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Public auctions to lease state trust lands dryland agriculture 
 


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July 21, 2014

Public auctions to lease state trust lands for dryland agriculture 
Two leases in Franklin County for sealed-bid auction on August 12

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is offering two dryland agriculture leases at sealed bid public auctions on August 12, 2014, at DNR’s Southeast Region office in Ellensburg at 2:00 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.

The auctions are for rights to lease common school trust lands in Franklin County for dryland agriculture.

 What:Sealed Bid Public Lease Auctions
 When:August 12, 2014

 Time:

2:00 p.m. for proposed Lease No. 12-C56357 (160 acres)
2:30 p.m. for proposed Lease No. 12-D56278 (480 acres)

 Place:

 

DNR Southeast Region Office
713 Bowers Road
Ellensburg, WA 98926-930
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Information about the parcels, proposed leases, auction procedures, and bidders’ qualification requirements can be found on DNR’s website.

For more information, contact Lease Marketing Manager Kathleen Beach at 509-925-0912 or kathleen.beach@dnr.wa.gov, or Palouse Unit Land Manager Ryan Cloud at 509-545-2025 or ryan.cloud@dnr.wa.gov.

Dryland Agriculture Lease No. 12-C56357 is a 160-acre lease which includes 77.31 acres dryland agriculture (cereal grains) land, 53.30 acres Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) land, and 29.39 acres Conservation Leave land. The parcel is 9 miles south of Connell, off Fishook-Elgin Road. The lease has a ten-year term, and bidders may submit a bid for this lease for either a cash-rent or crop-share rental structure for the dryland crop acres. See proposed leases and notice for more information on lease terms and the auction process. Sealed bid packets must be received no later than 2 p.m., August 12, 2014.

Dryland Agriculture Lease No. 12-D56278 is a 480-acre lease which includes 227.7 acres Dryland Agriculture (cereal grains) land, 239.7 acres Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) land, and 12.6 acres Conservation Leave land. The parcel is located 9 miles south of Connell, off Coordes Road. The lease has a ten-year term, and bidders may submit a bid for this lease for either a cash-rent or crop-share rental structure for the dryland crop acres. See proposed leases and notice for more information on lease terms and the auction process. Sealed bid packets must be received no later than 2:30 pm., August 12, 2014.

About state trust lands
DNR manages 2.9 million acres of state-owned trust lands, providing revenue for specific beneficiaries and many benefits for the public. Revenue from state trust lands helps fund construction of public schools statewide and supports state universities, prisons, and other institutions, along with services in many counties.

Peter Goldmark is Washington’s 13th Commissioner of Public Lands since statehood in 1889.

Media Contact: Bob Redling, Senior Communications Manager, 360-902-1149, bob.redling@dnr.wa.gov

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