Iowa Farmland Market Insights

September 2021

The average price of farmland across the state of Iowa is always changing.  As 2021 passed we saw significant gains in the value of farmland. Farmland price appreciation by the end of December 2021 would reach a whopping 29% with the majority of the gain coming in the final 6 months of the year.  As we reached 2022, we continued to see the same rate of gain as farm economics improved, commodity prices rose and the Ukrainian Russian conflict boiled over into the export markets.  The world economics of fuel prices has played a role in 2022 gains as other export countries struggle with diesel supplies and prices giving US agriculture a significant short term opportunity.  

2022 Iowa Farmland Prices Update

As we move through 2022, we will see Fed hike interest rate to slow the economy which are inevitable at this point.  If and what impact that might have on land buyers in the Midwest is yet to be seen but certainly higher interest rates for mortgages are very likely to put pressure on land prices.  Recession is likely to rear its head in the US economy in 2022 as inflation soars across the country.  Farmland is considered a recession proof asset by many and recession may offset the effects of rising interest rates in terms of demand and prices.  Selling farmland in a recession is a pretty safe bet you will have buyer demand as they flee from other less desirable recession time investments.

Iowa Land Prices at A Glance

Our Iowa Farmland Price Heatmaps have been a huge help for people that want to visiuliaze and research farmland prices in Iowa.  Here you can research your farm’s proximity or the statewide market and see individual sale results, average prices per acre, average price per CSR2 point as well as volumes of sales and the number of acres sold.  Use this market price research tool right here at DreamDirt.  Click the Iowa map to get started.

Iowa Farmland Values Per County

County Name State Average County CSR2 Average Price of Farmland Per Acre Average  Price Per  CSR2 Point Percent Rank $ Per Acre 1= Highest 0 Equals Lowest Percent Rank by $/CSR2 1= Highest 0 = Lowest Land Price Area
Adair County Iowa 56.9 $5,634 $99.02 0.163 0.082 Southwest Iowa
Adam County Iowa 55.2 $4,966 $89.96 0.082 0.02 Southwest Iowa
Allamakee County Iowa 41.5 $5,378 $129.59 0.122 0.755 Northeast Iowa
Appanoose County Iowa 41.3 $3,891 $94.21 0.01 0.041 South Central Iowa
Audubon County Iowa 60.5 $7,789 $128.74 0.48 0.735 West Central Iowa
Benton County Iowa 72.8 $8,628 $118.52 0.755 0.459 East Central Iowa
Black Hawk County Iowa 72.1 $9,179 $127.31 0.888 0.684 Northeast Iowa
Boone County Iowa 72.3 $8,890 $122.96 0.847 0.582 Central Iowa
Bremer County Iowa 73.4 $8,559 $116.61 0.724 0.398 Northeast Iowa
Buchanan County Iowa 71.1 $8,366 $117.67 0.653 0.429 Northeast Iowa
Buena Vista County Iowa 72.4 $9,361 $129.30 0.949 0.745 Northwest Iowa
Butler County Iowa 72.5 $8,052 $111.06 0.571 0.316 North Central Iowa
Calhoun County Iowa 77.4 $9,335 $120.61 0.939 0.52 West Central Iowa
Carroll County Iowa 68 $8,834 $129.91 0.806 0.765 West Central Iowa
Cass County Iowa 62.6 $6,825 $109.03 0.276 0.224 Southwest Iowa
Cedar County Iowa 77.5 $8,737 $112.74 0.776 0.347 East Central Iowa
Cerro Gordo County Iowa 71.4 $7,762 $108.71 0.459 0.214 North Central Iowa
Cherokee County Iowa 62.7 $9,023 $143.91 0.867 0.939 Northwest Iowa
Chickasaw County Iowa 69.4 $7,602 $109.54 0.398 0.276 Northeast Iowa
Clarke County Iowa 40.1 $4,382 $109.28 0.041 0.255 South Central Iowa
Clay County Iowa 67.7 $8,872 $131.05 0.837 0.786 Northwest Iowa
Clayton County Iowa 48.1 $6,532 $135.80 0.194 0.837 Northeast Iowa
Clinton County Iowa 62.4 $7,758 $124.33 0.449 0.633 East Central Iowa
Crawford County Iowa 59 $8,250 $139.83 0.633 0.898 West Central Iowa
Dallas County Iowa 73.6 $7,998 $108.67 0.551 0.204 Central Iowa
Davis County Iowa 39.9 $4,921 $123.33 0.071 0.592 Southeast Iowa
Decatur County Iowa 35.1 $3,849 $109.66 0 0.286 South Central Iowa
Delaware County Iowa 63 $8,622 $136.86 0.745 0.878 Northeast Iowa
Des Moines County Iowa 63 $7,224 $114.67 0.347 0.367 Southeast Iowa
Dickinson County Iowa 63.2 $8,595 $136.00 0.735 0.847 Northwest Iowa
Dubuque County Iowa 51.3 $7,678 $149.67 0.418 0.969 Northeast Iowa
Emmet County Iowa 66.8 $8,556 $128.08 0.714 0.714 Northwest Iowa
Fayette County Iowa 64.3 $8,088 $125.79 0.592 0.653 Northeast Iowa
Floyd County Iowa 75.5 $7,673 $101.63 0.408 0.143 North Central Iowa
Franklin County Iowa 76.8 $7,856 $102.29 0.51 0.153 North Central Iowa
Fremont County Iowa 65.1 $6,577 $101.03 0.204 0.133 Southwest Iowa
Greene County Iowa 76.4 $8,336 $109.11 0.643 0.235 West Central Iowa
Grundy County Iowa 84.7 $9,247 $109.17 0.908 0.245 Central Iowa
Guthrie County Iowa 55.7 $7,080 $127.11 0.337 0.673 West Central Iowa
Hamilton County Iowa 75.5 $9,198 $121.83 0.898 0.551 Central Iowa
Hancock County Iowa 71.4 $7,812 $109.41 0.5 0.265 North Central Iowa
Hardin County Iowa 75.9 $8,531 $112.40 0.694 0.337 Central Iowa
Harrison County Iowa 54.4 $7,376 $135.59 0.388 0.827 West Central Iowa
Henry County Iowa 60.4 $6,663 $110.31 0.235 0.296 Southeast Iowa
Howard County Iowa 69.4 $6,965 $100.36 0.286 0.112 Northeast Iowa
Humboldt County Iowa 74.8 $8,732 $116.74 0.765 0.408 North Central Iowa
Ida County Iowa 60.1 $8,534 $142.00 0.704 0.918 West Central Iowa
Iowa County Iowa 60.6 $7,771 $128.23 0.469 0.724 East Central Iowa
Jackson County Iowa 47.3 $7,056 $149.18 0.316 0.959 East Central Iowa
Jasper County Iowa 64.1 $7,943 $123.92 0.541 0.622 Central Iowa
Jefferson County Iowa 56.6 $5,611 $99.13 0.153 0.092 Southeast Iowa
Johnson County Iowa 67.5 $8,864 $131.32 0.827 0.806 East Central Iowa
Jones County Iowa 61.2 $7,802 $127.48 0.49 0.694 East Central Iowa
Keokuk County Iowa 59.6 $6,653 $111.63 0.224 0.327 Southeast Iowa
Kossuth County Iowa 70.4 $8,404 $119.38 0.673 0.48 North Central Iowa
Lee County Iowa 47.8 $6,618 $138.45 0.214 0.888 Southeast Iowa
Linn County Iowa 65.8 $8,961 $136.19 0.857 0.867 East Central Iowa
Louisa County Iowa 62.6 $7,746 $123.74 0.439 0.612 Southeast Iowa
Lucas County Iowa 39.7 $4,061 $102.29 0.02 0.163 South Central Iowa
Lyon County Iowa 59.5 $10,028 $168.54 0.969 0.99 Northwest Iowa
Madison County Iowa 53.6 $6,236 $116.34 0.184 0.388 South Central Iowa
Mahaska County Iowa 68.1 $6,790 $99.71 0.255 0.102 Southeast Iowa
Marion County Iowa 56.1 $6,754 $120.39 0.245 0.51 South Central Iowa
Marshall County Iowa 75.9 $8,146 $107.33 0.612 0.184 Central Iowa
Mills County Iowa 64.1 $7,238 $112.92 0.357 0.357 Southwest Iowa
Mitchell County Iowa 77.7 $8,065 $103.80 0.582 0.173 North Central Iowa
Monona County Iowa 50.4 $6,795 $134.82 0.265 0.816 West Central Iowa
Monroe County Iowa 40.6 $5,069 $124.85 0.102 0.643 South Central Iowa
Montgomery County Iowa 63.5 $6,042 $95.15 0.173 0.051 Southwest Iowa
Muscatine, County Iowa 65 $8,033 $123.58 0.561 0.602 East Central Iowa
O'Brien County Iowa 71.8 $10,656 $148.41 0.99 0.949 Northwest Iowa
Osceola County Iowa 68 $9,256 $149.18 0.918 0.857 Northwest Iowa
Page County Iowa 63.2 $5,509 $87.17 0.133 0.01 Southwest Iowa
Palo Alto County Iowa 69.1 $8,438 $122.11 0.684 0.561 Northwest Iowa
Plymouth County Iowa 55.8 $9,452 $169.39 0.959 1 Northwest Iowa
Pocahontas County Iowa 74 $8,849 $119.58 0.816 0.49 Northwest Iowa
Polk County Iowa 74.2 $8,225 $110.85 0.622 0.306 Central Iowa
Pottawattamie County Iowa 60.8 $7,907 $130.05 0.531 0.776 Southwest Iowa
Poweshiek County Iowa 65 $7,731 $118.94 0.429 0.469 East Central Iowa
Ringgold County Iowa 45.7 $4,459 $97.57 0.051 0.071 South Central Iowa
Sac County Iowa 70.8 $9,290 $131.21 0.929 0.796 West Central Iowa
Scott County Iowa 74.2 $10,659 $143.65 1 0.929 East Central Iowa
Shelby County Iowa 65.3 $7,878 $120.64 0.52 0.531 West Central Iowa
Sioux County Iowa 64.8 $10,549 $162.79 0.98 0.98 Northwest Iowa
Story County Iowa 77.6 $9,139 $117.77 0.878 0.439 Central Iowa
Tama County Iowa 70.7 $8,113 $114.75 0.602 0.378 East Central Iowa
Taylor County Iowa 52.7 $4,557 $86.47 0.061 0 Southwest Iowa
Union County Iowa 55.1 $5,055 $91.74 0.092 0.031 South Central Iowa
Van Buren County Iowa 42.9 $5,260 $122.61 0.112 0.571 Southeast Iowa
Wapello County Iowa 46.8 $5,522 $117.99 0.143 0.449 Southeast Iowa
Warren County Iowa 54.7 $6,982 $127.64 0.296 0.704 South Central Iowa
Washington County Iowa 66.6 $8,386 $125.92 0.663 0.663 Southeast Iowa
Wayne County Iowa 42.7 $4,110 $96.25 0.031 0.061 South Central Iowa
Webster County Iowa 75 $8,798 $117.31 0.796 0.418 Central Iowa
Winnebago County Iowa 68 $7,357 $108.19 0.378 0.194 North Central Iowa
Winneshiek County Iowa 58.1 $7,065 $121.60 0.327 0.541 Northeast Iowa
Woodbury County Iowa 49.7 $7,017 $141.19 0.306 0.908 West Central Iowa
Worth County Iowa 72.8 $7,311 $100.43 0.367 0.122 North Central Iowa
Wright County Iowa 73.1 $8,765 $119.90 0.786 0.5 North Central Iowa

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Farmland Prices in Each Iowa County

If you are interested in learning more about farmland prices on the county level you can find a link to each Iowa county with very detailed information about dollars per CSR2 point, average farmland rental rates, average soil productivity and resources for farmland sales in each Iowa county.

Adair County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Adams County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Allamakee County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Appanoose County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Audubon County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Benton County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Black Hawk County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Boone County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Bremer County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Buchanan County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Buena Vista County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Butler County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Calhoun County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Carroll County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Cass County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Cedar County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Cerro Gordo County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Cherokee County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Chickasaw County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Clarke County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Clay County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Clayton County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Clinton County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Crawford County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Dallas County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Davis County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Decatur County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Delaware County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Des Moines County Iowa Land Auction

Dickinson County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Dubuque County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Emmet County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Fayette County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Floyd County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Franklin County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Fremont County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Greene County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Grundy County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Guthrie County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Hamilton County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Hancock County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Hardin County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Harrison County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Henry County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Howard County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Humboldt County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Ida County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Iowa County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Jackson County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Jasper County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Jefferson County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Johnson County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Jones County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Keokuk County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Kossuth County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Lee County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Linn County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Louisa County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Lucas County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Lyon County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Madison County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Mahaska County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Marion County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Marshall County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Mills County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Mitchell County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Monona County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Monroe County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Montgomery County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Muscatine County Iowa  Farmland Prices

O’Brien County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Osceola County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Page County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Palo Alto County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Plymouth County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Pocahontas County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Polk County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Pottawattamie County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Poweshiek County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Ringgold County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Sac County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Scott County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Shelby County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Sioux County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Story County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Tama County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Taylor County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Union County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Van Buren County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Wapello County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Warren County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Washington County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Wayne County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Webster County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Winnebago County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Winneshiek County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Woodbury County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Worth County Iowa  Farmland Prices

Wright County Iowa  Farmland Prices

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