is available in the nearby Blue Mountains, with USFS lands open to the public. The mountains are located just a short day trip to the south of the ranch.
Growing Season and Rainfall:
The growing season or average frost-free period is about 135-170 days annually. The rainfall averages from 11” to 12” annually. The elevation ranges from 1,100 to 1,250 feet above sea level. The average annual air temperature is 50-53 degrees.
Pendleton Roundup: The first Pendleton Round-Up was to be “a frontier exhibition of picturesque pastimes, Indian and military spectacles, cowboy racing and bronco busting for the championship of the Northwest.” It turned out to be that and more.
Following a July 4th celebration in 1909 consisting of bronc riding, horse races by Indians and Non-Indians, Indian feasts and war dances, greased pig contests, sack races, foot races and fireworks, some community and area leaders conceived the idea of an annual event to be known as the Pendleton Round-Up. Also, at that time, the Let’er Buck slogan, which is symbolic of the Round-Up, was inspired.
It was decided to stage the Round-Up some time around the middle of September to allow the grain farmers time to complete their harvest, and the livestock people an opportunity to make a late summer check-up.
The Round-Up was incorporated as a non-profit organization with papers signed July 29, 1910. The corporation’s original legal title was “Northwestern Frontier Exhibition Association.” Roy Raley was elected as the first Round-Up president.
For the initial show, all stores closed. “The largest crowd in Pendleton’s history,” 7,000 strong, showed up for the first show on September 29, 1910, a newspaper writer reported. “The words ‘Pendleton’ and Round-Up’ are on the lips of thousands and will continue to be for months and years to come… The Round-Up is a whirlwind success.” Souvenir program from The 1913 Round-Up. Grow it did.
Til Taylor replaced Roy Raley as president after the 1911 show. Early growth and acceptance of the Round-Up was beyond all expectations. The old wooden grandstand and bleachers were completed in a few short years and were capable of seating over 20,000 spectators.
Two decades later, patrons showed up from 36 states and eight foreign countries. Following two years in which the Round-Up was not held, because of World War II, attendance climbed again, eventually reaching 50,000 or more for the four-day show. “Success bred success and Round-Up stayed in high gear,” as stated in the book “Let ‘er Buck! A history of Pendleton Round-Up.”
The key to the success of the rodeo and its many attendant activities is community participation through the efforts of its many volunteers. Indian participation has also been a strong attraction, whether in the Round-Up arena, at Happy Canyon, in the Indian Village or the Westward Ho! Parade. Long before women’s lib, the fairer sex got into the act at the Round-Up. Cowgirls in the early days of the Round-Up could be as tough as men. In 1914 Bertha Blanchett, wife of cowboy Del Blanchett, came within 12 points of winning the all-around title.
Through an agreement with the school district, the infield of the stadium was turfed in 1951 for use during football games. Also, in 1951, a new set of by-laws was passed, limiting a director’s service to two four-year terms. The president’s term was limited to four years.
A new North grandstand and bucking chutes were built in 1957 following the election of Jack Stangier as president. This was also the first year the Round-Up was televised.
Midway through the Round-Up’s colorful history, a Eugene newspaper summed it up with a characterization that remains applicable today: “In good times and bad, Pendleton has gone on with the Round-Up.”
“People over on the Umatilla have always been willing to take a chance. Maybe that’s the real cowboy spirit. Maybe it’s a little bit tougher brand of civic spirit. Anyhow, in Pendleton, the show goes on.”
History of Umatilla County:
Umatilla County was created on September 27, 1862, out of a portion of Wasco County. Umatilla is an Indian term meaning “rippling water” or “water rippling over sand” and has provided the name both for the county and its major river. Adjustments were made to the county’s boundaries following the creation of Grant, Morrow, Union, and Wallowa Counties. The county contains 3,231 square miles and is bounded by the Columbia River on the north, Morrow County on the west, Grant County on the south, and Union and Wallowa Counties on the east.
The legislative act that created Umatilla County designated Marshall Station as the temporary county seat. Umatilla City was chosen the county seat in an 1865 election. Population shifted to the north and east parts of the county due to the opening of the Pendleton area to wheat production. A subsequent election in 1868 resulted in the selection of Pendleton as the new county seat, supplanting both Marshall Station and Umatilla City.
The first courthouse was completed in 1866 in Umatilla City. The next courthouse, and the first built in Pendleton, was a wooden, two-story structure completed in 1869. In 1889 a three-story brick courthouse and jail was erected. A fourth courthouse was built on the site of the old courthouse in 1956 and is still in use today.
The government of Umatilla County consisted originally of a county judge, two county commissioners, clerk, and sheriff. The offices of treasurer, assessor, coroner, and superintendent of schools were added a short time after formation of the county. The county judge position was abolished and a third commissioner was added in 1975.
Umatilla County is represented by Senate District 29; and Representative Districts 57 and 58; and the Second Congressional District. The first census of the Umatilla County in 1870 counted 2,916 inhabitants. The population has increased steadily with a 1997 census figure of 65,500 representing an increase of 10.6% over 1990.
The Umatilla Indian Reservation was established by the Treaty of Walla Walla in 1855. It became an 800 square mile home for the Umatillas, Walla Wallas, and Cayuse tribes and is located immediately southeast of Pendleton. The Umatilla Confederated Tribes have 1,400 enrolled members.
Lewis and Clark and pioneers traveling the Oregon Trail passed through the area. The gold rush of 1862 brought miners and stock raisers to the mountains and grasslands of Umatilla County. The county expanded after the coming of the railroad in 1881 and the area was open to the development of dry land wheat farming. The fertile land of Umatilla County gives a strongly agricultural base to the county’s economy. Fruit, grain, timber, cattle, and sheep are important agricultural products. Recreation, primarily in the Blue Mountains, and tourism, most notably for the annual Pendleton Round-Up rodeo, are also important to the local economy.
The Pendleton School District: The Pendleton School District has an enrollment of approximately 3,264 students in the early learning center, five elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. There are approximately 214 kindergartners, 1,266 elementary students (grades 1-5), 752 middle school students (grades 6-8) and 1032 high school students (grades 9-12).
Pendleton School District Advantages: The PSD has distinct advantages not always found in districts of a similar size. Students in Pendleton schools always score well on state achievement tests. Traditionally, those students who plan to attend college score well above state and national scores on the Scholastic Aptitude Test. The PSD is staffed with many dedicated long-term employees.
Outstanding Programs and Community Involvement: The Pendleton schools have an outstanding music program with instruction in band, choir and orchestra at the middle and senior high schools.
Pendleton sports programs have long-standing reputations for winning, attributed in large part to the tremendous community pride, spirit and tradition. Many sports start at the grade school level and continue through high school with a positive attitude and thus a winning program.
The district also has many school-related clubs, organizations and extracurricular activities that give students the opportunity to be involved in their schools and community. An aggressive DARE program, character education program and gang awareness education is stressed at all levels.
Oregon Department Fish Wildlife: http://www.dfw.state.or.us/
Umatilla County: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umatilla_County_Oregon#History http://www.co.umatilla.or.us/history.html
School District: https://pendleton.k12.or.us/about-us
Pendleton Roundup: http://www.pendletonroundup.com/p/About/147
Property Directions: https://www.mapquest.com/directions/from/us/washington/seattlewa-305963281/to/us/oregon/pendleton/97801/75266-yoakum-rd-45.702060,-118.995920
Please contact The Whitney Land Company office to schedule a showing. A listing agent must be present at all times to tour the property.