2018 ISU Land Value Survey Results

in conjunction with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

After a reprieve in 2017, commodity prices, interest rates, and trade disruptions drove Iowa farmland values down for the fourth time in five years. The average statewide value of an acre of farmland is now estimated to be $7,264. This represents a decrease of 0.8 percent, or $62 per acre, from the 2017 estimate.

Questions or comments about the 2018 survey, please contact Dr. Wendong Zhang at wdzhang@iastate.edu or call the office at 515-294-2536.

2018 Land Value Survey News Conference

The results of the 2018 land value survey were announced by Dr. Zhang at a news conference on Wednesday, December 12. The full 90 minute-long news conference video is at the bottom of this page. Additional materials from the news conference are available below.

Three minute highlights of the 2018 survey results

2018 Land Value Survey Resources

Full 90 minute-long 2018 news conference video