Wisconsin farmers may not be happy with their current commodity prices, but the land they use to produce those commodities continues to hold its value.
Non-irrigated cropland rent averaged $137.00 per acre in Wisconsin during 2019, an increase of $4.00 from 2017 according to the latest report released by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Cash rent paid for pasture in Wisconsin averaged $40.00 per acre in 2019, unchanged from 2017. Rock County had the highest published average cash rent for non-irrigated cropland, at $217.00 per acre, followed by Lafayette County, at $215.00 per acre.
Grant, Green and Columbia rounded out the top 5. The highest published pasture cash rent was $68.50 per acre in Lafayette County. Calumet followed at $62.50 per acre with Columbia and Waupaca both at $57.00 per acre.