Economic Research Report No. (ERR-245) 39 pp

February 2018

Farmland Values, Land Ownership, and Returns to Farmland, 2000-2016

The value of farm real estate accounts for over 80 percent of the value of farm-sector assets and is an important indicator of the sector. This report finds U.S. farmland values appreciated quickly from 2000 to 2015, but have since slowed considerably. Also, farmland appreciation over 2000-2012 led to fewer financially stressed farms.

See related Amber Waves article: Changing Farmland Values Affect Renters and Landowners Differently.

Keywords: farmland values, net farm income, farmland appreciation, tenure, farm financial stress

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Last updated: Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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