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Whitney Land Company
101 SE Third
P.O. Box 1614
Pendleton, Oregon 97801
Phone: 541-278-4444

MB 100 CRP Ranch

Hardman, Oregon

Price  $ 1,407,215.00

Property Overview:

The MB 100 CRP Ranch consists of 1,700.5± acres. The property is near Hardman, Oregon, in Morrow County, approximately 17 Miles SW of Heppner, Oregon. Based on the Farm Service Agency records, 1,394.1± acres are cropland and are currently enrolled into the Conservation Reserve Program producing an annual payment of $79,121± dollars. The remaining 306.4± acres consist of rangeland, improvements and a gravel quarry. The improvements on the property consist of two wells, a barn and grain bins. A portion of the property has power. The topography consists of hillside pasture and mild draws. Elevations vary from 3,421± to 3,691± feet. The property is eligible for three LOP tags within the Fossil Unit. An annual developed spring, seasonal creek and seasonal pond furnish water to produce high-volume vegetation. This provides great recreational opportunities for the surrounding wildlife.


The property is accessed from Highway 207 headed south from Heppner, Oregon. The ranch is near Hardman, Oregon, approximately ¾ mile down a gravel road, known as Hardman Ridge Road. The property is 17± miles from Heppner.

Distances to Other Cities:

Heppner, OR – 17± Miles
Lexington, OR – 30± Miles
Hermiston, OR – 67± Miles
Bend, OR – 154.3± Miles
Portland, OR – 194.6± Miles

Identification of Subject Property:
Morrow County

5S-25/701-158.68 Acres
4S-25/4200-628.00 Acres
4S-25/3800-859.82 Acres
4S-24/3702-54.00 Acres

Real Property Taxes:

The estimated taxes for 2017-18:
United States Department of Agriculture – Farm Service Agency:
     Farm – 1042
     Tract – 485

Production Acres:

The deeded acres total 1,700.5± based on Morrow County Assessors’ maps. There are 1,394.1± acres of cropland enrolled into the Conservation Reserve Program. Under the Conservation Reserve program, the subject property receives payments. The majority of the property is covered by the farm program plan and is followed to the NRCS specifications. The tillable acres have all been terraced under NRCS specifications.

The CRP Payments are as follows:

Acres Expiration date Bid per Acre Total Annual Payment
1,286.6± 9/30/2023  $54.50 $70,131
 88.9± 9/30/2024 $87.74  $7,800
18.60± 9/30/2020 $64.00 $1,190

Gravel Quarry:

There is a significant quantity of crushed rock at the rock quarry. The owner has sold the crushed rock to neighbors and other interested parties providing additional revenue for the ranch.


The property has a homestead site where there are multiple grain storage bins and a barn. Historically, this site with water and power hookups has been used as a place for hunters to park their RVs.


The ranch is serviced by Columbia Basin Electric and provides power to the homestead site known as the Rice place.

Wells & Water:

A developed spring and numerous seasonal springs produce sufficient water to help aid in wildlife riparian habitat areas. There are two drilled wells on the property. The well drilled at the Rice place is used by hunters and provides water to their RVs.
Well #1 at the rice place, by the barn and grain tanks, is drilled to 168 feet and the static water level was 115 feet. The well has a .5hp pump connected to power. The well is steel cased to 19 feet with an 8” diameter.
Well #2 next to the Adams house, is drilled to approximately 80 feet and the static water level is approximately at 60 feet according to the Seller. The well is older and it has a newer .5 hp pump. There is no power at this well so the Seller uses two generators to pump water out of this well.


The perimeter of the property is fenced and is in fair to good condition.

Recreation and Wildlife:

 Historically, the property has produced great opportunities for mule deer, upland game birds and some antelope. The ranch supports good numbers of mule deer and pheasant, quail, Chukars and Hungarian partridge according to the owner. Rock Creek is close by and helps support the deer and bird populations. The CRP also enhances the number of deer and birds as it affords the winterfeed and cover needed to assure good survivability and protection.
The subject property qualifies for three Landowner Preference (LOP) tags within the Fossil Unit under the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife guidelines. Deer, antelope, and upland game birds are the primary hunting recreation aspect. (Additional rules may apply, see the ODFW Big Game Hunting Regulations book or call the local Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife located in Heppner, Oregon, at 541-676-5230.

Soils, Topography, Rainfall:

Based on the Soil Conservation Service’s Soil Survey of Morrow County, the soils are mainly a silt loam of varying degree of slope and depth. Soil maps and description of soils are available at the Whitney Land Company office. The property is mostly rolling topography with some level ground, with elevation varying from 3,421 to 3,691 feet. The rainfall is approximately 12” to 20” per annum. The growing season runs from 110 to 140 days.


The zoning is all Exclusive Farm Use (EFU). The purposes of the EFU, Exclusive Farm Use Zone, are to preserve and maintain agricultural lands for farm use, including range and grazing uses, consistent with existing and future needs for agricultural products, forest, and open spaces; to conserve and protect scenic resources; to maintain and improve the quality of air, water and, land resources of the county, and to establish criteria and standards for farm uses and related and supportive uses which are deemed appropriate. It is also the purpose of this use zone to provide the automatic farm use valuation for farms, which qualify under the provisions of ORS.

Mineral Rights:

The owner does not warrant that there are any mineral rights available. However, any mineral or geothermal rights owned by the seller are included as part of the property being offered for sale.


Grade and high schools are located in Heppner, which is 17± miles northeast of the property. The school has good scholastics and all sports.

Morrow County, Oregon:

Morrow County is located in the state of Oregon. The county was named for one of the first white settlers, Jackson L. Morrow, who was also a member of the state legislature when the county was created. As of 2000, the population is 10,995. The county seat is located at Heppner.

History of Morrow County:

 Morrow County was created on February 16, 1885 from the western portion of Umatilla County and a small portion of eastern Wasco County. Heppner was designated the temporary county seat at the time the county was created and narrowly defeated Lexington in the election held in 1886 to determine the permanent county seat.


The principal industries in the county today include agriculture, food processing, lumber, livestock, and recreation. A coal fired generating plant, located in Boardman, also employs a significant number of people. Early cattlemen found an abundance of rye along the creek bottoms of the region and drove their herds into the area to forage on these natural pastures. Ranching was the primary economic force in the county for many years. Increased settlement, the enclosure of the free grazing lands, and diminished pastures due to overgrazing, resulted in the decline of ranching during the 19th century, and farming became predominant. The completion of rail lines into the county in 1883 increased access to markets and encouraged wheat production in the area. The advent of technology for center pivot irrigation has been a further stimulus to the local economy.
The Morrow Port District, situated on the Columbia River near the town of Boardman, was established in 1958.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 5,306 km2 (2,049 mi2). 5,264 km2 (2,032 mi2) of it is land and 42 km2 (16 mi2) of it is water. The total area is 0.79% water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 10,995 people, 3,776 households, and 2,918 families residing in Morrow county. The population density is 2/km2 (5/mi2). There are 4,276 housing units at an average density of 1/km2 (2/mi2). The racial makeup of the county is 76.27% White, 0.14% Black or African American, 1.42% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 19.54% from other races, and 2.14% from two or more races. 24.43% of the population is Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 3,776 households out of which 38.90% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.60% are married couples living together, 8.80% have a female householder with no husband present, and 22.70% are non-families. 18.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.40% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.90 and the average family size is 3.28.
In the county, the population is spread out with 30.80% under the age of 18, 90% from 18 to 24, 27.30% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 10.60% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females there are 106.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 106.10 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $37,521, and the median income for a family is $40,731. Males have a median income of $32,328 versus $22,889 for females. The per capita income for the county is $15,802. 14.80% of the population and 11.30% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 21.60% of those under the age of 18 and 10.10% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Related Resources:

Oregon Department Fish Wildlife: http://www.dfw.state.or.us/ 
Climate: http://www.homefacts.com/  and http://www.city-data.com/ 
Morrow County: http://government.morrowcounty.org/ 
School District: http://www.morrow.k12.or.us/

Offered by:
The Whitney Land Company

Gary Jellum, Broker
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Christopher D. Stuvland, Broker
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Please contact The Whitney Land Company office to schedule a showing.  A listing agent must be present at all times to tour the property.

All of the information within this sales package has been gathered from State, County and City records and officials as well as others who are deemed reliable; however, the broker and agents can not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information herein contained. It is also subject to change, prior sale or withdrawal.