Cash Rent Rates

What is on this page?

  1. 2017 UNL Cash Rent Table for East and Northeast Nebraska and Links to Nebraska Farm Real Estate Reports 
  2. USDA-NASS county-based cash rent maps (irrigated/rainfed/pasture) for 2017, 2016 and 2014
  3. Link to Ag Lease 101 Website
  4. 2016 UNL Custom Farming Rates
  5. 2017 Iowa State University Custom Farm Rates

1. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Survey Results for 2017-2015 Cash Rent Rates by Crop Reporting Districts

Average Reported Value of Nebraska Farmland Cash Rent Rates in Northeast and East Crop Reporting Districts,
  East (includes Colfax, Dodge, Washington) Northeast (includes Stanton, Cuming, Burt, Thurston, Dakota)
Type of Land 2017 2016 2015 2017 2016 2015
Dryland/Rainfed Cropland            
Average 195 200 205 215 225 235
% Change from last year -3 -2 -5 -4 -4 -4
High Third Quality 235 250 255 265 290 305
Low Third Quality 155 160 155 170 180 175
Gravity Irrigated Cropland            
Average 260 285 300 255 275 285
% Change from last year -9 -5 -5 -7 -4 -2
High Third Quality 300 340 355 295 325 335
Low Third Quality 235 245 260 210 260 225
Center Pivot Irrigated Cropland            
Average 290 320 330 305 345 365
% Change from last year -9 -3 -7 -12 -5 -1
High Third Quality 325 375 385 350 405 430
Low Third Quality 245 270 270 250 275 285
Pasture            
Average 53 61 65 62 75 90
% Change from last year -14 -5 18 -17 -17 29
High Third Quality 70 76 75 76 98 120
Low Third Quality 38 45 50 42 48 60
Source: University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Roger Wilson and Jim Jansen    

Links to full reports:

2017 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Report
2016 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Report
2015 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Report

Also read these reminders on Land Lease Agreements and Terminations

2. United States Department of Agriculture – National Ag Statistic Service 2017, 2016, and 2014 County Based Rent Rates

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3. Ag Lease 101

Ag Lease 101 helps both land owners and land operators learn about alternative lease arrangements and includes sample written lease agreements for several alternatives. Ag Lease 101 was created by and is maintained by the North Central Farm Management Extension Committee.

4. University of Nebraska 2016 Custom Farm Rate Reports

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5. Iowa State University 2017 Custom Farm Rate Report

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