Large irrigated income-producing crop farm in Murphy, Idaho. The farm consists of 2554.13 deeded acres with 2290.49 acres of cropland that is irrigated under pivots. The property is being sold with priority 1963 and 1964 water rights from the Snake River that when combined can irrigate up to 2,345 acres. Typical crop rotations include sugar beets, onions, potatoes, corn, and alfalfa.
The irrigation equipment is included with the sale of the land. The system consists of a combination of Zimmatic pivots, turbine booster pumps, approximately 60,000 feet of buried PVC mainline, and drip tape. The pivots range in age from 2000 to 2014.
The property is surrounded by Bureau of Land Management land and has an easement across the BLM lands for accessing the pumping station on the Snake River. The primary pumping station is located on the south bank of the Snake River where there is a 600-Foot water lift the pulls water up and over the canyon rim into a canal. Then there is a series of booster pumps that draws the irrigation water out of the canal for the farm's irrigation system. Three-phase power is provided to the primary and secondary pumping stations as well as the pivots that run along Warrick Road.
The farm features multiple outbuildings. These include a small set of scales, 100ft x780 ft Barn, a 24ft x 60ft equipment shed, a 24ft x 80ft building for grain storage, a potato cellar, and a few other general-purpose buildings.
This expansive farm would also make an ideal dairy farm. Owyhee County considers a dairy to be a facility that is designed to confine or actually does confine as many or more than 700 mature dairy cows, whether milked or dry. Converting the farm to a dairy would consist of applying for a conditional use permit with the Owyhee County Planning & Zoning department. The process would take at minimum 45 - 90 days once the application is submitted.
Land Features 2,554.13 Deeded Acres
2,290.49 Cropland Acres
2,345 Combined Irrigated Acres Allowed
Good priority 1963 & 1964 Snake River Water Rights
Typical Crop Rotations Sugar Beets, Potatoes, Corn, and Alfalfa
Irrigation Equipment Included
Surrounded by Bureau of Land Management BLM Land
100ft x 780ft Barn
24ft x 60ft Equipment Shed
24ft x 80ft Grain Storage
Would make an Ideal Dairy Farm
About the Area
This property is situated in Owyhee County which is the second largest county in Idaho. One of the county's major industries is agriculture. Besides its agricultural industry, Owyhee County is a playground for outdoor recreationalists. For those that love to fish, there are several areas to go cast a line. These areas include the nearby Snake River, the Owyhee River, and CJ Strike Reservoir. In addition to fishing, CJ Strike Dam also offers recreational opportunities for boating, camping, swimming, hiking, and more. Visitors can also hike, camp, or ride horses in the Bruneau Dunes State Park. For those that love the thrill of ATVing, Owyhee County has an extensive trail system with hundreds of miles of public trails. It is also home to the Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area.
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