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Iowa Farmland Rental Rates 1994-2015 (USDA)

File C2-09
Updated August, 2015

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Cropland rental rates averaged $250 per acre in 2015, down $10 per acre from 2014. This was the first decrease in value since 1999. Cash rent for pastures averaged $50 per acre in 2015, showing no change from the previous year. Rent as a percentage of land value was 3.0% for cropland and 1.5% for pasture.

For more localized information about cash rental rates, ask for the Cash Rental Rates for Iowa 2015 Survey (AgDM File C2-10) at the ISU Extension and Outreach office in your county or find it online at AgDM File C2-10.

Estimated Farmland Rental Rates - Iowa


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