$14,700 per acre in Western Illinois

A square easy-to-farm 40 acres in Hancock County sold Sept. 30 for a hefty $14,700 an acre. The farm was located three miles east and 4 miles south of Nauvoo or about 8 miles northeast of Hamilton. It was almost all tillable and flat, which made it especially attractive in a county that has plenty of rolling ground. The Optimum Predicted Corn Yield for the soils was listed at 184.7.

Handling the auction was Sullivan & Son Auction, LLC out of Carthage, Ill., 217-743-5200.

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