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Iowa Farmland Rental Rates 1994-2016 (USDA)

File C2-09
Updated August, 2016

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Cropland rental rates averaged $235 per acre in 2016, down $15 per acre from 2015. This was the second decrease in value since 1999. Cash rent for pastures averaged $52 per acre in 2016, showing a $2 increase from the previous year. Rent as a percentage of land value was 2.9% for cropland and 1.5% for pasture.

For more localized information about cash rental rates, ask for the Cash Rental Rates for Iowa 2016 Survey (AgDM File C2-10) at the ISU Extension and Outreach office in your county or find it online at AgDM File C2-10.


Ann M. Johanns, extension program specialist, 641-732-5574, aholste@iastate.edu