Cass County, Iowa Farmland Values 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

Cass County Iowa Farmland Value Profile

Cass County Iowa Farmland Value Profile
  • The average value of farmland in Cass County is $10,821 per acre which is up $291 from 2022 to 2023.
  • The average price of tillable farmland per CSR2 point in Cass County is $136.97 for 2023 land auctions.
  • Cass County is ranked #74 in the state of Iowa in average dollars per acre for tillable farmland.
  • The highest sale of farmland in Cass County in 2023 was $14,500 per acre.
Location Southwest Iowa
County Size 564 sq. miles
Total Acres 331,362
Cropland Acres 287,811
Average Price Per Acre Farmland $10,821
Average Price Per Acre for Southwest, IA $9,505
CSR2 Weighted Average 69.5
CSR2 Cropland Average 79
State Average CSR2 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 $136.97
Average County Rent $268
Rent Range $222 - $317
Average rent for Southwest Iowa $265
Rent per CSR2 Point $3.39
Improved Permanent Pasture $101
Unimproved Permanent Pasture $66
Stalk Grazing per Acre $9
Hunting Rights per Acre $11
Towns: Anita, Cumberland, Lewis, Massena, Atlantic, Griswold, Mae, Wiota

Unincorporated Areas:

Townships: Bear Grove, Edna, Lincoln, Pymosa, Benton, Franklin, Massena, Union, Brighton, Grant, Noble, Victoria, Cass, Grove, Pleasant, Washington

History: Cass County is named in honor of Lewis Cass, a Michigan senator and an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for the presidency in 1848. The county was established within its present boundaries in 1851 and originated in 1853. Religious persecution was responsible for bringing the first people of European ancestry to Cass County. The Mormons, fleeing from Illinois, were the earliest settlers, and established a community at Indiantown in 1846. At Indiantown, two of the three commissioners selected to locate a county seat were chosen. The site they chose was one mile (1.6 km) from Indiantown and named Lewis. Most of the people and businesses in Indian Town moved to Lewis shortly after it was laid out. In 1856 a frame courthouse was built, and eight years later a small stone building was completed for the county treasurer’s office. In 1857 there was an attempt to relocate the county seat to Grove City; it was unsuccessful. On October 20, 1869, after a due canvass of the vote on the re-location of the county seat, the Board declared the city of Atlantic the county seat and ordered the county officers to that place. In 1872 the first courthouse built in Atlantic was completed. Until it was completed county offices were held in various empty buildings. Ten years later the county built its second courthouse at Atlantic. The $65,000 building was destroyed by a fire in 1932. The fire started in the clock tower and gutted all of the second floor. Most of the county records and equipment were saved. The present, fourth, courthouse was completed in 1934. While it was being built, county offices were located in the Atlantic Motors building, where an attempted robbery of the treasurer’s safe took place. The robbers were interrupted and escaped, but without any money. The final cost of the fourth courthouse was $130,000: $65,000 came from a county bond issue, $46,500 from insurance and the remaining was covered by a Public Works Administration federal grant. The concrete and brick building is three stories high. It was dedicated on December 26, 1934, with the main speaker being the Goveor of Iowa, Clyde L. Herring. The Board of Supervisors approved a new jail addition, which was dedicated in 1984.

Cass County Iowa Farmland Sales Resources

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Recent Farmland Sales in this County

1/20/24 240.02 Acres; $6,750/acre; 54.2 CSR2; 93.3% tillable

11/14/23 177.42 Acres; $13,900/acre; 80.2 CSR2; 96.8% tillable

10/5/23 120 Acres; $14,500/acre; 70.8 CSR2; 91% tillable

3/24/23 123 Acres; $5,000/acre; 64.1 CSR2; 85% tillable

3/21/23 47.31 Acres; $10,400/acre; 69.7 CSR2; 79% tillable

3/11/23 151 Acres; $12,900/acre; 70.4 CSR2; 95% tillable

2/24/23 240 Acres; $5,400/acre; 51 CSR2; 60% tillable

1/25/23 32.2 Acres; $13,400/acre; 88.2 CSR2; 88% tillable

1/25/23 30.13 Acres; $13,900/acre; 83.7 CSR2; 96% tillable

11/21/22 160 Acres; $11,900/acre; 63.1 CSR2; 88% tillable

10/11/22 155 Acres; $12,000/acre; 81.5 CSR2; 87% tillable

9/22/22 154.28 Acres; $15,200/acre; 71.5 CSR2; 92% tillable

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Cass County Iowa Farmland Sales

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Cass County Farmland Values and Averages

All farmland values for Cass 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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