Taylor 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

Taylor County Iowa Farmland Value Profile

Taylor County Iowa Farmland Value Profile
  • The average value of farmland in Taylor County is $7,158 per acre which is up $382 from 2022 to 2023.
  • The average price of tillable farmland per CSR2 point in Taylor County is $88.37 for 2023 land auctions.
  • Taylor County is ranked #93 in the state of Iowa in average dollars per acre for tillable farmland.
  • The highest sale of farmland in Taylor County in 2023 was $10,300 per acre.
Location Southwest, Iowa
County Size 534 sq. miles
Total Acres 291,497
Cropland Acres 228,964
Average Price Per Acre Farmland $7,158
Average Price Per Acre for Southwest, IA $9,505
CSR2 Weighted Average 58.5
CSR2 Cropland Average 81
State Average CSR2 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 $88.37
Average County Rent $261
Rent Range $213-$310
Average rent for Southwest, Iowa $265
Rent per CSR2 Point $3.22
Improved Permanent Pasture $101
Unimproved Permanent Pasture $66
Stalk Grazing per Acre $9
Hunting Rights per Acre $11

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Towns: Bedford, Clearfield, Gravity, New Market, Blockton, Conway, Lenox, Sharpsburg

Unincorporated Areas: Athelstan

Townships: Nodaway, Holt, Grove, Platte, Dallas, Washington, Marshall, Grant, Mason, Benton, Bedford, Clayton, Gay, Polk, Ross, Jackson, Jefferson


Taylor County, Iowa was established on January 15, 1847, and it is named after General Zachary Taylor, who later became the 12th President of the United States. The county seat of Taylor County is Bedford.

As with many other counties in Iowa, Taylor County’s early history is closely tied to agriculture. The fertile land attracted settlers who established farms, and agriculture has been a significant part of the county’s economy.

One notable feature of Taylor County is its role in the development of the American Standardbred horse. The town of Bedford was the birthplace of the famous trotting horse, Dan Patch, who became a legendary figure in harness racing during the early 20th century.

Over the years, Taylor County has experienced changes and developments, contributing to the broader history of Iowa. The county’s communities have played a role in shaping its cultural heritage, and like other Iowa counties, it reflects the state’s agricultural roots. Today, Taylor County is known for its rural character, agriculture, and contributions to the history of horse racing.

Taylor County Iowa Farmland Sales Resources

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Recent Farmland Sales in this County

11/9/23 112 Acres; $7,321/acre; 58.7 CSR2; 38.9% tillable

11/9/23 80 Acres; $10,300/acre; 68.3 CSR2; 55% tillable

9/21/23 120 Acres; $9,100/acre; 55.8 CSR2; 95% tillable

4/12/22 170 acres; 101 tillable acres; $6,600/acre; 60.3 CSR2; $109.45/CSR2; $666,600; 59.41% tillable

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Taylor County Iowa Farmland Sales

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Taylor County Farmland Values and Averages

All farmland values for Taylor 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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