403.2 total acres of mostly Class 2 soil, level to grade, planted to 369.5 acres of producing French prunes (organic & conventional), producing Manzanillo olives and pre-production almonds. Irrigation water is delivered by (2) irrigation wells and 15Hp lift pump located at the water retention pond. Primary irrigation system is flood using underground mainlines and risers. Some of the olive blocks are irrigated using double drip line and the almond blocks are irrigated by micro sprinklers. The farmstead area on the southside of County Road 33 is improved with shop, domestic well, septic and room for staging equipment and harvest activities.
Property: 403.2 total acres of mostly Class 2 soil, level to grade, planted to 369.5 acres of producing French prunes (organic & conventional), producing Manzanillo olives and pre-production almonds. Irrigation water is delivered by (2) irrigation wells and 15Hp lift pump located at the water retention pond. Primary irrigation system is flood using underground mainlines and risers. Some of the olive blocks are irrigated using double drip line and the almond blocks are irrigated by micro sprinklers. The farmstead area on the southside of County Road 33 is improved with shop, domestic well, septic and room for staging equipment and harvest activities.
Location: Northeast of Willows and east of Artois approximately one mile on north and south sides of County Road 33 and runs east to County Road N and M. The property has approximately one mile of county road frontage along the south side of County Road 33 and one-half mile of frontage along the north side of County Road 33. The neighborhood is primarily agricultural with row crop and orchard plantings. Access to the farmstead is from County Road 33 which is adjacent to County Road 33 to the south. The address is 6783 County Road 33, Artois, CA 95963.
Water: Irrigation water is provided by (2) agricultural wells one on each side of County Road 33. The north well is 16” casing with a 125 HP deep turbine pump and variable frequency drive electrical panel. The south well, located at farm headquarters, was drilled in 1973 to a depth of 380 feet. This well has a diesel motor with 125 HP Amarillo Gearhead driving a 10” deep well turbine pump. Water for the farmstead is provided by a domestic well with submersible pump the shop building.
Irrigation: Underground concrete pipelines distribute flood water to the fields. The almonds are single line micro jets fed by the diesel engine. All the orchard blocks can be irrigated by both wells as the pipelines are tied together. Water flooding movement is east to west and north to south. All fields are well drained with engineered fall rates conducive to flood irrigation. Most fields drain to a central one-acre retention pond with 15 Hp turbine pump to return water to the fields. The property maybe eligible to be annexed into the Orland Artois Irrigation District.
Soils: Per USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, 82 % of the soils are rated Class 2; Tm – Tehama silt loam, Tb – Tehama loam & AoA – Arbuckle gravelly loam. The balance of the soil is rated Class 4; Czr – Cortina very gravelly sandy loam. During initial leveling in 1973 approximately 18” of topsoil was placed over the Cortina soil locations which makes the soil adaptable to all crops grown in the area. Topography is level to grade.
Prunes: The prunes were planted in two stages between 1994 and 1996. While the rootstock is primarily 29-C, the replants are Mariani. There are 308 acres planted to producing prunes in 6 separate fields, 196 acres farmed conventional, 93 acres farm organic. The tree spacing is 17’ x 20’ and 18’ x 20’. Overall orchard condition is fair with the trees nearing the end of their economic life.
Olives: The olives were planted between 1975 and 1980. There are 32 acres of Manzanillo table olives planted in 3 blocks. 2 of 3 blocks are Irrigated by double line drip, the other is flood irrigated. The overall condition is good with excellent growth for age of the trees.
Almonds: A total of 30 acres of almonds with 20 acres planted in 2018 and an additional 10 acres planted in 2021. Irrigated by diesel pump through microjet sprinklers. Tree spacing is 12’ x 18’. Varieties are 50% Nonpareil, 25% Monterey & 25% Aldrich. Overall, the almonds look in good condition. The almonds are leased to a Tenant under a long-term lease. Terms include Tenant paying all cultural costs and paying Landlord $100.00 per acre or 10% of gross revenue, whichever is higher. A new owner is required to assume this lease or propose an alternative to the Tenant.
Zoning: Both parcels are in Glenn County and enrolled in the Williamson Act also known as the California Land Conservation Act. The parcel (N) of Road 33 known as APN 024-070-006-000 is a total of 158.92 acres. The parcel (S) of Road 33 is known as APN (020-020-001-000 is a total of 244.32 acres. The property is zoned AP, 80 acre minimum. Per FEMA Panel, the property is located in an “X” flood zone and is not in a hazard flood zone inundated by 100-year flooding.
Building Improvements: There is one building site located along the south side of County Road 33. The site is improved with a shop and various site improvements. A 2,250 sq. ft. shop, wood frame, metal siding, arched metal roof, concrete floor with concrete aprons, exhaust piping for heat, overhead lights, electrical outlets, plumbing, 18’ eaves, 56 sq ft bathroom, 990 sq ft lean-to east side. Shop is in in fair condition.
Building Improvements(cont.): Additional site improvements include domestic well with submersible pump and galvanized tank, septic system, gravel road base, propane tank, 2 -5000 gallon above ground fuel tanks and 1- 1000 gallon above ground fuel tank.
Crops: The 2022 crops are included with expedited close of escrow and Buyer reimbursement to Seller of cultural costs from November, 2021 to close of escrow.
Mineral Rights: Oil, gas and minerals rights owned by Seller are included in the sale.
Depreciation: Improvements such as the trees, irrigation wells, irrigation systems and buildings may offer useful deprecation advantages to a prospective Buyer.
Opportunity: +/- 403 contiguous acres of primarily Class 2 level soils with good groundwater located in an excellent farming area in central Glenn County plus excellent access to Interstate 5. It is located in a good groundwater area and soils and water will support most crops grown in Northern California
Listing Price: $7,300,000, cash to Seller