The sale of 73 acres of farmland near Sheldon appears have set the record price for Iowa ag land. Mark Zomer of the Zomer Company Realty and Auction of Rock Valley handled the sale last Friday.
A month ago, 53 acres of Plymouth County farm ground between Marcus and Remsen sold for over 26-thousand dollars an acre. Zomer says the parcel he sold in Sioux County on Friday is highly-rated cropland.
Zomer says the buyer is adding the 73 acres to a family operation. There’s only so much farm ground for sale and, according to Zomer, that makes the land market very strong.
The land that sold for 30-thousand dollars an acre last Friday is located between Sheldon and Boyden.