2019 ISU Land Value Survey Results
The 2019 ISU Land Value Survey shows a 2.3 percent increase in average Iowa farmland values from November 2018 to November 2019. The average statewide value of an acre of farmland is now estimated at $7,432. This modest increase, which barely exceeds the pace of inflation, is the second rise over the past six years, but still represents a 15 percent decrease from the 2013 peak in nominal land values, or a 23 percent drop in inflation-adjusted values.
2019 Land Value Survey News Conference
The results of the 2019 land value survey were announced by Dr. Zhang at a news conference on Wednesday, December 11. 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 2019 survey results
2019 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 11. Includes an analysis of survey information by Dr. Zhang.
- Iowa Land Value Survey Brochure
- 2019 and 2018 Iowa Average Land Values, by County - [download]
- Percentage Change in Iowa Land Values 2018 to 2019 - [download]
- 2019 Iowa Land Values by Crop Reporting District - [download]
- Percentage Change in Iowa Land Values, 2018 to 2019 (ranking) - [download]
- 2019 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 2019 conference.
- 2019 Media Coverage