Old Miller Dairy~ Duck Club, Rice Farm, Irrigated Pasture
Duck Club, Rice Farm, & Irrigated Pasture For Sale!
Location: From Highway I-5 take the Norman Road/Road 68 Exit. Go East 3.1 Miles. Go North 1.4 Miles. The road will dead-end into this property. Property shown by appt only. DO NOT ENTER PROPERTY WITHOUT ANY APPT.
APN#: Glenn County Assessor Parcel Number: 013-280-002
Use: There are 261 farmable acres. The farm includes 115 acres of FSA Rice Base. The breakdown is as follows:
Certified Organic Rice: 82 Acres
Irrigated Pasture: 79 Acres
Wetland Easement: 100 Acres
The current owners farm the rice on the subject property. They both have other obligations and therefore have most of the farming operations hired out. Organic fields are idled every 4 years to help minimize weed infestation. This is the 4th year. The new owner should have a fantastic 2018 rice crop.
Soils: The entire farm is comprised of Class II-IV Soils. Soils are ideal for rice farming & irrigated pasture.
Water: The property is irrigated with two deep water wells. Size & Output are as follows:
Well#1: 20 Hp submersible pump that produces 900gpm
Well#2: 50 Hp well that produces 3,000gpm
2016 Irrigation Expenses were as follows:
Wetland: $6,900 (69.00/acre) Rice Farm: $8,500 (103/acre) Irrigated Pasture: $4,475 (56/acre)
In addition to the two agricultural wells, there is a domestic well that services the clubhouse, cabins, shop, etc.
Duck Club: The wetland portion of the property is broken up into 3 units. Each unit is approximately 33 acres. There are (4) 2man pit blinds and 1 standup blind strategically placed throughout.
There are two pit blinds located in the rice fields. The total lease value for both blinds was $6,000 for the 2016 hunting season.
One of the owners has kept hunting records. The records do not reflect every bird taken from the ranch from their time of ownership. However it is a good indication of how well the club shoots. Over the past 4 years the club has a recorded 3.7/Gun Average.
Organic Rice: The current owners have most of the rice farming operations custom hired. They do have a coveted Lundberg Organic Rice Contract. Lundberg Rice is one of the most widely respected rice brands in the world. Due to their unique position in the market place they typically pay their growers more than other marketing companies.
The farm includes 115 acres of FSA Rice Base and has room to expand the portion of the farm dedicated to rice farming.
Irrigated Pasture: A local rancher runs his cattle on the irrigated pasture in the summer/fall months. He is responsible for all costs excluding water. The landowners pay all water costs due to the fact that they are growing rice and irrigating the wetland using the same water supply.
Clubhouse: The clubhouse is a modest 3 bedroom 1 bathroom home with a fireplace, open kitchen & a large dining room table. Nice outdoor eating area & dog run.
2 Cabins. One is currently being rented the other easily could be.
2 Manufactured Homes: One is owned by the tenant who is paying space rent. The other is vacant.
1 Shop: Rollup doors, nice shop with electricity. Owner keeps his items here
1 Hay Barn: Currently rented as part of the irrigated pasture lease
1 Caving Barn: Not rented, tenant has miscellaneous items inside
Taxes: The property is enrolled in the Williamson Act. The property taxes will remain low at the close of escrow.
Terms: Cash at the close of escrow
Comments: World Class Duck Hunting near the Sac Valley Refuge. One of very few duck hunting properties where 100% ownership is being offered. Income from rice, homes & irrigated pasture pay for maintenance, upkeep, duck water, plus a little more. Please call Charter Realty for a Private Showing!