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Box Butte County Pivot Irrigated Land Auction

Box Butte County, nebraska  |  647± Acres


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Successful auction – $1,575,000

UPDATE: Property is now being offered in 4 parcels, 2 combos, and as a single unit. See DETAIL BROCHURE for updated parcel descriptions. 647 acres of Nebraska pivot irrigated land for sale at auction.  Property is located  from Hemingford, NE, 8 miles west – 1 mile north in northwest Box Butte County, Nebraska. 514± acres is pivot irrigated with 4 Reinke pivots and 4 irrigation wells. 547 Upper Niobara White NRD certified acres. 119.6± acres is dryland corners. Possession is upon closing. All owned mineral rights to pass to Buyer.

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Successful auction – $1,575,000


  • Box Butte Pivot Irrigated Land Auction
  • 646.9± total acres
  • 514.0± acres pivot irrigated
  • 119.6± acres dryland
  • 4 – Reinke Pivots
  • 4 – Irrigation wells
  • 547 Upper Niobara White NRD certified acres
  • Possession upon closing
  • All owned mineral rights to pass to Buyer(s)
  • From Hemingford, NE 8 miles W, 1 mile N
  • Parcel #1A: 161.6± acres w/127.7± acres pivot irrigated & 25.6± acres dryland, 8.3± acres grass/rds
  • Parcel #1B: 166.7± acres w/130.2± acres pivot irrigated & 35.2± dryland,1.3± acres grass/rds
  • Combo #1: 328.3± acres w/257.9± acres pivot irrigated & 60.8± acres dryland, 9.6± acres grass/rds
  • Parcel #2A: 148.3± acres w/125.4± acres pivot irrigated & 20.9± acres dryland, 2.0± acres grass/rds
  • Parcel #2B: 169.3± acres w/130.7± acres pivot irrigated & 38.6± acres dryland
  • Combo #2: 317.6± acres w/256.1± acres pivot irrigated & 59.5± acres dryland, 2.0± acres grass/rds
  • Single Unit: 646.9± acres w/514.0± acres pivot irrigated & 119.6± acres dryland, 13.3± acres grass/rds

Property Details


NW1/4 & Part of SW1/4 of Section 1, Township 27 North, Range 51 West of the 6th PM, Box Butte County, NE.

136.75 Upper Niobrara White NRD certified acres, 75.67 remaining allocation. Well #G-129429, 100 HP electric motor & 7 tower Reinke pivot.


NE1/4 of Section 1, Township 27 North, Range 51 West of the 6th PM, Box Butte County, NE.

136.75 Upper Niobrara White NRD certified acres. 75.67 remaining allocation. Well #G-129552, 100 HP electric motor & 8 tower Reinke pivot.


Parcels #1A & #1B.


Part of SW1/4 of Section 1, Township 27 North, Range 51 West of the 6th PM, Box Butte County, NE.

136.75 Upper Niobrara White NRD certified acres, 75.67 remaining allocation. Well #G-129428 100 HP electric motor & 8 tower Reinke pivot.


SE1/4 of Section 1, Township 27 North, Range 51 West of the 6th PM, Box Butte County, NE.

136.75 Upper Niobrara White NRD certified acres, 75.67 remaining allocation.  Well #G-129501, 100 HP electric motor & 7 tower Reinke pivot.

The Seller at closing will credit the Buyer $50,000 toward maintenance and/or repair of said well.


Parcels #2A & #2B.


Parcels #1A, #1B, #2A, & #2B.


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Box Butte County, nebraska  |  647± Acres

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Auction Terms

Terms & Conditions

Auction Terms & Conditions

OVERVIEW: The ‘BOX BUTTE COUNTY PIVOT IRRIGATED LAND AUCTION” will be held Tuesday, March 29, 2022 @ 1:30 pm MT at the Box Butte County Fairgrounds in Hemingford, NE.

SALE TERMS/PROCEDURE:  The “BOX BUTTE COUNTY PIVOT IRRIGATED LAND AUCTION” is a land auction with RESERVE.  The BOX BUTTE property to be offered as a “MULTI PARCEL” Auction in 4 Parcels, 2 Combos, and as a Single Unit.  The Parcels, Combos and Single Unit will be offered in the sale order as stated within the brochure.  The Parcels, Combos, and Single Unit will compete to determine the highest aggregate bid(s).  Seller reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids.  Seller agrees not to accept and negotiate any contracts to purchase prior to auction date. Bids will be taken for total purchase price not price per acre.

SIGNING OF PURCHASE CONTRACT:  Immediately following the conclusion of the auction, the highest bidder(s) will sign Brokerage Disclosure and will enter into and sign an agreement to purchase in a form as provided and approved by Seller for the amount of the bid.  Required earnest money deposit to be in the form of a personal, business, cashiers, or corporate check for 15% of the purchase price which is due upon the signing of the agreement and to be deposited with Reck Agri Realty & Auction. The agreement will not be contingent upon financing.  Terms and conditions in the detail brochure and oral announcements shall be incorporated and made a part of the agreement. CLOSING:  Buyer(s) shall pay in good funds, the balance of purchase price plus their respective closing costs, and sign and complete all customary or required documents at closing, which shall occur on or before April 29, 2022. The closing to be conducted by Kunzman Title Company acting with sole discretion, and the closing service fee to be split 50-50 between Seller and Buyer(s).

TITLE:  Seller to pass title by Special Warranty Deed, subject only to the Permitted Exceptions.  Title Insurance to be used as evidence of marketable title and cost of the premium to be split 50-50 between Seller and Buyer(s).  The Buyer(s) shall receive (i) a current title commitment as part of the detail brochure, (ii) an updated title commitment with Buyer(s) name, lender, purchase price, and all supplements and additions thereto, and (iii) an owner’s title insurance policy in an amount equal to the Purchase Price after closing.  Property to be sold subject to (collectively, the “Permitted Exceptions”): existing roads and highways; the rights of tenants under unrecorded leases with Seller, if any; all exceptions to title appearing of record on Seller’s vesting deed to the Property at the time Seller took title; real estate taxes that are not due and payable as of the date of the closing;  all easements, servitudes, rights of way, encumbrances and matters of record or fact, including without limitation, all matters listed as exceptions in the title commitment for the owner’s title insurance policy to be furnished to Buyer(s) in connection herewith; all right, title and interest of third parties in and to oil, gas or other minerals concerning the Property under recorded instruments, as well as all rights, title and interest of third parties under existing oil, gas, or mineral leases concerning the Property; such matters that could be disclosed by a current survey of the Property prepared in accordance with the 2021 Minimum Standard Detail Requirements for ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys; and zoning, building, subdivision, and other restrictions and regulations of record.  Title commitments are available for review within the detail brochure and at the auction and title commitment and exceptions will be incorporated and made a part of the Agreement to Purchase.

POSSESSION:  Possession of the Property, subject to the Permitted Exceptions, shall be given to Buyer(s) at closing except for the following: Possession of property prior to closing would be available upon the Buyer (s) entering into an agreement with Seller to allow the following: Upon signing of Agreement to Purchase with Seller at the auction and the earnest money clearing the banking system and being legally sufficient funds, Buyer(s) may enter onto property and complete the necessary fieldwork to plant crops.  Any completion of fieldwork and planting of crops does not constitute a farm lease.  If Buyer(s) defaults and doesn’t close, all fieldwork, crop expenses, and earnest money is forfeited to Seller.  If closing does not occur due to the default of Seller, Seller to reimburse Buyer(s) for fieldwork completed at custom rates and invoiced crop expenses.

PROPERTY CONDITION:  The Property is being sold on a strictly “AS IS-WHERE IS” basis, and no warranty or representation, either expressed or implied, concerning the Property is made by the Seller or Reck Agri Realty & Auction unless agreed to in writing by Seller.  Each potential bidder is responsible for conducting his or her own independent inspections, investigations, inquiries, and due diligence concerning the Property.  All such due diligence shall be conducted and completed by each potential bidder prior to the auction.

WATER RIGHTS and EQUIPMENT:  Seller to convey, subject to the Permitted Exceptions, all Seller’s water rights, water wells, well permits, and equipment appurtenant to the Property whether for irrigation or livestock use including but not limited to well permits #G-129552, #G-129429, #G-129428, and #G-129501. Each of the wells are subject to the rules, regulations, and limitations of the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources and the Upper Niobrara White Natural Resource District. Water rights are being sold AS IS-WHERE IS without warranty or guarantee of any water right matters, pumping rates or adequacy of domestic/irrigation wells, and/or condition of all domestic or irrigation equipment. Seller to convey by bill of sale 4 electric motors, pumps, and pivots. See parcel information for the description of well permits and irrigation equipment.

GROWING CROPS:  No growing crops.

FSA DETERMINATION:  FSA base acres and yields to pass with the Parcels, Combos, or Single Unit as designated within the detail brochure.  Buyer(s) and Seller, at closing, to sign a memorandum of understanding stating the base acres and yields as designated within the detail brochure.

REAL ESTATE TAXES:  2021 real estate taxes due in 2022, to be paid by Seller. 2022 taxes due in 2023 are paid by the Buyer(s).

LEGAL DESCRIPTION:  Legal descriptions are subject to existing fence/field boundaries or land-use trades, if any.  If the Property is sold in multiple parcels and/or combos and a metes and bounds legal description in needed, Seller to pay for a survey prepared by a surveyor selected by Seller, acting with sole discretion.

MINERALS:  Seller to quitclaim, without any warranties of title, all OWNED mineral rights, if any, to Buyer(s).

NOXIOUS WEEDS:  There may be areas infested by noxious weeds, the location of and the density of noxious weeds is unknown at this time.

ACREAGES:  All stated acreages in the initial brochure, detail brochure, and visual presentation at the auction are approximate and are either obtained from aerial photos from the FSA office and/or county assessor records.  The county assessor records may indicate different acreages than the FSA office and no warranty is expressed or implied as to exact acreages of the Property.  All bids are for the total parcel without regard to exact acreage.  There will be no adjustment in purchase price if acreage is different than what is stated in this brochure and/or stated at the auction.

BIDDER REQUIREMENTS:  Prior to auction, Buyer(s) to review the terms and conditions as set forth in the Detail Brochure.  Detail Brochure may be obtained by visiting auction property page at, or by calling Reck Agri Realty & Auction.  Bidding via cell phone, internet, and/or bidding on someone’s behalf, must be approved by Reck Agri Realty & Auction 24 hours prior to auction.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:  The information contained in this brochure herein has either been given to us by the owner of the Property, or obtained from sources that we deem reliable, and is subject to verification by all parties relying on it.  We have no reason to doubt its accuracy, but we do not guarantee it.  Reck Agri Realty & Auction and the Seller assume no responsibility or liability for errors, omissions, corrections, or withdrawals.  The location maps, sketches, and dimensions are approximate, may not be survey accurate, and are for general location purposes only.  The prospective Buyer(s) should verify all information contained herein.  All equipment and improvements are to be sold AS IS-WHERE IS, without warranty, representation or recourse to Seller.  Reck Agri Realty & Auction and all other agents of Broker are or will be acting as a Limited Sellers Agent.  Announcements made by Reck Agri Realty & Auction, at the time of sale will take precedence over any previously printed material or other oral statements.  Reck Agri Realty & Auction reserves the right to require bank references upon request and reserves the right to refuse bids from any bidder. All decisions of the auctioneer at the auction are final. Bidding increments are at the discretion of the Broker.

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