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Stage Gulch Dryland Wheat Farm
The Stage Gulch Dryland Wheat Farm, located in eastern Oregon, is a ranch consisting of 1,508.17 acres. It is located on Stage Gulch Road, which runs through the property. The ranch has good graveled road access.
Of the 1,508.17 total acres, 1,494.52 acres are tillable soils containing expired CRP contracts. The historical yield for the immediate area is approximately 50-55 bushels per acre. During the winter/spring of 2017 the property was grazed with cattle.
Identification of Subject Property:
3N 31E TL 1700 – 1349.99 acres
Access to the property is off Stage Gulch Road
Distances to Other Cities:
Pendleton, OR – 12.6 miles
1,120 square feet, one story with basement, three bedrooms, one bath, concrete foundation, vinyl siding, composition roof, and heat pump with A/C.
759 square feet, wood framed, wood siding and roof, and entry door.
Recreation and Wildlife:
With the ranch being located in the Pendleton area, hunting and recreation opportunities abound. The ranch lies within the Columbia Basin unit and deer and pheasant hunting have been available and usually successful in the past. Big game hunting for deer and elk is also available in the nearby Blue Mountains, with USFS lands open to the public. The mountains are located just a short day-trip to the south of the property.
The land is zoned EFU.
Mineral rights are available. Any mineral or geothermal rights owned by the seller are included as part of the property being offered for sale.
2016 tax year – $7,142.61
In Pendleton, Oregon, summers are warm and winters are cold. In the summer months, the average temperatures are 77.5-86 degrees and in the winter months, the average temperatures are 25-28.5 degrees. The average annual precipitation is about 12.15 inches.
Umatilla County History:
Umatilla County was created on September 27, 1862, out of a portion of Wasco County. Umatilla is an Indian term meaning “rippling water” or “water rippling over sand” and has provided the name both for the county and its major river. Adjustments were made to the county’s boundaries following the creation of Grant, Morrow, Union, and Wallowa Counties. The county contains 3,231 square miles and is bounded by the Columbia River on the north, Morrow County on the west, Grant County on the south, and Union and Wallowa Counties on the east.
The legislative act that created Umatilla County designated Marshall Station as the temporary county seat. Umatilla City was chosen as the county seat in an 1865 election. Population shifted to the north and east parts of the county due to the opening of the Pendleton area to wheat production. A subsequent election in 1868 resulted in the selection of Pendleton as the new county seat, supplanting both Marshall Station and Umatilla City.
The first courthouse was completed in 1866 in Umatilla City. The next courthouse, and the first built in Pendleton, was a wooden, two-story structure completed in 1869. In 1889 a three-story brick courthouse and jail was erected. A fourth courthouse was built on the site of the old courthouse in 1956 and is still in use today.
The government of Umatilla County consisted originally of a county judge, two county commissioners, clerk, and sheriff. The offices of treasurer, assessor, coroner, and superintendent of schools were added a short time after formation of the county. The county judge position was abolished and a third commissioner was added in 1975.
Umatilla County is represented by Senate District 29 and Representative Districts 57 and 58 and the Second Congressional District. The first census of the Umatilla County in 1870 counted 2,916 inhabitants. The population has increased steadily with a 1997 census figure of 65,500 representing an increase of 10.6% over 1990.
The Umatilla Indian Reservation was established by the Treaty of Walla Walla in 1855. It became an 800 square mile home for the Umatilla, Walla Walla, and Cayuse tribes and is located immediately southeast of Pendleton. The Umatilla Confederated Tribes have 1,400 enrolled members.
Lewis and Clark and pioneers traveling the Oregon Trail passed through the area. The gold rush of 1862 brought miners and stock raisers to the mountains and grasslands of Umatilla County. The county expanded after the coming of the railroad in 1881 and the area was open to the development of dry land wheat farming. The fertile land of Umatilla County gives a strongly agricultural base to the county’s economy. Fruit, grain, timber, cattle, and sheep are important agricultural products. Recreation, primarily in the Blue Mountains, and tourism, most notably for the annual Pendleton Round-Up rodeo, are also important to the local economy.
The Pendleton School District offers education from kindergarten through high school (K-12).
Oregon Department Fish Wildlife: http://www.dfw.state.or.us/
Please contact The Whitney Land Company office to schedule a showing. A listing agent must be present at all times to tour the property.