Monday, August 21, 2017

INVITATION FOR BIDS -- LEASE OF STATE LANDS

INVITATION FOR BIDS
LEASE OF STATE LANDS
Sealed bids will be accepted by the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, Ag & Grazing Management Bureau, through August 31, 2017 for a 10-year agricultural & grazing lease on the following described lands in Stillwater County:
Lease A: Portions of T2N R22E Sections 7, 9, containing: 691.93 acres of dryland crop, 105.26 acres of dry land hay, and 7.39 acres of grazing land.
Lease B: Portions of T2N R22E Sections 17, 21, containing: 1113.89 acres of dryland crop, 34.41 acres of dry land hay.

The minimum bid rate is $448.32 based on a grazing carrying capacity of 32 AUMS at a rate of $14.01 per AUM plus a minimum rental of 25% cropshare on agricultural land, and a minimum of $250.00 for the rental of Ag storage sites.

By law all bids in order to be considered valid must include a deposit in the form of a certified check, cashiers check or money order in the amount equal to 100% of the amount bid for grazing, and $20.00 per acre for the Agricultural land, plus a non-refundable lease application fee of $25.00. In order to be considered, all bids must be accompanied with a completed application to lease state lands.

The State Board of Land Commissioners reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

Bid forms may be obtained from the Department at the above address or in person at 1539 11th Avenue, Helena or by calling 406-444-4951

Ag & Grazing Management Bureau
Montana DNRC

Published by SCN August 3, 10, 17, and 24, 2017

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