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Iowa Farmland Rental Rates 1994-2017 (USDA)

File C2-09
Updated August, 2017

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Cropland rental rates averaged $231 per acre in 2017, down $4 per acre from 2016. This was the third decrease in value since 1999. Cash rent for pastures averaged $54 per acre in 2017, showing a $2 increase for the second year. Rent as a percentage of land value was 2.9 percent for cropland and 1.7 percent for pasture.

For more localized information about cash rental rates, ask for the Cash Rental Rates for Iowa 2017 Survey (AgDM File C2-10) at the ISU Extension and Outreach office in your county or find it online at AgDM File C2-10.

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