$8,500 to $10,000/a in Eastern Iowa

A Sept. 17 auction saw 371 acres of high-quality cropland bring $8, 500 to $10,000 an acre. An additional 76 acres with CRP ground brought $5,600 an acre. The farm was located southeast of Newhall in Benton County, Iowa. By tract:

Tract 1: 156 acres; 153.5 acres tillable; CSR2 80.9; CSR 73.4 with county average of 72.8; two bins. $8,600 per acre.

Tract 2: 55 acres; all tillable; CSR2 88.0; CSR 84.4; one bin; $10,000 per acre.

Tract 3: 160 acres; 149 acres tillable; CSR2 78.0; CSR 78.6; $8,500 per acre.

Tract 4: 76 acres; 71 acres tillable 34 acres in CRP at $136 per acre until 2012; CSR2 75.1; CSR 66.0; open-front shed; $5,600/a/

Troy Louwagie, ALC, Hertz Real Estate Services, Mt. Vernon, handled the auction. 319-895-8858.