$566 an acre in East-Central Colorado

A large tract of 1,281 acre north of Vona in east-central Colorado sold recently for $566 an acre. The ground featured 1,114 acres of cropland placed in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) with 100% of this year's payment going to the new owner. The parcel also offere 167 acres of grass. The owned mineral rights transferred to the new owner as well. The farm was located in Kit Carson County. Handling the auction was Virgil Georget, United Country -- Rocking X Land Co., Ltd., Burlington, Colo., 719-346-5420.