The 2012 Iowa Land Value Survey, directed by Michael Duffy, Iowa State University extension farm management specialist and professor of economics, is a topic of great interest. The 2012 land value survey covers one of the most remarkable years in Iowa land value history. The survey has been conducted annually since 1941, and is the only statewide survey that collects information on land values in each of Iowa's 99 counties.
Results of the 2012 Iowa Land Value Survey were announced at a news conference at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11. View the video archive of the news conference.
News release on 2012 Land Values distributed on Dec. 11, 2012.
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Map 1: 2012 and 2011 Iowa Land Values, by county
Map 2: Percentage Change in Iowa Land Values, 2011 to 2012
Map 3: 2012 Iowa Land Values, by Crop Reporting District
Map 4: Percentage Change in Iowa Land Values, 2011 to 2012 (ranking)
Map 5: 2012 Iowa Land Values (dollar ranking)
Camera-ready copies (PDF)
A camera ready version of the five maps listed above and the table, Comparative Iowa Land Values, 2011 to 2012
Complete slide show
Prepared for the Dec. 11, 2012, news conference; or view as PowerPoint slides
This briefing paper prepared by Michael Duffy contains additional Iowa Land Value Survey information.
For Iowa Land Value Survey information, including county and crop district data for 1950 - 2000, visit the Iowa Community Indicators Program data site at http://www.icip.iastate.edu/tables/agriculture.