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Vale Pivot Farm Parcel 2, Oregon
Property Types: Farms
Activities & Amenities
Income-producing agricultural land priced at $5,065 per acre located in the rural bench area of Malheur County just 9 miles west of Vale, Oregon. This crop farm consists of 147.86 deeded acres accessed via Graham Blvd., a gravel road maintained by the county. Its terrain is a combination of slightly rolling and flat topography. The property is irrigated via a pivot system consisting of a 7-tower Zimmatic pivot with end guns driven by a 50 HP pump. In addition, the field has a drainage ditch running through the southern portion of the field. Multiple bridges have been constructed along the ditch to allow the pivot to cross during its rotation. The farm has Class IV soil suitable for growing feed crops and it is typically planted in wheat or corn. The non-irrigated acreage is in pasture and could be ideal for grazing. An additional 148.93 acres of farmland is available for sale in the southwest corner of the property. Together with this property, there are 287.1 acres of irrigation water rights supplied by the Vale Oregon Irrigation District.
The farmland is situated in Malheur County which is the second-largest county in Oregon. The area is known for its prime agricultural growing land which commonly produces crops such as potatoes, sugar beets, and onions. The eastern Oregon landscape is also conducive to raising livestock with an abundance of rangeland to graze cattle or horses.
Besides the robust agricultural economy, Malheur County is a popular destination for outdoor recreation. Locals love to fish the waters of Malheur County’s many rivers which encompass the Malheur River, Owyhee River, Snake River and their many tributaries. Other fishing hot spots nearby include the Bully Creek Reservoir and Lake Owyhee State Park. Both recreational parks additionally offer opportunities for boating, watersports, RV camping, and hiking.
Vale, Oregon is a small community that lies along banks of the Malheur River where it converges with Bully Creek. Vale is a mere 75 miles northwest of Boise, Idaho so it is close to an airport, hospitals, shopping, and entertainment. It acts as the county seat of Malheur County and is a common stop for travelers driving between western Oregon and the Boise metro area.
The region was a hub for travelers historically as well. Vale was a popular destination for trappers, missionaries and settlers that were journeying along the Oregon Trail. In fact, it was the first stop in Oregon for those making the trek along this famous trail. Vale has beautiful vibrant outdoor murals dispersed throughout the community that depict the journey of these Oregon Trail pioneers. Every year the Mural Society adds another hand painted piece to the collection enticing visitors to return. Another attraction celebrating its Oregon Trail heritage is the Keeney Pass Interpretive Site. The remarkable past can be also witnessed by the many historical buildings throughout the town such as the Rinehart Stone House, the Grand Opera House, the Vale Hotel and many others which were built at the turn of the 20th century.
Local attractions and events include the Malheur County Fair, the annual New Year’s Eve Fireworks Display, and the annual Vale Fire Department Crab Feed. One of the most exciting events to attend in Vale is the annual Oregon Trail Days Celebration held the week of July 4th which features a rodeo, car show, pie contest, and a lumberjack competition.