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101 SE Third
P.O. Box 1614
Pendleton, Oregon 97801
Phone: 541-278-4444

Bensel Road Irrigated Property

Hermiston, Oregon

Price  $ 1,500,000.00

Property Overview:

The Bensel Road Irrigated Property is a high-class, self-sufficient cattle and hay farm only six miles from the city of Hermiston. This unique, 38.5-acre, small-scale, full-operation facility offers an exceptionally well-developed turn-key operation. It features a commercialized 6,000-sq.ft. shop, pivot irrigation fields, featured pond, large equipment yard, small feed lot, corral system, pastures, and a 2,400-sq.ft. custom built home with attached 900-sq.ft. garage.


The property currently produces about 100 tons of hay annually and will sustain approximately 30 cow/calf pairs


The property is located approximately six (6) miles northeast of Hermiston, OR, only 34 miles from Pasco, WA and 185 miles from Portland, OR.


The property is 38.5± acres: •13± acres of irrigated alfalfa •24.5± acres of irrigated pasture The remaining acreage consists of outbuildings, a courtyard, large yard, fruit and nut trees, large garden and a pond.


The property has two pivots and a wheel line. Irrigation is managed through Oregon State Water Resource. The water right certificate was issued Feb. 29, 2016. Its priority date is Feb. 22, 1994 for use from March 1 through October 31. A new irrigation well was drilled in 2013, and cased to 798 ft., with a 60 horsepower pump at 300 GPM, set at 600 ft. The welltested 500+ GPM, certificate allows for 210 GPM. Rain water is routed from the shop gutters to the pond on the property. The pond features catfish, sunfish, a new deck, shrubs, and trees, which create a nice addition to the property.


In 2013, the domestic well pump was replaced, (7.5hp at 33 GPM including pipe, and set at 300 ft.) and two new pressure tanks were installed.


The home is a beautiful, custom-built, one level, 2,400-sq.ft. structure with a wraparound concrete porch. It has three bedrooms, three full baths, a large dining room-kitchen, and an office with an attached 900-sq ft. double garage. The Hunter brothers built the house in 2002. Since then there have been numerous improvements made to the house including a full security system with driveway monitors, surround sound throughout, updated countertops in kitchen and master bath, a new water tank heater and heat pump with ultra violet filter, exterior and interior house paint, and Allure flooring in 90% of the house. The house is also set up with a Stubborn Dog Fence system that comes with two collars.


A 6,000-sq. ft. “turn-key” commercial-style shop was remodeled in 2014. The shop has four heating units and a shopfan exhaust system with two vehicle hose-ventilation hose reels that is a must see on the property. A 24-ft. main roll-up electric door, full RV hook-up, propane heat in two corners of the main floor and 16-ft. electric roll-up doors on north and south wings and 220-volt plugs on different circuits throughout provide a huge plus to the property. The shop also contains an office with a full bath, washer and dryer hook-up, and an AC unit. Numerous personal items in the sale include: a full air compressor and all wheel line systems, all wall-mounted electric reels, fire-extinguishers, PVC pipe, and wood racks.

Other Improvements:

  • Large garden on timer drip line
  •  2W corral 500 series system with sweep tub and selfcatch chute, shade tree, electric lighting, and frost-free faucet as well as a haystack yard.
  • 2-Small feed lots
  •  Equipment yard
  •  Fuel tanks-2 diesel, 1 regular, 1 waste oil
  •  Garden shed
  •  Small greenhouse
  •  Chicken house with enclosed run
  •  Covered dual dog kennel
  •  Plumbed-in water to troughs with electricity in two locations.


All new perimeter and cross fences were built in 2014.

Property Taxes:

2016 - $7,643.73


The elevation of the property is approximately 643 feet.


EFU-40 (Exclusive Farm Use)

Quick Facts:

  •  38.5 acres - Whole Property
  • 13-acres of alfalfa under circle pivot
  •  24.5-acres irrigated pasture with sweep pivot and wheel line.
  •  New irrigation well
  •  2,400± sq.ft. house built in 2002
  •  6,000± sq.ft. commercial-style shop
  •  Equipment yard
  •  Featured pond
  •  2W corral 500 series system
  •  2-Small feed lots
  •  Fuel tanks: 2 diesel, 1 Regular, 1 Waste oil
  •  Garden shed
  •  Small greenhouse
  •  Chicken house with enclosed run
  •  Covered dual dog kennel

Distances to Major Cities:

 Tri-Cities, Washington - 30 to 45 miles (48 to 72 km)
Portland, Oregon - 181 miles (291 km)
Seattle, Washington - 259 miles (417 km)
Spokane, Washington - 204 miles (328 km)
Boise, Idaho - 259 miles (417 km)
Salt Lake City, Utah - 587 miles (945 km)
Missoula, Montana - 367 miles (591 km)

Hermiston is a city in Umatilla County, Oregon, United States. The population of 17,730 makes it the largest city in Eastern Oregon. Hermiston is the largest, and fastest-growing, city in the Hermiston-Pendleton Micropolitan Statistical Area, a micropolitan area that had a combined population of 87,062 at the 2010 census. Hermiston sits near the junction of I-82 and I-84, & is 7 miles south of the Columbia River, Lake Wallula, and the McNary Dam. The Hermiston area has become a transportation and logistics hub due to the proximity of the I-82 and I-84 interchange, and central location between the major Pacific Northwest metropolitan areas. The city is also known for its watermelons, which are part of its branding.


 Hermiston School District is K-12. The Hermiston community has a long history of strong support for their local schools. In 2008, the community passed a $69.9 million bond to replace three aging schools. In 2012, the community came together again to raise over $1 million in donations and in-kind support/materials to start the construction of Kennison Field Stadium, a state-of-the-art athletics facility at Hermiston High School.



Offered by:
The Whitney Land Company

Todd Longgood, Broker
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Christopher D. Stuvland, Broker
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Please contact The Whitney Land Company office to schedule a showing.  A listing agent must be present at all times to tour the property.

All of the information within this sales package has been gathered from State, County and City records and officials as well as others who are deemed reliable; however, the broker and agents can not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information herein contained. It is also subject to change, prior sale or withdrawal.