Buchanan County, Iowa Farmland Prices and Land Auction Information

The following information is from Iowa State University’s Land Survey that’s released each December. It is only a guide and won’t apply exactly to your farmland.  Last update 12/2023. Data on this page can be up to 12 months old. To see current Iowa land prices and most recent farmland sales results click here

Buchanan County Iowa Farmland Value Profile

Buchanan County Iowa Farmland Value Profile
  • The average value of farmland in Buchanan County is $13,152 per acre which is up $479 from 2022 to 2023.
  • The average price of tillable farmland per CSR2 point in Buchanan County is $160.39 for 2023 land auctions.
  • Buchanan County is ranked 33 in the state of Iowa in average dollars per acre for tillable farmland.
  • The highest sale of farmland in Buchanan County in 2023 was $18,500 per acre.
Location Northeast Iowa
County Size 571 sq. miles
Total Acres 336,863
Cropland Acres 303,756
Average Price Per Acre Farmland $13,152
Average Price Per Acre for Northeast, IA $12,060
CSR2 Weighted Average 75.8
CSR2 Cropland Average 82
State Average CSR2 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 $160.39
Average County Rent $285
Rent Range $230 - $345
Average rent for Northeast Iowa $307
Rent per CSR2 Point $3.43
Improved Permanent Pasture $87
Unimproved Permanent Pasture $60
Stalk Grazing per Acre $13
Hunting Rights per Acre $15

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Towns: Aurora, Independence, Rowley, Brandon, Jesup, Stanley, Fairbank, Lamont, Winthrop, Hazelton, Quasqueton

Unincorporated Areas: Bryantsburg, Littleton, Otterville, Doris, Monti, Shady Grove, Gatesville

Townships: Buffalo, Homer, Perry, Byron, Jefferson, Sumner, Cono, Liberty, Washington, Fairbank, Madison, Westburg, Fremont, Middlefield, Hazleton, Newton


Buchanan County, situated in northeastern Iowa, has a history shaped by Native American presence, European-American settlement, and agricultural development. Originally inhabited by Native American tribes such as the Meskwaki (Fox) and Sioux, the region saw the arrival of European-American settlers in the mid-19th century. Buchanan County was officially established on December 21, 1837, and it was named after James Buchanan, who later became the 15th President of the United States.

Pioneer settlers were attracted to the area’s fertile soil, leading to the establishment of farms and communities. The county’s economy became centered around agriculture, with crops like corn and soybeans playing a significant role.

Independence, the county seat, became a hub for community activities and commerce. Buchanan County’s growth was influenced by transportation developments, including the construction of railroads that facilitated the movement of goods and people.

Buchanan County Iowa Farmland Sales Resources

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Recent Farmland Sales in this County

2/15/24 80 Acres; $14,250/acre; 86.9 CSR2; 95% tillable

2/15/24 80 Acres; $14,400/acre; 84.3 CSR2; 94.4% tillable

12/6/23 36.88 Acres; $14,000/acre; 56.9 CSR2; 94.6% tillable

12/6/23 39 Acres; $18,500/acre; 88.6 CSR2; 100% tillable

12/6/23 75.58 Acres; $14,100/acre; 82.8 CSR2; 100% tillable

10/6/23 74 Acres; $14,000/acre; 84.4 CSR2; 68.3% tillable

10/6/23 88.85 Acres; $10,000/acre; 82.1 CSR2; 88.8% tillable

10/6/23 129.42 Acres; $15,850/acre; 88.7 CSR2; 95% tillable

9/28/23 210.84 Acres; $16,700/acre; 78 CSR2; 100% tillable

7/20/23 116.25 acres $11,750/acre; 77.7 CSR2; $151.22/CSR2; 97% tillable

7/20/23 136 acres $11,750/acre; 83.1 CSR2; $141.40/CSR2; 94% tillable

6/15/23 37.11 acres; $14,550/acre; 85 CSR2; $171.18/CSR2; 100% tillable

6/15/23 25.44 Acres; $13,525/acre; 79.8 CSR2; 98% tillable

3/29/23 60 Acres; $8,100/acre; 74.7 CSR2; 80% tillable

3/3/23 79 Acres; $15,200/acre; 87.3 CSR2; 100% tillable

3/3/23 154.27 Acres; $17,900/acre; 89 CSR2; 101% tillable

3/3/23 76.17 Acres; $10,900/acre; 67.7 CSR2; 86% tillable

2/15/23 129.5 acres; $6,950/acre; $102.51/CSR2; 72% tillable

8/23/22 158.02 Acres; $9,300/acre; 85.9 CSR2; 86.44% tillable

8/23/22 37.25 Acres; $7,600/acre; 85.8 CSR2; 90% tillable

8/18/22 50.23 Acres; $14,306/acre; 70.3 CSR2; 92% tillable

6/21/22 74 acres; $12,500/acre; 69.5 CSR2; $179.86/CSR2; 97.18% tillable

6/21/22 117 acres; $17,500/acre; 89.4 CSR2; $195.75/CSR2; 98.73% tillable

6/16/22 77.75 acres; $12,000/acres; 74 CSR2; $162.16/CSR2; 95.33% tillable

4/14/22 60 acres; 52.1 tillable acres; $10,300/tillable acre; 71.2 CSR2; $144.66/CSR2; $536,630; 86.83% tillable

4/14/22 134 acres; 130.55 tillable acres; $7,650/tillable acre; 51.9 CSR2; $147.40/CSR2; $998,707.50; 97.43% tillable

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Buchanan County Iowa Farmland Sales

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Buchanan County Farmland Values and Averages

All farmland values for Buchanan County are stated as averages and are not a guarantee of value in any given situation.  If you need a written farmland appraisal you should call us at 855-376-3478 to discuss how we can help you. Farmland prices can change quickly and some information on this website can be up to 12 months old depending on when you view it.  All sale results are dated so you can see the date of the sale however averages are calculated in December of each year and are based on a September to September study.

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