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State Auctions Ag Parcels in Growing SW Idaho for Big Premium

June 22, 2021

This story by Brad Carlson appeared in the Capital Press on June 15.

An auction of state-owned farmland in the growing Caldwell, Idaho, area generated nearly six times its appraised value. Idaho Department of Lands officials said two adjacent parcels totaling 282 acres sold at a June 11 auction for $35.2 million. Their combined appraised value was about $6 million. The University of Idaho has leased the parcels for agricultural research since the 1940s. The university about two years ago sold an adjacent veterinary training facility. Read more.

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