Location: 7175 County Road #68 (Norman Road). This property is situated in Glenn County, California located ¼ mile east of the Sacramento National Waterfowl Refuge Sanctuary.
Ingress and Egress: From the town of Willows, California travel south on I-5 seven (7) miles to Road 68 (Norman Road). Turn east on the Norman Road three (3) miles, then North one (1) mile (on a private road) to the property.
Property Description: Glenn County assessor parcel number 013-280-002-000 containing 294.38 acres, m/l.
Current Land Uses Are: Approximately 82 acres, m/l are laser leveled and is currently in organic rice production which pays a premium ($). The soils on this ranch are predominantly Willows silty clays, and are excellent rice production soils. Typical rice yields on this type of soil are 9,000 to 10,000 lbs. per acre. This farm is identified by the USDA Farm Service Agency, Farm # 4775, Tract #25643 that contains 261.85 cropland acres. There is also 80 acres of irrigated pasture land that can easily be converted into a productive farm land. This pasture currently rents for $20,000 a year to one tenant.
U.S. FISH & WILDLIFE EASEMENT: 100.00 acres is enrolled in the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service perpetual easement program. This easement language states that the property cannot be farmed but must be dedicated to wetlands and waterfowl habitat. The easement allows the owner to graze livestock and retain the hunting rights. The lands have been converted to wetlands and upland wildlife areas. There are five duck hunting blinds on the wetland area, and two blinds in the rice field.
Water: The 294.38 acre “Old Miller Dairy” irrigation water is supplied by two (2) agricultural wells. The main well was redeveloped three years ago top to bottom, and the owner believes this well produces greater than 3,000 GPM. The 50 h.p. pump motor and all parts below have been rebuilt. The second well is a 20 h.p. submersible pump that generates around 900 GPM and is used as a booster for rice and wetland flooding.
The 2016 total cost of water to irrigate the 261.85 cropland acres on the rice field, duck club and irrigated pasture was $29,430 or $74.00 per acre average. This also included a full wetland summer flood. There is also one additional well that is capped and not presently needed for Ag service, and one domestic well servicing all the homes and water for the cows. Well records available on request.
Investment Considerations: This property, with its’ approximate 82 acres of organic rice production, will generate a good annual income. The new owner may rent out the rice lands for cash rent or share crop; or may decide to contract with a local farmer to have the fields “custom farmed”. Farm lease arrangements can be completed during the escrow due diligence period, before the close of escrow. Rice farm yields plus income will be provided upon request.
This property is located in one of the best waterfowl hunting areas (hot spot!) in the State. This is an area long recognized by avid waterfowlers, and the Federal and State wildlife agencies as a critical wintering area for waterfowl as they make their way down the Pacific flyway during their annual migration cycle. Because of this property’s location, east of the Sacramento National Waterfowl Refuge Sanctuary, this long established quality duck club will always experience a very high quality hunting success.
HOUSING AND STRUCTURES:
“Miller Dairy” comes with three homes, one of which is the main hunting lodge, with the other two homes currently being leased (rented). There are also two mobile home sites on this property and several shops and barns which all add to the improvements value.
There is nothing better than walking off your marsh to the warmth of a large fireplace, located in your own personal hunting lodge.
For more assistance on this property, please contact:
Cell (530) 624-1954
DRE # 01311529