2018 ISU Land Value Survey Results
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.
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
- Iowa Land Value Survey Overview (pdf)
This briefing paper includes background information on the Iowa land value survey, including historic information, an analysis of highest/lowest land values and changes from last year’s survey.
- Iowa Land Value Survey News Release (pdf)
The full news release made available on December 12. Includes an analysis of survey information by Dr. Zhang.
- Iowa Land Value Survey Brochure
- 2018 and 2017 Iowa Average Land Values, by County - [download]
- Percentage Change in Iowa Land Values 2017 to 2018 - [download]
- 2018 Iowa Land Values by Crop Reporting District - [download]
- Percentage Change in Iowa Land Values, 2017 to 2018 (ranking) - [download]
- 2018 Iowa Land Values (dollar ranking) - [download]
- Comparative Iowa Land Values table with maps (pdf)
- Iowa Land Values table by District and Land Quality (pdf)
- Slide show (pdf)
The complete slide show presented by Dr. Zhang at the 2018 conference.
- 2018 Media Coverage