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USDA Farmland Cash Rental Rates

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September 7, 2021 - Author: ,

The “USDA Farmland Cash Rental Rates” document is a listing of the county rental rates dating from 2010 to the 2021 year.  The information was obtained from the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) and is based on their survey results from producers.  

It is important to remember that land rent prices vary tremendously from county to county. In Michigan, the higher productivity soils tend to command a higher price. This includes tile drained areas where specialty crops are grown, such as sugar beets and vegetables.

Other factors can impact the price that farmers are willing and able to pay for land rent.  Some of these factors can include field size, access, soil type, soil fertility, previous cropping history, and proximity to their farm operation. 

Looking at this report will give you a place to start, but may not reflect the true value of the farmland.  To assist in determining what a reasonable rate is for your production area, please see the MSU Extension factsheet "Farmland Rent Considerations."

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Tags: agriculture, beginning farmer, farm management, field crops, fruit & nuts, land access, msu extension, vegetables


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Jonathan LaPorte

Jonathan LaPorte
laportej@msu.edu

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