DES MOINES, Iowa (NASS) – Cash rent paid for non-irrigated crop land in Iowa during 2014 averaged $260.00 per acre, an increase of $5.00 from 2013, according to the latest report released by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Non-irrigated cropland rents ranged from an average of $149.00 per acre in Appanoose County, to $322.00 per acre in Grundy County. Besides Grundy two other counties (Sioux and Ida) also averaged over $300.00 per acre in 2014. Eleven counties had average cash rents less than $200.00 per acre in 2014, compared with 15 counties in 2013. These 11 counties were all in the south-central and southeast districts.
Cash rent paid for pasture in Iowa averaged $50.00 per acre in 2014, up $1.00 from 2013. Average cash rents ranged from $33.50 per acre in Lee County to $74.00 per acre in Pottawattamie County.