Van Buren 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

Van Buren County Iowa Farmland Value Profile

Van Buren County Iowa Farmland Value Profile
  • The average value of farmland in Van Buren County is $8,321 per acre which is up $866 from 2022 to 2023.
  • The average price of tillable farmland per CSR2 point in Van Buren County is $110.95 for 2023 land auctions.
  • Van Buren County is ranked 88 in the state of Iowa in average dollars per acre for tillable farmland.
  • The highest sale of farmland in Van Buren County in 2023 was $9,800 per acre.
Location Southeast, Iowa
County Size 485 sq. miles
Total Acres 257,227
Cropland Acres 171,564
Average Price Per Acre Farmland $8,321
Average Price Per Acre for Southeast, IA $10,460
CSR2 Weighted Average 49
CSR2 Cropland Average 75
State Average CSR2 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 $110.95
Average County Rent $202
Rent Range $156-$243
Average rent for Southeast, Iowa $252
Rent per CSR2 Point $2.77
Improved Permanent Pasture $79
Unimproved Permanent Pasture $56
Stalk Grazing per Acre $13
Hunting Rights per Acre $16

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Towns: Birmingham, Cantril, Keosauqua, Mount Sterling, Bonaparte, Milton, Stockport

Unincorporated Areas: Douds, Leando, Iowaville, Lebanon, Mt. Zion, Pittsburg, Selma, Winchester

Townships: Birmingham, Farmington, Union, Boneparte, Harrisburg, Van Buren, Cedar, Jackson, Veon, Chequest, Keosauqua, Village, Des Moines, Lick Creek, Washington

History: Van Buren County was formed on December 7, 1836. It was named for President Martin Van Buren. The county’s courthouse was built in September 1843 in the style of Greek Revival and stands as Iowa’s oldest, and the nation’s second oldest, courthouse in operation.

Van Buren County Iowa Farmland Sales Resources

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Recent Farmland Sales in this County

8/8/23 80 Acres; $8,400/acre; 37.4 CSR2; 59% tillable

8/8/23 20 Acres; $9,600/acre; 55.4 CSR2; 69% tillable

8/8/23 96 Acres; $9,800/acre; 64 CSR2; 77.7% tillable

8/8/23 68 Acres; $8,500/acre; 45.8 CSR2; 95% tillable

6/30/22 34.85 acres; $6,450/acre; 44.1 CSR2; $146.26/CSR2; 80.34% tillable

6/30/22 94.33 acres; $6,000/acre; 49.2 CSR2; $121.95/CSR2; 85.06% tillable

6/30/22 48.94 acres; $5,500/acre; 69.2 CSR2; $79.84/CSR2; 83.31% tillable

6/30/22 95 acres; $6,550/acre; 48.1 CSR2; $136.17/CSR2; 89.17% tillable

March 2022 167.38 acres; 98.81 tillable acres; $6,100/tillable acre; 55.2 CSR2; $110.51/CSR2; $602,741; 59.03% tillable

March 2022 33.38 acres; 36 tillable acres; $10,300/tillable acre; 56.9 CSR2; $181.02/CSR2; $370,800; 107.85% tillable

9/9/22 40 Acres; $8,150/acre; 50.1 CSR2; 97.5% tillable

Jason J. Smith, CAI

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Van Buren County Iowa Farmland Sales

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Van Buren County Farmland Values and Averages

All farmland values for Van Buren 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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