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Latest on US Farmland Values

From USDA Land Values 2014 Summary, published August 2014

The United States farm real estate value, a measurement of the value of all land and buildings on farms, averaged $2,950 per acre for 2014, up 8.1 percent from 2013 values. Regional changes in the average value of farm real estate ranged from a 16.3 percent increase in the Northern Plains region to 1.1 percent increase in the Southeast region. The highest farm real estate values were in the Corn Belt region at $6,370 per acre. The Mountain region had the lowest farm real estate value at $1,070 per acre.

The United States cropland value increased by $290 per acre (7.6 percent) to $4,100 per acre from the previous year. In the Northern Plains region, the average cropland value increased 13.6 from the previous year. However, in the Mountain region, cropland values decreased by 5.1 percent.

The United States pasture value increased to $1,300 per acre, or 11.1 percent above 2013. The Southeast region had the smallest percentage increase in pasture value, 0.5 percent above 2013. The Northern Plains had the highest increase at 26.5 percent.

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Average Cropland and Pasture Values

Cropland Value by State1Click here for a PDF view of maps and charts showing the national average of cropland and pasture values according to USDA data.

Average Cash Rent by State

Cash Rent Averages